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How to become a motorcycle instructor

How to become a motorcycle instructor

Compulsory Basic Training Instructor

How to become a motorcycle instructorThere are two routes to become a CBT motorcycle instructor:

  • Down Trained – working for an ATB and being trained by an Instructor who has been assessed by the DVSA.
  • DVSA Assessed – you can apply directly to the DVSA to take the assessment.

You must be 21 or older, have a Great Britain or Northern Ireland Driving Licence and have held a full Category A licence for at least 3 years.

The DVSA training and development center is in Cardington, Bedfordshire and the assessment takes 2 days. For more information follow this link.

When you have qualified to be a CBT Instructor (Cardington Assessed) and work for an ATB, you will be able to provide CBT courses to learner riders and ‘down train’ up to 10 instructors at the ATB to also deliver the CBT courses (whilst supervised).

Progressing to Direct Access Instruction

If you would like to become a DVSA instructor you have to apply to the DVSA but first you must have obtained the DVSA assessed CBT Instructor Qualification.  Again you have to be over 21, have  a Great Britain or Northern Ireland driving licence and held a full category A licence for at least 3 years.

Once you meet the criteria above you will then have to attend a half day assessment at the DVSA’s training centre in Cardington, Bedfordshire.

For more information and to book your assessment follow this link.