Introduction to CBT
All learner motorcyclists and moped riders must satisfactorily
complete CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) before riding on the
road. Special exemptions are explained in the law section.
The CBT course covers 5 elements - A, B, C, D and E. These have to be taken in sequence. The whole
course takes from 6 to 8 hours but can be spread over 2 or more
days if you prefer.
Approved Training Bodies (ATBs) run CBT courses. ATBs have
||Instructors who have passed the Driving Standards
Agency (DSA) course
||Sites approved by the DSA for off-road training
Most DSA approved training centres can hire or loan both bikes
When you've successfully completed all 5 elements you'll be
issued with a Certificate of Completion of training
You can now ride on the road on a learner legal motorcycle.
You can also now apply for the DSA motorcycle theory test and, if you pass that, go on to take
the practical test.
After CBT there are other courses you can go on to prepare for
On to Element A