LICENCES EXPLAINED

THIS PAGE IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU GET YOUR HEAD AROUND THE MOTORCYCLE LICENCES AND WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

 

CLICK THE AGE RANGES BELOW TO SEE WHAT LICENCES YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR. 

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AM CATEGORY 

(MOPED)

A MOPED IS DESCRIBED AS A VEHICLE THAT HAS:

  • AN ENGINE SIZE LESS THAN 50cc;

  • A MAXIMUM POWER OF 4kW;

  • A MAXIMUM SPEED NOT EXCEEDING 45km/h.

OPTION 1

TAKE A CBT COURSE.

THIS IS A DAY OF TRAINING THAT ONCE COMPLETED AND PASSED ENTITLES YOU TO RIDE A MOPED WITH L PLATES FOR TWO YEARS.

HOWEVER THERE ARE CONDITIONS TO A CBT SUCH AS:

  • L PLATES MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE ON BOTH FRONT AND BACK OF YOUR MOPED;

  • NO PILLION PASSENGERS;

  • NO MOTORWAY RIDING

CLICK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CBT COURSE.

OPTION 2

IF YOU WANT TO RIDE WITHOUT L-PLATES, HERE ARE THE STEPS YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE:

  • A CBT

  • A MOTORCYCLE THEORY TEST 

  • A MODULE 1 TEST 

  • A MODULE 2 TEST

DOING THIS WOULD ALLOW YOU TO ALSO CARRY PILLION PASSENGERS HOWEVER NO MOPEDS ALLOWED ON MOTORWAYS!

CLICK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PRACTICAL TESTS.

STILL CONFUSED?

FIND THE DVSA FLOW CHARTS IN THE PDF ABOVE OUTLINING THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO GAIN YOUR LICENCE DEPENDING ON YOUR AGE AND WHAT TYPE OF LICENCE YOU ALREADY HAVE.

GIVE US A CALL TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON A CBT COURSE TODAY!

 
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A1 CATEGORY

AN A1 CATEGORY MOTORCYCLE IS DESCRIBED AS HAVING:​

  • AN ENGINE SIZE UP TO 125cc;

  • A POWER OUTPUT OF UP TO 11kW;

  • A POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO OF NO MORE THAN 0.1kW/kg.

OPTION 1

TAKE A CBT COURSE.

THIS IS A DAY OF TRAINING THAT ONCE COMPLETED AND PASSED ENTITLES YOU TO RIDE A MOTORBIKE UP TO 125cc WITH L PLATES FOR TWO YEARS.

HOWEVER THERE ARE CONDITIONS TO A CBT SUCH AS:

  • L PLATES MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE ON BOTH FRONT AND BACK OF YOUR MOTORBIKE;

  • NO PILLION PASSENGERS;

  • NO MOTORWAY RIDING

CLICK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CBT COURSE.

OPTION 2

L-PLATES CRAMPING YOUR STYLE?

OR

 WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BENEFITS OF PASSING YOUR TEST GIVES YOU?

 HERE ARE THE STEPS YOU WILL NEED TAKE TO GAIN YOUR A1 LICENCE:

  • A CBT

  • A MOTORCYCLE THEORY TEST 

  • A MODULE 1 TEST 

  • A MODULE 2 TEST

ALL PRACTICAL PARTS WILL BE COMPLETED ON A 125cc MOTORCYCLE.

STILL CONFUSED?

FIND THE DVSA FLOW CHARTS IN THE PDF ABOVE OUTLINING THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO GAIN YOUR LICENCE DEPENDING ON YOUR AGE AND WHAT TYPE OF LICENCE YOU ALREADY HAVE.

GIVE US A CALL TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON A CBT COURSE TODAY!

 
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A2 CATEGORY

AN A2 CATEGORY MOTORCYCLE IS DESCRIBED AS HAVING:​

  • A POWER OUTPUT UP TO 35kW;

  • A POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO OF NO MORE THAN 0.2kW/kg.

