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5 Day Course

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A 5 day training course consists of 5 days of training to learn and complete your CBT, and then both module 1 and 2 tests. Suitable for new riders. You’ll usually start off on a smaller bike to get to grips with gears and balance such as slow control. 

The first day will be a full CBT training day, gaining your CBT certificate at the end of the day.

The next 2 days of the course will be focused on preparing you for Module 1. Plenty of off-road balance and control practice for the required manoeuvres of the module 1 test.

Once you’ve passed module 1, you’ll then spend the other 2 days training for the module 2 test. Similar to the driving test, this involves road riding through various conditions, assessing your awareness and progress. 

Course Overview

Day 1 – CBT

A CBT training course consists of 5 elements of training that are progressively completed throughout the day. These break down as follows:

Element A consists of an introduction and eye test. This involves all the basics of motorcycling, and everything you need to know for the day. Make sure to bring your glasses or contact lenses if you wear them as you will need to read a registration plate at a distance of 20 meters. This also includes:

  • Objectives of completing the CBT test
  • Reinforcing your understanding of the Highway Code to a good level
  • Understanding the importance of using good motorcycle equipment and clothing
  • Understanding the legal requirement to riding

Element B is on-site training where you learn in depth the various controls on a motorcycle and how to use them. This includes:

  • Familiarity with the different motorcycle or scooter controls
  • Using the motorcycle stands to safely park your bike
  • Demonstrating proper balance and bringing the motorcycle to a complete stop
  • Carrying out basic maintenance checks
  • Starting and stopping the engine

Element C is on-site riding where you will be taught practical riding skills using useful manoeuvres around our training grounds. This includes:

  • Riding in a straight line
  • Riding in a slow and controlled manner
  • Using both brakes
  • Changing gears
  • Riding a figure of eight
  • Carrying out emergency braking
  • Carrying out U-turns
  • Carrying out rear observation
  • Riding out bends safely

Element D is on-road training where you will be briefed on good practices for on-road riding and how to minimise the risk of the various dangers facing learner riders. This includes:

  • Your visibility on the road
  • Riding at the correct speeds, road positioning and distance between other vehicles according to traffic and road conditions
  • Using rear observation
  • Learning to anticipate danger and riding defensively

Element E is the final element of the CBT course and is where you will demonstrate your ability to ride safely on the road. This includes:

  • Navigating junctions, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings, bends, obstructions and traffic light to a good level
  • Your ability to independently ride

You must be also be able to complete the following exercises:

  • Carrying out a U-turn
  • Emergency braking and bring the motorcycle to a complete stop

Days 2-5 – Full Licence

The full motorcycle licence course combines the training and tests for the two motorcycle tests, known as module 1 and module 2.

Module 1 is an off-road test to assess your handling and control of the bike.

Module 2 is an on-road test, similar to the car driving test. You’ll ride through a variety of road conditions under assessment from an examiner following on a motorcycle.

The official list of manoeuvres for Module 1 is as follows:

  • Wheeling the moped or motorcycle and using the stand
  • Riding a slalom and figure of 8
  • A slow ride – being able to ride and balance a bike at walking speed, using clutch and brake control
  • A U-turn – to ride and turn the bike around in the space of a normal road
  • Cornering and a controlled stop
  • Cornering and an emergency stop
  • Cornering and hazard avoidance

For Module 2 you’ll be asked to ride across various local roads and within differing traffic conditions and whilst riding you’ll be asked to carry out a few different manoeuvres:

  • A normal stop
  • An angled start (pulling out safely from behind a parked vehicle)
  • A hill start (where possible, not everywhere has hills!)

The examiner will give you directions using a one-way radio worn on your ear. They’ll normally follow you on a motorcycle in much the same way as your instructor will do during your training.

The final part of module 2 is around 10 minutes of independent riding. This is designed to assess your ability to ride safely while making your own decisions so you can expect the examiner to give you a destination (or a series of turn instructions) and then they will follow behind to assess your riding.


In order to take this course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have the correct licence card: UK driving, UK provisional or EU licence with UK counterpart licence number. Photocopies or images are not accepted.
  • Be able to read a registration plate from 20.5 metres
  • Speak and understand English and the Highway code
  • Be able to ride an adult sized bicycle
  • Wear suitable clothing including thick trousers (such as jeans) and leather boots
  • Have your National Insurance number in case of a licence check

What does this course enable me to ride?

Completing this course allows you to ride a motorcycle on the road without L-Plates, carry a pillion passenger and ride on motorways.

Depending on your age and the bike you train on will decide what you can ride after passing.

At 16 years old you can get an “AM” licence to ride a motorcycle or scooter up 50cc, restricted to 28Mph

At 17 – 18 years old you can get an “A1” licence to ride a motorcycle or scooter up 125cc

At 19 – 23 years old you can get an “A2” licence to ride a motorcycle or scooter up 35 Kw of power

At 24 years old and above you can get a full unrestricted “A” licence to ride a motorcycle or scooter of any power

If you take the tests on an automatic geared scooter or motorcycle, you’ll be restricted to only ride automatic bikes. Passing on a manual geared bike allows you to ride both.

You can read more about the different licences HERE.

For more Frequently Asked Questions, check out our FAQs page.


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