Did you pass your car driving test on or after 1st January 1997?

Did you know, that if you intend to tow a Trailer or Caravan over 750kgs, and you passed your Category B (Car) driving test on or after 01 January 1997, then you may need to pass a further driving test to obtain the Category B+E (Car and Trailer) entitlement.

If you passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 you are only entitled to drive a vehicle in category B, that is a motor vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM). You can only TOW A TRAILER up to 750 kgs MAM.

If you need to pass your Car and Trailer "B+E" test "Teesside LGV Training Ltd" is DSA Registered and one of the leading specialist driver training providers in car and trailer and all LGV categories B+E, C1, C1+E, C C+E.

WARNING: Towing a trailer when you do not have the entitlement WILL INVALIDATE your insurance. This can lead to a prosecution with 9 penalty points on you driving licence and a fine up to £1000.00.

(Click here for full details at www.direct.gov.uk)

Trailer Courses Available:

(1 Day courses are 6 hours; Tests are taken the following day)

½ Day = A candidate who has the entitlement on their licence but has not towed before or just needing a refresher in towing or confidence building.

1 Day = A candidate who is recently taken and failed a test.

2 Day = A candidate who has some experience of towing and reversing with a trailer.

3 or 4 Day = A candidate who has never towed before.


The above courses are a guide but training required will need to be based on the individual´s driving ability and a driving assessment can be conducted first if requested. Rest breaks and refreshments will be taken as required during the course. Teesside LGV Training Ltd will provide the vehicle and trailer but the students may use their own vehicle if preferred providing it is up to test standard.

Teesside LGV Training work with a number of Caravan companies and are on the training providers list for the Caravan Club.

All our training is carried out by DVSA Registered LGV instructors, ADI instructors and you will receive the very best training. To get onto a towing/trailer training course is simple. One phone call is all that is required to 01642 466 099 or you can e-mail us on info@tlgv.co.uk and we will call you back at a convenient time.

We offer specialist training courses for people who are already qualified to tow, but have never towed a caravan. Or training courses are designed to suit each individual candidate and can be conducted on any day.

These courses are becoming more and more popular due to the expert guidance and tuition that is we have to offer. Courses we have available are:

General Manoeuvre’s & Reverse Training.

Struggle to reverse? worried about turning with your caravan on the back? not a problem we can teach you how to reverse your caravan with some very easy simple techniques. We give guidance, advice, and build your confidence by getting you to drive routes which are specially designed.

Set up demo (Uncouple & Recouple, Loading, Nose Weight)

Make sure when you load your caravan you don’t overload it or overload the nose weight. we give you simple tips and advice from an expert. We teach you how to Uncouple and Recouple from your trailer with safety in mind, so that you don’t make the common mistakes and dame your car or caravan, making sure the grounding is safe. This course is becoming more and more popular.

Driver refreshment Courses.

Our driver refreshment courses are a popular course and cover sections of everything. the duration of these courses can be as long as you like from 1 days and onwards. We can supply the vehicles or we could even use your vehicle if you wanted. the Refreshment courses covers Country driving, Town driving, Motorways, Dual carriageways, we get you to Uncouple and Re couple, general manoeuvre’s including reversing and hill starts.

Specialist Design

This course is discussed with you and designed for whatever you need, could be that you are about to take your caravan on the motorway and you’re not a confident motorway driver. we can take you out onto a motorway so you can gain experience and confidence. I could be that you are wanting to take a trailer or caravan into the country, we can take you on routes which are designed to get the best from you and give you the confidence you require.

Call us on 01642 466 099 and we are more than happy to help and talk to you about your needs and requirements.