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 "I used Jonathon at Drive Bananas to pass my B+E trailer test. The quality of service I received throughout the day was excellent. Jonathon managed to cram all the training and test into one day which suited my needs. I am now able to use a trailer for my landscaping business. If I need to send any of my employees to do the training and test I know where I am going. Thanks Jonathon. "

 - Penicuik

B+E Car and Trailer Towing Lessons Edinburgh Lothian Scotland

Pass your trailer test in just one day! Courses from only £355 including test fee.

The following one day courses are available with DSA test on the same day:

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To book one of these dates
Text Jonathan on 07875 769 115
(Please state your full name and the date you are interested in booking.)

Full payment is required by bank transfer at time of booking to secure a coure, no booking will be made until payment is made.
All bookings are subject to terms and conditions.

Do you need to tow a trailer for business or leisure? Caravan, Horsebox, Boat or Plant and Machinery?
Our customers include Market Traders, Catering Trailer Businesses, Tree surgeons, Park rangers, Landscape gardeners, Builders, Joiners, Horse Riders, Mechanics, Sailers, Power Boaters, Stock car racers, Out Door Education and Adventure Instructors and Helicopter Pilots..

If you passed your car driving test between the 1st of January 1997 and 19th January 2013 you will have been issued a category B driving licence. This licence allows you to tow a small trailer 750KG behind a car 3500KG. Or a combination of car and trailer which weighs upto 3500KG provided certain conditions are met. Many combinations of towing vehicle and trailer exceed these limits and cannot be driven on a category B driving licence, such as a caravan, horse box or broken down car.

If you passed your car driving test after 19th January 2013 the restrictions on what you can tow have been increased.

In order to tow a heavy trailer with a car or van you must sit a further practical driving test, there is no theory test required. The BE or B+E driving test follows the same format as the vocational LGV  HGV PCV driving tests. These tests are carried out at Livingston LGV test centre.

Our patient instructors are fully qualified to provide car and trailer training.

We have a towing vehicle and trailer which meets the DSA minimum test vehicle requirements and can provide full training to pass the B+E driving test.

We also offer reversing courses and advanced towing courses for those who passed prior to 1997 and already hold B+E but might have never actually towed a trailer, or simply need guidance. Ask about our trailer and caravan reversing masterclass.

We can also provide corporate fleet training and assessments for company vehicle drivers.

Please be aware that most candidates who are unsuccessful at the B+E test fail due to their general forward driving, not the reverse exercise. The standard of driving required is much higher than that of the standard learner car test.

Training is available 7 days per week from 0700 to 2200 subject to day light.

We have provided car and trailer training to customers from around the UK including drivers from Carlisle, Dumfries, Newcastle, Inverness, London, Dunbar, Fife, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Skye, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, Stirling and Perth.

Our past customers include the Scottish Prison Service, University of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt University Edinburgh,  Crummock, RUTS,  FMS Scotland,  Mike Stoane lighting, Stoats Porridge, Royal Yachting Association, St Andrews University, Arniston Estate, Tennant Company, Adwelding, Go Ape!, ITEC, Forrestry Commission Scotland, Basically Tool Hire, Edinburgh Napier University.

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Peter passed first time and is off to expand his transport business.

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Christopher passed first time with just 2 minor driving faults.

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Julia Passed first time and is now towing horses.

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Eric was the first to pass in 2014

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Fraser passed first time after a one day course.

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Shaun is off towing around Europe.

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Graham from Fife passed first time.

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John from Edinburgh passed first time.

Mark passed with just one minor driving fault!

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Nicola passed first time and is off to tow her caravan.

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Ben passed first time following a one day course.

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Colin passed first time with only 2 minor faults after a one day course.

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Rebecca is also away towing horses.

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Peter passed first time with 0 faults.

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Shaun from Forfar passed first time.

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Paul passed first time.

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Bodo passed first time and is off to tow his caravan.

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Paul passed first time with 1 minor fault.

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Chris from Glasgow passed first time.

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Douglas from Dalkeith passed first time with a clean sheet.

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Elliot passed first time and is off towing his boat.

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Rhian passed first attempt and is off to tow her horses.

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Niklas passed with 2 minors.

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Callum passed and is away to shear sheep around the world!

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Harry passed first time with just one minor fault!

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Robert passed with just 2 faults.

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Alex passed first time.

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Brian is off towing his landscape trailer.

Dave is off towing his landscape trailers.

Dave passed with 5 minor faults.

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Neil from St Andrews is now towing for work.

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Steven passed first time with 1 minor.

We provide the towing vehicle and trailer and can arrange your DSA practical test, all you need do is turn up with your driving licence, we do the rest.

Pass your trailer test in just one day! Courses from only £355 including test fee.

We are unable to accept ILA as payment.

We can customise a course to meet your specific requirements contact us for a quote.

As with our other training courses tuition is normally provided on a 1:1 basis, we can accommodate 2:1 if required by the client.
Please ensure you have both parts of your full driving licence available prior to booking training.
All bookings are subject to terms and conditions

B+E trailer training is normally carried out in West Lothian from our vocational vehicle operating base in Tarbrax EH55.

Before parting with your hard earned cash it is worth checking the qualifications of your trainer!

Anyone who passed the car test prior to 1997 could present themselves as a B+E trainer and charge money for training without having any qualifications or experience at all. They may never have actually passed a trailer test themselves.

We only use fully qualified DSA Approved Driving Instructors who have passed the C+E articulated lorry test and have industry experience driving with heavy trailers.

Our Business is Driven by our Customers!

Jonathan is a great instructor, he was always on time, patient and good at explaining what was required. I would reccommend him to anyone wanting to do the vocational B+E test or indeed undertake thier inital driver training.

Emma Dalley - Edinburgh

Spent 4 hrs with Johnathan and then passed a B+E test first time with flying colours. 

Would recommend Bananas Driver Training.
To anyone if they are considering to learn to drive. 
Johnathan was friendly, and generally was a great instructer.

 - Edinburgh

Jonathan went well above and beyond the call of duty by clearing the snow and ice from the test center reversing area to allow my test to go ahead. His clear instruction made the whole process very straight forward. Many thanks for getting me through my B+E car and trailer test.

 - Kirriemuir

I used drive me bananas to get trailer lessons sit my trailer test, very good service and a nice unintimidating car and trailer setup do it all in.  
Alistair Kay Passed B+E test Livingston LGV test centre  3/11/09

How much does it cost?

3 hour introductory session £120
Additional training if required £40 per hour
DSA test £115
1 hour Warm up and use of vehicle for test £120

Packages including training, DSA test fee and vehicle hire for test:
1 Day course £355 (test on same day) ~ suitable for someone with previous towing experience.
1.5 Day course £475 (test on second day) ~ suitable for someone with a little previous towing experience.
2 Day course £595 (test on second day) ~ suitable for someone with no previous towing experience.

Charges are per hour not per person, no age restrictions. Must hold a full manual car licence.

Payment is required at time of booking B+E courses and tests.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque.
Payment can also be made by Paypal however a surcharge will be levied to cover the fee's.

Call Jonathan on 07875 769 115

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