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

  • All sessions are completed in three-hour slots and are planned to work around you.
  • Module One is a structured course with a combination of both car park and road-based riding. A higher percentage of riding will be focused towards the module one manoeuvres, which enables us to develop the skills needed to pass the Module one. Prior to going to test we will complete a mock session which not only shows that you have the skill sets required, but also gives you confidence knowing that you have done it all before.
  • Module Two is now all about polishing your skill sets and focusing on your roadcraft. We will cover the procedures within the module two test such as normal, angled and hill starts as well as some independent riding. During the course we will take you to the test centre, so you can get comfortable with the layout and get familiar with the area. Like your module one, prior to your test we will complete a mock session which again confirms that you have the ability and skill sets to be successful.
  • As not everyone comes with the same skill set or picks up new skills at the same rate, lessons can be added or removed to suit the individual’s needs.

Types of full licence

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

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 (16+)
  • A1 Licence (125cc) – Ideal for younger riders (17+)
  • A2 Licence (500cc) – More freedom and choice (19+)
  • A  Licence (650cc+) – Also referred to as full catergory A or Direct Access. It is the only option if you want to ride any bike. (Min 24+ or 21+ 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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