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  Pass your trailer towing test in just one day!* 
Courses from only £355 including test fee.
Car and Trailer Towing Lessons Galashiels Scotland

Pass your B+E trailer test in one day!

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, 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.

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, Edinburgh Napier University.

Check available B+E course dates

Recent test successes

Sarah Passed First Time
Duncan Passed First Time
Nick Passed First Time
John Passed First Time
Larry Passed First Time
Andy Passed First Time
Mark passed with just one minor driving fault!
Neil Passed with a Clean Sheet!
Matt is off to tow a boat to Norway
Niall Passed first time
Duncan Passed first time
Graham Passed first time
Grant Passed first time
Alan Passed first time
Callum Passed first time
Stephen passed first time with only 2 minors!
David passed first time
Emma was the first to pass in our new yellow yeti.
Maruisz from Edinburgh
Niklas passed with 2 minors.
Callum passed and is away to shear sheep around the world!
Christopher passed first time with just 2 minor driving faul
Julia Passed first time and is now towing horses.






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!

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.

We cover the following test centres for B+E test centres: Livingston LGV, Glasgow*, Perth*, Berwick upon Tweed*, Kilmarnock*.

*tests at centres other than Livingston will attract a vehicle positioning fee.



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?

Packages including training, DSA 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


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 now be made to mobile number 07875 769 115
Payment can also be made by Paypal however a surcharge will be levied to cover the fee's. 

Call Jonathan on 07875 769 115




Check available B+E course dates


Jonathan Smith ADI
07875 769 115






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