Trailer Training

Trailer Training

Covid 19 update

The DVSA confirmed that B+E trailer training and tests could restart on 12 April in England.

If you passed your driving test after 1st January 1997, it is unlikely that you will hold an entitlement to tow a large trailer or caravan. Driving without this entitlement could lead to the possibility of a fine, points on your licence and your insurance would likely be void. Unlike many other companies offering trailer training, all of Jack’s instructors are fully qualified. See our dedicated page for more details.New customers please contact us for an appointment or any further information.

If you are responsible for towing a trailer you will encounter different challenges when driving, it is important that you have the confidence and skills to tow your caravan or trailer safely. Towing a trailer can be daunting, even for the most experienced driver.

Jack’s Driving School has the expertise to help you, whether you want to gain some confidence or you wish to sit the B+E test.

All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced DVSA approved driving instructors with the expertise to give you the best possible chance to pass your test.

Prices and Guidelines
To decide on how much training you would need to reach test standard, we advise that you sit an assessment. Drivers ability and experience differ, so the following will give you a guide on the costs involved:
2 Hour Assessment – £75
3 Hour Group Assessment – £145
1 Day Course For People With Good Knowledge And Towing Experience – £343
1 1/2 Day Course For People With Some Towing Experience – £457
2 Day Course For People With Little Experience – £571

Rules and Guidelines

All course prices are based on 1 person and include the DVSA test fee – £115 (Mon-Fri), the test fee is £141 for a Saturday test (subject to availability) therefore please add £26 to the course prices if a test is required on a Saturday. The test fee is payable directly to the DVSA via Jack’s Driving School and as such is bound by the Terms & Conditions of the DVSA, www.gov.uk

The licensing rules are complicated. The following points will aid your decision as to whether you require sitting the B+E test for your particular trailer or caravan. If you have any doubts please contact us, we will be pleased to help.

FULL CAR LICENCE HELD BEFORE 1ST JANUARY 1997

You may drive a vehicle or combination of vehicle and trailer up to 7.5 tonnes or a vehicle up to 7.5 tonnes and a trailer up to 750Kg max total 8.25 tonnes.

FULL CAR LICENCE HELD ON OR AFTER 1ST JANUARY 1997 AND BEFORE 19TH JANUARY 2013

You may drive a vehicle or combination of vehicle and trailer up to 3.5 tonnes or a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes and a trailer up to 750Kg max total 4.25 tonnes.

FULL CAR LICENCE HELD AFTER 19TH JANUARY 2013

You may drive a vehicle or combination of vehicle and trailer up to 3.5 tonnes.

The above figures are based on the maximum absolute mass (MAM) of both trailer and car! For example, an unladen trailer might weigh 1 tonne however it might have a MAM of 3 tonnes, it is the MAM you must use in your calculations. Just because it is empty does not mean you are within the legal weights.

Testimonials

Absolutely brilliant people to learn with had the best driving experience with them.
Betty Waites
Just got 2 say the driving instructors are amazing people and make u fell proper comfortable when on ur lesson and make sure your ready for ur test day.... Thanks Lance again my family can't thank u enough for putting up with me lol.
Nathan Kellet Sams