B+E Car & Trailer Training

Est 1986 – HSM Driver Training offer lessons and training for driving trailers weighing over 750kg. Our highly experienced driving instructors can help you learn to tow a trailer and give you tips and advice if you already have your B+E Car & Trailer licence.

Drivers who passed a car driving test on or after 1st January 1997

You are limited to vehicles up to 3500kg (3.5 tonnes) MAM, towing a trailer up to 750kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM – providing the MAM of the trailer doesn’t exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle.

You will need to pass an additional B+E driving test if you wish to tow a caravan, horse box or any other trailer combination which exceeds these weight limits.

(MAM also known as gross vehicle weight)

To obtain your B+E licence:

No additional theory or hazard perception test is needed, so once you are ready to book your training contact us by email or call on 01582 715111 and we can arrange training and a test.


HSM offer 1.5, 2 or 3-day training courses with the DVSA test at the end of the last day. All of our training is on a 1 to 1 basis; however, we do also offer training for larger groups. We try to bring the cost down as much as possible so are happy to use your own vehicle and trailer (if these meet strict DVSA rules) and will gladly supply additional equipment if needed.

Training including towing vehicle, trailer, insurance and fuel:

1.5 Days (3 Hours day one, 6 Hours day two –  1 on 1 instruction) 

  • Use of vehicle and trailer
  • 9 Hours One on one instruction
  • DVSA B+E test taken end of second day
  • Total cost – £550 – excluding £115 test fee ( £665 including test fee )

2 Days ( 6 Hours a day –  1 on 1 instruction) 

  • Use of vehicle and trailer
  • 12 Hours One on one instruction
  • DVSA B+E test taken end of second day
  • Total cost – £670 – excluding £115 test fee ( £785 including test fee )


  • Recap lesson followed with re test (5.5 hours)
  • Total cost – £300 – excluding £115 test fee ( £415 including test fee )

Cost for 2 Persons – 3 days ( 6 Hours a day ) Use of vehicle and trailer

  • 18 Hours instruction
  • DVSA B+E tests taken at end of third day
  • Total cost – £1000 – excluding x2 £115 test fee ( £1230 including test fee ) 


Please feel free to contact us for further help and advice 01582 715111