Trailer Training UK - The South's Premier LGV (HGV), PCV, B+E (Car & Trailer) & Driver CPC Driving School
Your Local, Trusted and Friendly Driver Training Provider -Trailer Training UK- Winner 2017 "Most Outstanding Commercial Driving School"
(CV 2017 Global Excellence Awards)
Qualified & Friendly Instructors
Over 30 Years Driver Training Experience
Proven 90%+ First Time Pass Rate
Professional Driver Training Services available at Trailer Training UK
The B+E course is for the car or van and trailer with a MAM over 3500kg.
This course is for those that have passed their car driving test on or after 1st Jan 1997. You will need the B+E licence to tow large trailers. Trailer Training UK are the industry leaders in tailored B+E training.
The LGV C1 licence is to drive rigid goods vehicles between 3500kg and 7500kg, most emergency ambulances come into this category.
Our training vehicles are easy to drive Iveco Daily and VW panel vans both with car like controls.
Trailer Training UK have delivered C1 training to SCAS, SECAMB and LAS over the years.
The category C+E course is to drive an articulated or draw bar goods vehicle, Commonly known as HGV 1.
Our training vehicles are the popular and easy to drive Renault Premium 430 also our Volvo FM 12 Globetrotter with the i-Shift fully automatic gearboxes and a standard 40ft box trailer.
We are a JAUPT Approved Training Centre
We have 5 x driver CPC courses available covering a wide range of subjects. Vehicle Checks and Driver’s Legal Requirements / Drivers Hours, Tachographs and Eco Safe Driving / Load Security, Health and Safety and Vehicle Familiarisation / Customer care in the Transport industry & Accident and Breakdown Procedure / Well -being, Professional Driver
Our caravan and reversing courses are designed for the complete beginner and for those with previous towing experience and are looking to update their skills.
Steve our director is also a former principle instructor and consultant to the Camping and Caravanning Club, and instructor with the Caravan Club. Steve has over 30 years of caravanning and towing experience and a wealth of caravanning knowledge, so you know you will be in good hands.
This courses is for drivers that have passed the car driving test before 1st Jan 97 and don’t need the B+E test and want to learn how to tow a trailer safely.
Companies also benefit from their workforce completing a duty of care course giving employees the knowledge to tow and reverse large trailers safely, reducing risk, of damage and injury. This helps employers achieve higher safety standards, reducing accidents and insurance costs.
If you are new to tachographs and drivers hours or need to update your knowledge then this course is for you. Drivers hours, working time directive, analogue and digital tachographs are covered by industry experienced trainers.
Trailer Training UK Ltd are your local & friendly established commercial driving school, with a qualified and experienced team of staff; at multi-purpose training centres for B+E, LGV / HGV, CPC and PCV training in Southampton (Hampshire) and Greenham (Berkshire) covering the South Coast and Home Counties including Hampshire, Sussex, Dorset, Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire and surrounding areas.
Trailer Training UK Ltd has rapidly grown from strength to strength in the past 12+ years as an approved and award-winning B+E and HGV / LGV training provider, and are seen as the industry leading training provider for both it’s private and commercial clients.
Over the years we have helped many thousands of clients achieve their goals, acquiring new driving licences, professional industry standard qualifications and competence in new skills.
Our dedicated team at Trailer Training UK is led by Veteran & Expert Instructor and Director Steve Davis DVSA ADI, who has attained the highest grade DVSA ADI qualification (Grade 6), amongst a range of other professional and instructional qualifications. Steve’s background is Ex-Army (Royal Corps of Transport), driving and instructing on a wide range of vehicles and platforms all across the world from teaching off road driving skills, blue light driving and instructing drivers on some of the world’s biggest and most complex vehicles, including tank transporters and armoured vehicles.
He is also well known, with a proven record, as one of the most knowledgeable and experienced DVSA ADI in the industry- also owning previous driving schools as well as working with the AA,.
“The things that Steve doesn’t know aren’t worth knowing”, with endless awards and recognition for his abilities, it is by this ethos and standard that Trailer Training UK operates. Priding itself on excellent customer service, tailored training and training innovation.
For professional trailer and LGV driver training at competitive prices in Winchester, Southampton (Hampshire), Newbury or surrounding areas contact Trailer Training UK today.
- We hold a proven 1st time pass rate 93.2% (2015) (DVSA national average is 55.4%)
- Modern, comfortable and adaptable fleet of Training Vehicles.
- The most competitive training rates in the South of the UK.
- Qualified DVSA ADI, NRLGV, Driving Instructors, RTITB.
- Multi-purpose Training Centres delivering over 25 different types of Training Courses every day.
- Long Established PCV & HGV / LGV training provider
- The UK`s leading B+E car and trailer training provider
- Trailer Training UK are the official approved LGV C1 Training Provider for South Central Ambulance Service
- The NHS’s leading LGV C1 & PCV D1 ambulance training provider.
- Friendly & professional, DBS checked Instructors
- Training consultants to the Camping and Caravanning club, NCC, RYA and local companies.
- Preferred driver training provider for HM Royal Navy & BAE Systems 2009-2013.
- JAUPT Approved Periodic CPC training centre (AC01206)
- CIEH Approved First Aid training centre – Trailer Training UK
The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.
View your Driving Licence Here to see if you can tow.
Licences issued from 19 January 2013
From 19 January 2013, drivers passing a category B (car and small vehicle) test can tow:
- small trailers weighing no more than 750kg
- a trailer over 750kg as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)
If you want to tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg, when the combined weight of the towing vehicle and trailer is more than 3,500kg, you’ll have to pass the B+E test.
Licences held from 1 January 1997
If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary category B (car) licence, you can:
- drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
- tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined gross weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg
For anything heavier you need to take a category B+E driving test.
Licences held before 1 January 1997
If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you are generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes MAM.
Towing heavier combinations
If you want to tow heavier combinations, you’ll have to first apply for provisional entitlement to the new C1+E entitlement. You’ll then have to pass the category C theory test and C1+E practical test.
Once you’ve done this you can drive vehicles and trailers with a combined weight of up to 12 tonnes MAM.
- Category B
You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg).
You can also tow heavier trailers if the total weight of vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg.
- Category B + E: Car and trailer
You can drive a category B vehicle with a trailer when they have a combined weight over 3,500kg.
- Category LGV C1: Medium goods vehicles 7.5t
You can drive vehicles weighing between 3,500 and 7,500kg (with a trailer up to 750kg).
- Category LGV C1: Ambulance
- Category LGV C1+E: Medium goods vehicle and trailer
You can drive C1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg, but the trailer – when fully loaded – can’t weigh more than the vehicle.
The combined weight of both can’t exceed 12,000kg.
- Category LGV C: Ridged lorry
You can drive vehicles over 3,500kg (with a trailer up to 750kg).
- Category LGV C+E: Articulated lorry
You can drive category C vehicles with a trailer over 750kg.
- Category PCV D1: 9-17 seat Minibus
You can drive vehicles with:
no more than 16 passenger seats
a maximum length of 8 metres
a trailer up to 750kg
- Category PCV D1+E: Minibus and trailer
You can drive D1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg, but the trailer – when fully loaded – can’t weigh more than the vehicle.
The combined weight of both can’t exceed 12,000kg.