Trailer Competency Training

Trailer Licencing

In November 2021, the government abolished the requirement to sit a driving test to achieve your BE (car and trailer) licence. All car drivers are now able to drive vehicles and trailers to a Maximum Authorised Mass of 7,500kgs combined.

Our Trailer Competency course is suitable for drivers who are towing trailers or caravans of all sizes with cars, vans or other commercial vehicles.

Trailer Competency Training

Although not mandatory, many employers and insurance firms alike are opting to enrol drivers onto basic competency training courses to cover the basic knowledge required to safely use trailers on the public highway. 

We are able to offer a 1 day basic competency course, suitable for drivers of all experience types. We are able to provide a 4×4 and trailer for training, or alternatively, you may wish to provide your own equipment.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to conduct a pre-use inspection on the towing vehicle and trailer
  • be able to safely uncouple and recouple a trailer
  • have a basic understanding of safe reversing techniques
  • be confident driving a car and trailer on a variety of different roads

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a certificate of competency.

BE Training Pass South Wales

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: Contact Us

Trailer Competency Training

Fleet Training for Employers

We are able to complete Trailer Competency training and assessments for your fleet drivers. We are able to cater for all licence categories such as:

  • Car + Trailer (B+E)
  • 7.5 Tonne + Trailer (C1+E)
  • Minibus + Trailer (D1+E)

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Available Trailer Competency Courses

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Courses are bespoke and arranged to suit your commitments and requirements.

Please get in touch with us to discuss.

BE Training Pass South Wales

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: Contact Us (Including VAT)

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What Do Our Customers That Passed Their Trailer Competency Say?

Brilliant day’s training with HOV training! I spent the whole day driving and learning to drive/reverse/position a trailer.

I got so much out of the day. Steve the trainer was very patient and super informative – I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt loads! Thank you!


A great day building confidence with my trailer towing skills.

The team at Heads of the Valleys were very supportive and the day was filled with a mix of reversing, coupling and on-the-road driving.

I am now much more confident and ready to tow my caravan thanks to the team!


The whole process at Heads of The Valleys was very professional and friendly.

I completed my Trailer towing Competency course with Steven and he was superb. The knowledge I gained through the day will benefit me massively and the confidence I gained is priceless.

Looking forward to my next course now, many thanks!