The A1 course is designed specifically for people aged 17 or over who want to get rid of their Learner plates, or carry pillions. Training and practical tests are conducted on a 125cc, allowing you to ride a motorcycle or scooter up to 125cc (with a maximum power of 11kw).

The strict definition of A1 category machines is of motorcycles or scooters up to 125cc and with a maximum power of 11 KW or 15bhp. The main advantage to completing your A1 license is that you will be a far safer rider. As you have not only completed one days training for CBT but would have also completed many hours with an instructor getting you to test standard. You would have also been assessed by a DVSA examiner before obtaining your A1 license.

Let’s also not forget all the other benefits you receive from completing your A1 licenses such as, not having to display Learner plates front and back, not having to complete a CBT every two years, and being able to carry a pillion. All of which makes the A1 license quite attractive to some people!

The course

You will be required to complete both Module 1 and Module 2 in order to successfully pass your test.

You can upgrade your A1 licence to the A2 Motorcycle licence once you have reached 19 years of age or held your A1 entitlement for a minimum of 2 years (whichever comes first).

Types of full licence

There are different types of full Licence on offer, to fit what you’re looking to.

The types available are all dependent on your age and the bike you take your test on:

  • AM Licence (50cc)– If you only want to ride a scooter (16yo+)
  • A1 Licence (125cc) – Ideal for younger riders (17yo+)
  • A2 Licence (500cc) – More freedom and choice (19yo+)
  • Full Licence (650cc+) – The only option if you want to ride any bike. (Min 24yo+ or 21yo+ if you’ve held an A2 Licence for 2 years)

Course Requirements

To take your A1 Course you will require:

  • UK Provisional Licence / UK Full Car Licence / EU Licence with a Confirmation of Registration Certificate (D91)
  • If you still have an old style paper Licence (without a photo) you must bring a valid passport as proof of ID
  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • Your CBT certificate
  • Your motorcycle theory test certificate

The Ride Academy provides everything you need on the day. Bike hire, clothing (helmet, jacket, gloves, waterproof trousers) & all insurances.

You will need to wear sensible clothing – we suggest jeans and boots / trainers. Strictly no shorts, sandals or flip-flops. When you arrive for your lesson, if your instructor feels that you are not sensibly dressed they could reject you for training.

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