Become a B+E Accredited Training Centre
B+E Accredited Centres demonstrate commitment to high-quality, professional trailer training.
B+E Accreditation proves that your Instructors and Trainers are professionally qualified and knowledgeable, that their training covers the national syllabus, and that assessments are to DVSA standards.
The National Register of Instructors (NRI) is an accrediting body for the Trailer Training Accreditation Service (TTAS) launched by DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) in 2022.
BECOME A B+E ACCREDITED CENTRE
The process for becoming an accredited centre is straight forward and takes into account the National DVSA B+E training syllabus for the training and assessment.
ACCREDITATION CRITERIA - FOR B+E TRAINING/ASSESSMENT
The car and trailer training criteria is designed to help accrediting bodies ensure consistent training standards. To help improve road safety, the syllabus is designed to give employers the peace of mind that their drivers have the skills, knowledge, and understanding they need to tow trailers responsibly.
The criteria covers:
– Premises used for training
– Vehicles and Trailers
– Course Bookings
– Candidate Registration
– Candidate Health Declaration
– DVSA Training Syllabus
– B+E Assessment
– Progressive Record of Training
– Retention of records
– Certification of Trainees
– Using the ‘NRI Accredited’ Logo
– Training activity report
– Quality Assurance
– Customer Complaints
– Health & Safety Law Poster
– Health & Safety Policy
– GDPR Policy
– Risk Assessments
– First Aid Provisions
– Fire and Emergency Evacuation Procedures
– NRI LGV Examination Centres Current Instructor List
– Instructor CPD
MORE ABOUT THE SYLLABUS
On successful completion of the training, drivers will be able to discuss and demonstrate the following 12 aspects of driving whilst towing a trailer with a category B vehicle:
• Preparing vehicle and its occupants for a journey
• How to guide and control the vehicle whilst towing
• How to competently reverse a vehicle and trailer
• How to uncouple and recouple the trailer safely and competently
• Use the road in accordance with the Highway Code
• Drive safely and responsibly in the traffic system
• Road safety benefits
• Fuel-saving driving techniques
• Safe driving techniques
• Safe loading
• Vehicle-handling techniques
• Legislative requirements
NRI B+E INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
For your Instructors to deliver B+E training, existing members of NRI, NVDIR, ADI and holders of CTLLS/CET, PTLLS/AET and DTLLS/DET are recognised as being qualified to train under the NRI B+E accreditation. Instructors without these qualifications, must pass an online NRI Instructional Theory Assessment.
All Instructors must also pass the online NRI B+E knowledge test to gain B+E instructor membership of NRI.
The fees shown below are the NRI charges to accredited centres.
Initial Exam Centre Approval (year 1), including pre-approval audit and first annual audit
Renewal (year 2 onwards), including annual audits
Add the current B+E Accreditation to your current NRI Exam Centre Membership (one off fee)
£65 + VAT
Online NRI Instructional Theory Assessment
£110 + VAT
Online NRI B+E Knowledge Test
£80 + VAT
ABOUT THE REGISTER
The National Register of Instructors (NRI) is the only Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) endorsed Instructor register developed by the industry for the industry. There are currently 560 Instructors and Assessors on the National Register.
The not-for-profit Register is operated by RTITB and supported by Logistics UK and the Road Haulage Association (RHA). All of whom sit on the governance committee and oversee the standards and future development of the Register. The NRI also issues AFV training certification to drivers, as well as supporting those delivering training and/or assessment to Category B+E licence holders.