Who Needs A Trailer Licence?


There are many types of reasons to use a trailer, personal use, and commercial. But before we dive into these. Here are some details on trailer licenses.

What is B + E license?

On a Category BE license you can drive a vehicle with a MAM of 3,500kg with a trailer. The size of the trailer depends on the BE ‘valid from’ date shown on your licence. If the date is: before 19 January 2013, you can tow any size trailer on or after 19 January 2013, you can tow a trailer with a MAM of up to 3,500kg.

If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can:

drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM

tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

Towing Penalties

Penalties for not having the correct entitlement mean you run the risk of 9 points on your licence, and a fine; 3 points for ‘no category’, 6 points for ‘no insurance’ and there could also be a fine of £400+.

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Common Types of trailers of their uses:



A caravan, travel trailer, camper or camper trailer is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a tent. It provides the means for people to have their own home on a journey or a vacation, without relying on a motel or hotel, and enables them to stay in places where none is available.

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Horse Trailer

A horse trailer or horse van (also called a horse float in Australia and New Zealand or horsebox in the British Isles) is used to transport horses. There are many different designs, ranging in size from small units capable of holding two or three horses, able to be pulled by a pickup truck or even a SUV; to gooseneck designs that carry six to eight horses, usually pulled by 1-ton dually-style pickups.

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Box trailer

Boz trailers have a large capacity and a great value. They are suitable for fishing, camping, luggage, carrying various equipment, and bikes.

Businesses who use trailers

They are many types of businesses that may need to train staff to use a trailer. Here is a list of some:

  • Warehouses / Industry / Wholesale
  • Construction
  • Farmers
  • Horse related / Stables
  • Animal transport
  • Cabling
  • Plumbers
  • Boat companies
  • Sports / Fitness
  • Mobile entertainment
  • Catering
  • Gardening
  • Mobile games companies

Learn more about our B + E trailer towing course or contact us if you are unsure if you need a trailer licence.

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Our driving instructors cover Newcastle, Wallsend, North Tyneside, Whitley Bay, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Shields and the surrounding areas.


North East Trailer Towing Test Tips

We are soo excited about our Trailer Towing Course that we decided to make several videos with advice and tips for anyone who needs help with their towing skills.

Many drivers are unaware that if they passed their test after 1st of January 1997 they are not legally entitled to tow, even then weight limit restrictions apply.

Penalties for not having the correct entitlement mean you run the risk of 9 points on your licence, and a fine; 3 points for ‘no category’, 6 points for ‘no insurance’ and there could also be a fine of £400+.

Our instructors will give you the confidence to drive safely and pass your DVLA towing test. We provide practical experience to build confidence and NOT just pass your test!

We provide our Trailer Towing Category B+E licence Training across Newcastle, Wallsend, North Tyneside, Whitley Bay, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Shields and the surrounding areas.

Click here -> Trailer Towing Course or Call 0191 500 9775 for more information.

Please view our video playlist below.


10 reasons to become a driving instructor!


10 reasons to become a driving instructor

  1.  Choose your working hours
  2.  Holiday times your choice
  3.  Meet all kinds of people
  4.  By meeting all nationalities you understand people more
  5.  Make some great friends / contacts
  6.  Choose your own vehicle to drive; as you will be sitting in it a lot!
  7.  Challenging problem solving
  8.  Joys of seeing clients passing driving test and then see them pass you on lessons (feel proud)
  9.  You become a better driver yourself with being in a vehicle for lots of hours 
  10.  Questions that get good replies
    • Follow the road ahead? Is that left
    • How old are your feet? Pupil not sure
    • What side is steering wheel? Right, what seat are you sitting in? left. What seat would be best to sit in? left so you’re not wanting to drive away now? Yes; what seat do you want to sit in then? Left 🙂
    • What are you going to do for that woman walking across the road? Speed up it’s my mother and she wouldn’t give me any money.
    • Why do you want to learn to drive? I want to visit my mother more; that’s good, where does she live? At end of the street.


Our driving instructor benefits

  • Free diary/telephone management
  • 2 continuous development courses paid for per year
  • Free stationery
  • Free logo for car
  • Free business cards & stationery
  • Clients supplied
  • Free advice for your development
  • Monthly get together…plus much more!

Thinking of becoming a driving instructor?

Or are you a driving instructor wanting to join our driver network?

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10 Actions You Could Face Using Mobile Phones When Driving


It was revealed recently that Fines and points are to double for drivers caught using mobile phones. We have listed 10 actions you could face by using a mobile phone behind the wheel.

  1. Heavy fine

  2. Increase insurance premiums

  3. Loss of licence if passed test less than 2 years

  4. Possible loss of job if depends on driving

  5. Could affect job promotion or change of career

  6. Serious injury to either party causing financial burden and hardship

  7. Depression due to nature of using mobile phones

  8. Loss of respect to yourself and from others

  9. Increase in public transport burden if banned

  10. Jail if convicted for injury or death carrying up to a life sentence period (when new law becomes effective march 2017)

Since 2003, it’s been illegal to use a handheld mobile device while driving. It’s still legal use a hands-free kit if your phone is in a cradle, but you can still be stopped if this distracts you and causes you to drive carelessly.

When the law was first introduced, the penalty fine was just £30. In 2007 this was increased to £60. The current penalty for using a mobile phone while driving, which was introduced in 2013, is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points — although some first-time offenders are offered a remedial course instead.

Under the new plans, the remedial course would be scrapped so drivers would face a compulsory fine and penalty points. The penalties would also double, with the fine increasing to £200 and the penalty points going from 3 to 6.

Currently, novice drivers (who have passed their test in the last two years) can be disqualified after receiving 6 points instead of the usual 12. Under the new plans, this could mean an immediate ban for novice drivers after one mobile phone driving offence. (information source

If you need to make a call in a car please use a hands-free kit or bluetooth. If it is not an emergency please wait until you have finished driving to use your mobile phone.

Stay safe!

John Dixon – Aspiration Driving School

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Winter Driving tips | Newcastle | Sunderland | North East England


‘Winter is coming’ and soon the roads will be icy and more hazardous! There are lots you can do to help yourself through the winter period SO we have created a winter bucket list to help you!

Winter driving bucket list

  • Flask
  • Non-perishable nibbles
  • Phone charger+ fully charged mobile + sat nav
  • Warm blanket, spare clothes, hat, gloves
  • Book to read
  • Make sure you are a member of a breakdown service and their number is left in car with membership number
  • Winter check by a garage (normally free only a charge if something needs to be done) spare mixed coolant
  • Windscreen wash
  • Winter tyres but removed in spring
  • Let people know your destination and approx time of arrival
  • Ensure you taking note of major road signs landmarks in case of breakdown on phone or sat nav locate my location button in advance
  • Keep windows closed as much as you can and doors locked.
  • Anyone approaches ask for I.D if unsure if police or breakdown ring for verification.
  • Braking distance should be up to 10 times more than normal in severe weather
  • If severe weather please don’t drive.

If you have never driven in winter weather why not get a 2 hr winter driving course to give you the experience or call us on 0191 500 9775

More tips on driving in bad weather.