Full Licence Motorcycle Training

The full motorcycle licence or A licence or Direct Access Scheme (DAS) can be taken when you are above the age of 24 and you have the ambition to ride on any type of bike without restrictions.

What Do I Need To Take My Full Motorcycle Licence Training?

In order to take your full motorcycle course you will need all of the following:

  • Have a valid UK driving licence, UK provisional licence or EU licence (with UK counterpart licence)
  • Hold a valid CBT certificate
  • Hold a valid theory certificate
  • Speak and understand English and the highway code
  • Be able to ride an adult size bicycle

What Can You Ride After Your Training?

If you meet the above requirements then you will be able to gain your full A licence if you train successfully. The full motorcycle A licence requires you to be at least 24 years of age and allows you to ride any size motorcycle.

If you are younger than 24 then you will need to gain one of the following licences; AM: 16 years old, A1 licence: 17-18, A2 licence: 19-23 years old.

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If you take your tests on an automatic motorcycle then you will be restricted to riding an automatic only. You will not be restricted on engine size, only on the ability to ride a geared bike. Please note that training and passing your tests on a geared bike allows you to ride both an auto or a manual.

What Does The Full Motorcycle Licence Training Entail?

Full motorcycle licence training includes both your module 1 and module 2 training and tests. The module 1 is an off-road exam whilst module 2 is on-road.

Module 1 is an off-road assessment of your handling and control of the bike. Module 2 is an on-road test where the examiner will assess your riding in day-to-day road riding conditions.

The official list for Module 1 manoeuvres is:

  • 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 your module 2 the examiner will be following you with an ear piece communication for any instruction. This is similar to your road ride section for your CBT Training.

For your module 2 you will need to show that you are safe on various types of roads within differing traffic conditions. You will also be asked to carry out various manoeuvres, as follows:

  • A normal stop
  • Pulling out safely from behind a parked vehicle.
  • A hill start