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0845 338 1898

Minibus Towing Training 


All drivers who passed a car test before 1 January 1997 will probably be entitled to tow trailers as long as the overall weight of the minibus and trailer does not exceed 8.5 tonnes. Drivers who passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 can drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes as long as the trailer does not weigh more than 750kg. You need to pass a B+E test to tow anything exceeding these limits or a D1+E for minibus towing.


We will not only ensure your general driving is up to test standard, but will make sure you know how to perform each of the manoeuvres first time every time. The manoeuvres are,

  • Coupling and uncoupling the trailer
  • Reverse parking around cones (off road)

At the beginning of the test you will be asked 5 “Show me Tell me” questions. Each wrong answer will be marked as a minor driving fault, unless all 5 are wrong and then a serious driver fault is given. The test will last for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes in which all your general driving and manoeuvres will be assessed.

All courses are designed to not only teach you how to tow a trailer but to bring your driving skills to the required DSA standard to pass a test.  Our instructors are all government registered DSA driving instructors and maintain the very highest of standards.


B+E Licence Course

This course is designed for someone who is new to using a trailer and wants to pass the B+E test. The “B” category is car and the “+E” part is for a trailer. This training starts with a 4 hour introductory lesson which covers,

  • Vehicle familiarisation & reversing
  • Using mirrors & equipment
  • Vehicle checks
  • Coupling/Uncoupling
  • Basic manoeuvres

At the end of this session we will also give you a full explanation of what training you require, if any, to pass the DSA B+E test.

The cost of this is £190.00.

Following initial training and assessment a recommendation will be made for one of the following:  

6 Hours (1 Day) Good knowledge of towing and at a good standard (Test fee included) £399.00
12 Hours (2 Days) Intermediate driver with a little knowledge of towing  (Test fee included) £599.00
18 Hours (3 Days) New to towing and some elements of driving need attention £799.00

Please Note: If you want to take the minibus and trailer test, you must first have the D1 qualification on your license.


All you need to do is call us on 0845 338 1898 you can also email using the form to the right with the dates you'd like and the following information,


Date of birth,
Driving licence number,

There is no theory or medical test with this test.

"The training was very good and presented very well and will help in my job. The trainer Chris was amazing, many thanks"

"Huge thank you to you and especially Mick who was amazing can you please pass on my thanks to him for being a great teacher"

"Excellent - very informative, detailed and relevant with the driving practise. Instructor Chris - very patient and comprehensive. Thank you"

"fantastic instructor, calm and reassuring, made course more fun for learning."

"Very helpful course, very thorough and enjoyable. Appreciated the patience and support given."

"Well organised and presented, clear and patient instructions"

"Training was great, learnt loads. Made me more aware of my driving and how I could improve."

"I looked around for MIDAS Training for staff to be safe to drive our new minibus and also to accompany residents on outings. I luckily found this wonderful company on the internet and Chris was the only person to bother ringing me back. He arrived and put my staff at ease and he was an excellent teacher with years of experience and helped everyone ease their fears of doing a small driving test. Everyone passed and I would recommend this company. We are opening 4 more homes this year and we shall be using Chris - Thank you from a very satisfied customer"

"This was a well prepared, thought out and productive learning session which was both fun and educational for my role in the care home."

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Contact Information

Minibus Training and Safety Ltd
Unit 25
Broadfields Farm
Dunmow Road
CM77 6SA
Telephone: 0845 338 1898
Email: info@minibustrainingandsafety.co.uk