Driver Training

At KJA Driver Training, we offer various driver training courses in Scarborough, Whitby, Malton, Pickering, Driffield, Bridlington and throughout the surrounding areas. Wherever you’re based, you can rest assured that we can provide the expert driving tuition that you need. Our instructors are highly experienced and have helped hundreds of learners to become skilled drivers and confident and competent on the roads. With some of the highest pass rates in the UK, you can relax in the knowledge that you have the best possible chance of success.

B+E ( Car and Trailer)

B+E training is necessary if you want to tow vehicles over a set weight. Our skilled instructors will show you how to check your vehicle for safety, as well as be demonstrating the safe uncoupling and re-coupling of a trailer.  

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D1 (Mini Bus)

If you’re required to drive a minibus as part of your work, you need to obtain a category D1 driving licence. At KJA, we can provide you with all the training you need.

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D1+E (Mini Bus and Trailer)

Once you’ve passed your D1 test, you’ll then hold provisional entitlement to tow a trailer with a minibus (D1+E). We can provide D1+E mini bus and trailer tuition throughout Scarborough, Whitby, Malton, Pickering, Driffield and Bridlington.

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D (Bus / Coach)

Upon passing your Category D test, you’ll be licensed to drive any bus or coach. This is because the bus that you will learn in is fitted with a manual gearbox.

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C1 (7.5 tonnes)

Our C1 training will teach you to drive an LGV of between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes. You can also add a trailer of up to 750kg.

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C1+E (7.5 tonnes and Trailer)

Our C1+E training course shows you how to drive a vehicle weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, with a trailer weighing more than 7.5kg. If you already hold a Category C1 licence and want to be able to tow a bigger trailer, this C1+E course is right for you.

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C (Ridged)

Our Category C training course is ideal for candidates who require a licence to drive a rigid vehicle. With a Category C licence, you’ll be eligible to drive an LGV over 3,500kg.

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C+E (Artic)

C+E training is right for you if you want to learn to drive an articulated lorry or a draw bar (wagon and drag). This is the largest vehicle you can drive.

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MOD 4 CPC

If you need to pass the CPC Practical Demonstration Test (Module 4), KJA driver training can assist. We’ll help you to prepare for the test, providing you with the knowledge and skills that you require.

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What can you tow?

The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.

Licences issued from 1 January 1997

If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can: 

  • drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM 
  • tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg 

MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded

You have to pass the car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences issued before 1 January 1997

If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM. View your driving license information to check. 

You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.

Towing heavier combinations

Follow these steps if you want to tow heavier combinations: 
  1. Apply for provisional licence for a medium sized lorry and trailer (category C1+E) 
  2. Pass the lorry theory test 
  3. Pass the C1+E driving test

You need to take extra Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) tests if driving the medium-sized lorry is the main part of your job.

Once you’ve done this you can drive vehicles and trailers with a combined weight of up to 12,000kg MAM

Speed limits

Speed limits vary depending on the vehicle you are driving, and where you are driving it.  

Built up areas

30mph 
48kph

Cars & motorcycles

(including car-derived vans up to 2tonnes maximum laden weight) 

Cars towing caravans or trailers

(including car-derived vans and motorcycles) 

Buses, coaches and minibuses

(not exceeding 12 metres in overall length) 

Goods vehicles

(not exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight) 

Goods vehicles in England and Wales

(exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight) 

Goods vehicles in Scotland

(exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight) 

Built up 
areas

30mph 

48kph

30mph 

48kph

30mph 

48kph

30mph 

48kph

30mph 

48kph

30mph 

48kph

Single carriageways


60mph 

96kph

50mph 

80kph

50mph 

80kph

50mph 

80kph

50mph 

80kph

40mph 

64kph

Dual carriageways


70mph 

112kph

60mph 

96kph

60mph 

96kph

60mph 

96kph

60mph 

96kph

50mph 

80kph

Motorways 


70mph 

112kph

60mph 

96kph

70mph 

112kph

70mph 

112kph

60mph 

96kph

60mph

96kph

Call or email us today to find out more about our affordable driver training courses.