Compulsory Basic Training

CBT instruction at Access Driver Training
CBT instruction at Access Driver Training

Compulsory Basic Training (shortened to CBT) is a training course which must be completed by people wishing to ride a motorcycle, moped or scooter unaccompanied on the road.

Completing CBT allows a rider to;

  • ride a scooter up to 50cc with a provisional licence from 16 years of age, or
  • ride a motorbike up to 125cc with a full or provisional car licence from 17 years of age

Our Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course  aims to make you comfortable, familiar and confident on your scooter/moped or bike. The training consists of 5 elements:

  • introduction and eyesight check
  • practical on-site training
  • practical on-site riding
  • practical on-road training
  • practical on-road riding

The training moves at your pace. You’ll move from one element to the next when your trainer is happy you’ve:

  • learnt the theory
  • shown the practical skills to a safe basic level

Where will I carry out my Compulsory Basic Training?

We are a fully approved training provider of CBT. All of the fully qualified trainers are friendly and experienced. You will carry out your Compulsory Basic Training at our site in Stickney and on the roads in the surrounding area.

How long does CBT take?

CBT is usually completed within one session starting at 9am and finishing in the afternoon, the finish time does vary from pupil to pupil as  your ability and the ability of other students on the course dictate the pace of learning. Occassionally pupils may need to come back for further training another day before a DL196 can be issued.

When you complete Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) to the required standard, you’ll get a certificate of completion – also called a DL196.

How long is my CBT Certificate valid for?

Your CBT certificate lets you ride a moped or a motorbike up to 125cc on the road with L plates for 2 years. After 2 years you must repeat your CBT to renew your certificate.

Please see our FAQ section if you’ve booked yourself onto a course for a full list of documents and safety equipment you’ll need to bring with you on the day. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the necessary safety gear, we have a fully stocked accessories shop so you can purchase all or any items you need on the day prior to your course.

To find out more about CBT or to book a training session contact us

To book a course or to find out more information:

Call: 07785 918765

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