Car & Trailer (BE) Competency

About the Car & Trailer (BE) driving licence

    Between 01 January 1997 and autumn 2021, car drivers were required to take an additional driving test to attain their BE (Car & Trailer) entitlement.

    This was abolished in autumn 2021.

    Trailer Competency Training

    Although the requirement to take a BE test has been removed, drivers are encouraged to complete competency training for the safe use of trailers.

    Training is typically completed on a 1-to-1 basis over a 7 hour period, unless otherwise requested. We are able to supply the vehicle (Ford Ranger Wildtrak) and trailer for training purposes, or alternatively you may wish to provide your own. 

    Throughout the course you will cover the following four modules:

    • Vehicle and Trailer Checks
    • Safe Uncouple & Re-couple Procedures
    • On-The-Road Driving Abilities
    • Reversing and Manoeuvring Exercises

    Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate to confirm the attendance of basic training.

    At Heads of the Valleys Training we have our own private DVSA test facility on site, giving us plenty of space to practice the off-road elements and set up reverse manoeuvre exercises to practice.

    Courses can be adapted to suit any specific needs/requirements you may have. Please contact us for more information.

    Ready to get started?

    The quickest and easiest way to begin is to call our bookings team on 01873 832000.

    Alternatively, complete the form below and someone will be in touch.