THIS WILL ALSO LET YOU RIDE MOTORCYCLES IN THE A1 CATEGORY ONCE PASSED.

OPTION 1

IF YOU WANT TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE RESTRICTED TO 35kW, HERE ARE THE STEPS YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE:

  • A CBT

  • A MOTORCYCLE THEORY TEST 

  • A MODULE 1 TEST 

  • A MODULE 2 TEST

ALL PRACTICAL TESTS WILL BE COMPLETED ON A 500cc MOTORCYCLE.

AFTER TWO YEARS OF HOLDING THIS LICENCE YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO GO FOR YOUR A CATEGORY TEST IF YOU WISH.

OPTION 2

DON'T FANCY TAKING TWO SETS OF TESTS TO GAIN YOUR FULL LICENCE?

THE ALTERNATIVE IS TO WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE 24 TO COMPLETE THE A CATEGORY LICENCE.

BUT WHY NOT GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE MEAN TIME BY DOING A CBT ON A MANUAL 125cc.

CLICK BELOW TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE CBT COURSE.

STILL CONFUSED?

FIND THE DVSA FLOW CHARTS IN THE PDF ABOVE OUTLINING THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO GAIN YOUR LICENCE DEPENDING ON YOUR AGE AND WHAT TYPE OF LICENCE YOU ALREADY HAVE.

GIVE US A CALL TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON A CBT COURSE TODAY!

 
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A CATEGORY

AN A CATEGORY MOTORCYCLE IS DECRIBED AS:​

  • A MOTORCYCLE WITH A POWER OUTPUT MORE THAN 35kW OR A POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO MORE THAN 0.2kW/kg;

  • OR A MOTOR TRICYCLE WITH A POWER OUTPUT MORE THAN 15kW.

YOU CAN ALSO RIDE MOTORCYCLES IN CATEGORIES A1 AND A2 ONCE PASSED.

OPTION 1

IF YOU WANT TO RIDE AN UNRESTRICTED MOTORCYCLE, HERE ARE THE STEPS YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE:

  • A CBT

  • A MOTORCYCLE THEORY TEST 

  • A MODULE 1 TEST 

  • A MODULE 2 TEST

 

PRACTICAL TESTS WILL BE COMPLETED ON A 650cc MOTORCYCLE.

WE OFFER A CONVERSION LESSON SO YOU CAN LEARN 'BIGGER BIKE' TECHNIQUES AND GET USED TO WEIGHT AND POWER OF THE 650cc MOTORCYCLES.

OPTION 2

HAVE YOU HELD AN A2 LICENCE FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS?

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO UPGRADE TO A FULL LICENCE BY COMPLETING BOTH MODULE 1 & 2 TESTS.

ALTERNATIVELY IF YOU HAVE HELD AN A2 LICENCE FOR LESS THAN TWO YEARS BUT HAVE SINCE TURNED 24.

YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE A VALID THEORY TEST CERTIFICATE BEFORE TAKING THE MODULE 1 & 2 TESTS FOR YOUR A CATEGORY LICENCE.

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE OF AN INSIGHT INTO THE MODULE 1 & 2 TESTS.

STILL CONFUSED?

FIND THE DVSA FLOW CHARTS IN THE PDF ABOVE OUTLINING THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO GAIN YOUR LICENCE DEPENDING ON YOUR AGE AND WHAT TYPE OF LICENCE YOU ALREADY HAVE.

NOTE

YOU CAN DRIVE A TRICYCLE IF BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING ARE TRUE:

  • YOU'RE OVER 21;

  • HOLD A FULL CAR DRIVING LICENCE.

IF THIS IS THE CASE, IT MAY SHOW THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY GOT YOUR CATEGORY A LICENCE. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE THE CODE 79(3) IN COLUMN 12 ON THE BACK OF YOUR LICENCE.

 

THIS WILL RESTRICT YOU TO TRICYCLES ONLY AND THE TESTS ON 2-WHEELS WILL STILL NEED TO BE DONE TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTION.