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. "
Fraser Anderson - Penicuik
B+E Car and Trailer Towing Lessons Edinburgh Lothian Scotland
The following dates are available:
Livingston 4th Training day available
Livingston 5th Booked
Livingston 6th Available
Livingston 7th Booked
Livingston 8th Available
Livingston 11th Available
Livingston 12th Available
Livingston 13th Booked
Livingston 14th Booked
Livingston 15th Booked
Livingston 18th Booked
Livingston 19th Available
Livingston 20th Available
Livingston 21st Available
Livingston 22nd Available
Livingston 25th Available
Livingston 26th Available
Livingston 27th Available
Livingston 28th Available
Livingston 29th Available
The dates shown have tests available, other dates are available for training only.
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.)
Payment is required in full by bank transfer at time of booking to secure a course, payment details will be provided.
No booking will be made until payment has been received.
*The one day course is only suitable if you are confident reversing with a trailer, we will only spend 30 minutes practicing the reverse exercise.
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 DVSA 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.
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, Down to Earth Gardening, Royal Yachting Association, St Andrews University, Arniston Estate, Tennant Company, Adwelding, Go Ape!, ITEC, Ax-Tec, Forrestry Commission Scotland, Basically Tool Hire, JSL Property Services, RS Marquee Hire, Glendale, The Garden Doctor, Edinburgh Napier University.
Recent test successes
How much does it cost?
Packages including training, DVSA test fee, vehicle and trailer hire for test:
2 Day course £595 (test on second day) ~ suitable for someone with no previous towing experience.
This course allows plenty of time to practice reversing.
This course normally starts at 0800 on each day meeting at EH55 8XE
1.5 Day course £475 (test on second day) ~ suitable for someone with a little previous towing experience.
This course normally starts at 1500 on day 1 and 0800 on day 2 meeting at EH55 8XE
1 Day course £355 (test on same day) ~ suitable for someone who is confident reversing with a trailer.
(We will spend approximately 30 minutes practicing reverse exercise).
Please do not book this course if you are not confident reversing with a trailer we are unlikely to reach the required standard.
The one day course normally starts at 0800 meeting at EH55 8XE
Already got B+E licence but need some guidance?
Trailer or Caravan Master Class £120 (no test) ~ suitable for any level of experience.
This course normally starts at 1500 on weekdays at EH55 8XE weekend morning slots are also available.
Charges are per hour not per person, no age restrictions. Must hold a full manual car licence.
Training is now available for B+E using an automatic vehicle, please note passing the test in an automatic vehicle will result in a restricted licence being issued.
If you require automatic please specify this when booking.
Payment is required at time of booking B+E courses and tests.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque.
Payment can now be made to mobile number 07875 769 115
Call Jonathan on 07875 769 115
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