There are three routes to a Full Motorcycle Licence
- From 17 you can take the category ‘A1’ test on a 125 cubic capacity (cc) motorcycle.
- From 19 you can take the category ‘A2’ on a larger cc motorcycle – normally 500cc.
- From 24 (or 2 years after passing the A2) you can take an A test (full motorcycle licence).
To gain an A1license you will need to be 17 years old, be trained to carry out the ‘module’ tests on~ a 125cc. Once passed you can only ride a 125cc.
To gain an A2license you will need to be 19 years old, be trained to carry out the ‘module’ tests on~ a bike of 47bhp. Once passed you can only ride a bike of up to 47bhp.
To gain your full category A licence you will need to be 24 years old or have held the A2 for two years, be trained to carry out the ‘module’ tests on a bike of 54 bhp or above, normally a 600cc. When passed this allows you to ride a motorcycle of any engine size!!
The Test: Module One & Module Two
The motorcycle practical test is in two parts, this makes it a bit trickier than it used to be, but we believe it makes for better, safer riders and if taught properly there is no reason why you should fail. We are proud to have a top class pass rate for both parts of the test and are rightfully acknowledged for this by examiners at our local test centre. The tests are known as Module One and Module Two. You must pass Module One before you can go on to complete Module Two.
In brief, the Module One test is carried out on a large circuit at one of the local DSA test centres and involves a number of maneuvers which test your ability to handle the motorcycle in different situations – such as the ‘U’ turn, figure of eight and an avoidance exercise (“swerve and stop”). Once you have passed the Module One test you can then go on to Module Two.
Module Two consists of around 40 minutes of road riding to test your ability to handle every day situations on the road.
What do I need?
To start training for a full license you will need to have passed the motorcycle theory test and hold a valid CBT certificate. If you do not already have a valid CBT certificate or if your certificate has expired we can integrate the CBT with the Direct Access package.
Once you have passed the theory test and hold a valid CBT certificate your may start training for your full licence!
Full License Training Options
If you're feeling confident book the four day Direct Access Scheme package.
If you are new to being on two wheels, nervous or simply prefer to take things slower, we offer lessons by the hour or the day. We’re always happy to discuss the best options, please call 01273 041925.
You will need to bring
- Driving licence: photo card or paper licence with passport
- Suitable clothing and footwear (helmets, jackets, gloves and waterproofs are provided)
- A snack or cash for refreshments
- Theory & CBT certificates if you are a taking the full licence