All learner riders must complete compulsory basic training (CBT) before they may obtain a motorcycle licence. At Scotti Knights in Sale, Manchester, our experienced instructors deliver training courses 5 days a week, and issue CBT certificates upon completion. If you do not complete CBT on the first attempt, we operate a guaranteed training scheme. Get in touch today for more information.
Price – £150
Introduced in 1990 to help reduce the very high accident rate among inexperienced riders, CBT is the starting point for all learner motorcyclists and moped riders. It’s not a test and there is no exam. It’s a fundamental training course which you are required to complete satisfactorily before riding on the road.
The CBT course syllabus includes 5 elements which must be completed in turn. Once your instructor is satisfied you have learned the necessary theory and demonstrated practical skills to a safe basic level, you may advance to the next part. This structure includes:
B: Practical On-Site Training
C: Practical On-Site Riding
D: Practical On-Road Training
E: Practical On-Road Riding
The course takes between 6 and 8 hours but may be spread over 2 or more days if preferred.
Training courses may only be run by Approved Training Bodies (ATBs). When you have successfully completed all 5 elements of the course, our DSA-accredited instructors will issue you with a Certificate of Completion of Training, (DL196) enabling you to ride on the road on a learner legal motorcycle.
When attending for your course, you will need to dress appropriately, bring your UK licence with you (if it is the photo-card licence) and any glasses or contact lenses you normally wear.
CBT certificates are valid for two years. If after that time you still wish to ride as a learner, you will need to retake your CBT. However, most people should aim to pass the full motorcycle test even if they don’t want to ride a bigger motorcycle. Insurance is typically cheaper for a start and you won’t need to keep retaking CBT every 2 years.
If you decide to progress to a full bike license, you can apply for the DSA motorcycle theory test and go on to take the DSA practical tests.