Compulsory Basic Training

Compulsory Basic Training

This course is conducted by training organisations that have been approved by the DVSA.

All learner motorcycle and learner moped riders must complete a C.B.T. course before riding on the road. The C.B.T. course syllabus includes 5 elements that have to completed in sequence.

Element A – driving licence check for correct entitlement. Eye-sight test. Discussion of the aims of C.B.T. and clothing/equipment.

Element B – Introduction to the controls, how they work, basic maintenance checks, use of stands, wheeling the machine around and starting and stopping the engine.

Element C – Practical riding on an approved DSA site. Moving off and stopping. Changing gear. Emergency stop, correct rear observation, u-turns, riding in a figure of 8 and left and right turns.

Element D – Before leaving the C.B.T. training site and going out onto public roads, there will be a theory lesson given by the instructor. A variety of points in relation to practical on-road riding will be covered. Some of the points discussed will include – Highway Code, legal requirements, defensive riding, the vulnerability on a motorcycle and hazard perception.

Element E – This is the practical on-road phase where you will ride on public roads for a minimum of 2 hours whilst under radio communication with the instructor. Instruction will be given on correct procedures to negotiate roundabouts, junctions, bends, pedestrian crossings, obstructions, traffic lights, u-turns and emergency stops. The on-road session will end when the instructor is satisfied that the student has learned how to ride safely.If a safe standard of machine handling has not been achieved and displayed during the on site riding then the instructor will not allow this stage of the CBT to be attempted. A riding standard that demonstrates you are safe to ride unaccompanied during the on road session must be displayed in order that a certificate will be issued.

When you have satisfactorily completed all 5 elements, you will then be issued with a Certificate of Completion of Training (DL196). This is a legal document which serves to validate the relevant entitlements on the driving licence.

*Car drivers who held a FULL car licence before 1st February, 2001 do not require a C.B.T. certificate if they want to ride only a 50cc. However, car drivers who passed their car test after 1st february, 2001 must hold a C.B.T. certificate to validate their full moped entitlement (50cc). Provided the individual only rides a 50cc machine, the C.B.T. certificate will be valid for the life of the driving licence.

A DL196 issued after 1st february, 2001 lasts for 2 years.

Once C.B.T. has been completed the individual can then proceed onto the practical tests, provided that a motorcycle theory test has been passed.

At M.T.W. we run C.B.T. courses 7 days a week including Saturdays and Sundays. The course usually starts at 09.30a.m. and normally ends at 5p.m. Generally C.B.T. can be achieved in 1 day.


Re-do C.B.T. course

If an individual has not reached a standard to successfully complete the course and obtain their DL196 we offer them another full day training at a discounted price.

Watch a video of what you can expect from a CBT course