Trailer Training for individuals and businesses

Driving with a trailer requires care and experience, and can be a high risk operation for novice drivers. Even experienced B+E drivers can benefit from health and safety training, assisting businesses to put systems in place to manage the increased risk.

Though the DVSA are no longer running B+E tests, and anyone with a category B (car) licence can now tow up to 3.5 tonnes as long as their unit (vehicle and trailer) is legal, they have recognised that there is a requirement for an approved training programme. The DVSA Trailer Training Accreditation Scheme is currently being set up and we are working with all parties to ensure that this is a success.

For those drivers who need a familiarisation course and some expert supervision while they get used to how to load, hitch, unhitch and reverse a trailer, we can run a one day Lantra Awards course for up to two candidates.

Once the DVSA Accredited scheme is in place, we anticipate running a full on road training and assessment course for one driver over one day, which will ensure that company drivers are capable of operating B+E combinations safely on-road.

For those drivers who need to be able to tow trailers off-road, we also provide the Lantra Awards Off-Road Trailer Handling course, which can be undertaken by holders of the Lantra Professional Off-Road Driving certificate, and is a one day course for up to two candidates.

Courses can be run from your home or workplace with your vehicles and trailers.