A1 Motorcycle Licence
The A1 Motorcycle Licence is available for people aged 17 or above who only want to ride a scooter/moped or motorbike with a maximum engine size of up to 125cc.
Many people consider the A1 licence as a so called “permanent CBT”, with the added privilege of being able to use motorways, and carry pillion passenger's.
Following European Legislation changes in January 2013, the A1 Motorcycle Licence is the only motorbike licence available to those people between 17 and 18 years of age.
You can choose take your A1 Motorcycle test on either a manual or an automatic motorbike. If you choose take your test on a manual motorcycle and pass, you can then ride either automatic scooters/mopeds or manual motorbikes. However if you decided to pass your test on an automatic, you will be limited to only automatic motorbikes and scooters only.
A1 Motorcycle Licence
In order to attend an A1 Motorbike training course, you will need to be at least 17 years of age, and will also need to have a valid driving licence, which can be held in various ways:
- A Provisional UK Driving Licence (Apply Here)
- A Full UK Driving licence
- An EU Driving Licence (A D91 Form must also be obtained from the DVLA, which you can obtain by completing a D9 Application)
You will also have needed to have completed your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) and be able to competently ride to a good confident standard. If you are nervous, inexperienced, or would like to learn how to ride a manual bike, then we would recommend you booking a 1-2-1 session with us before attending your A1 training course to ensure your riding is at a suitable standard.
The final requirement for you to book an A1 Motorcycle training course is for you to sit and pass the motorcycle theory test. Once you have passed your motorcycle theory test, you will get a motorcycle theory test certificate number which is needed in order to book your practical A1 Motorcycle test.
For a step by step guide of how to get your A1 motorcycle licence, please refer to our easy to follow flowchart guide.
A1 Motorcycle Training Courses
Our A1 Motorcycle training courses in North London are typically run over 3 days. This allows us suffiecient time to train you to pass both the Module 1 & Module 2 practical tests. A typical 3 day course would involve the following:
Day 1: This consists of Module 2 training in the morning. The purpose of this session is to allow your instructor to help make sure that your riding proceedures (mirror/shoulder checks, positioning, roundabout proceedures etc) are correct and are at a standard high enough for you to ensure you pass your Module 2 motorcycle test first time. This Module 2 training also provides you with a chance to familiarise yourself with the bike you will be using. The afternoon session consists of Module 1 Training. We take you to our extensive Module 1 training site which is large enough for us to be able to replicate all of the Module 1 exercises. Your instructor will then talk you through each excericse, and give you tips on how to make each exercise much easier. Our Module 1 training site is exclusive for our Pupils, and is a key contributing factor to our 95% first time pass rate.
Day 2: You will have a recap on your Module 1 exercises before heading up to the test centre. We aim to get you to the test centre about half an hour before your test so that we can hopefully watch and talk you through a 'live' module 1 test being conducted. After you have completed your Module 1 test, we continue with more Module 2 training, taking your around the most popular test route roads, and highlighting common places where people often make errors so that you hopefully don't! You will hear many of our previous pupils commenting in our video testimonials about how the routes we teach are quite often the exact same roads that they were taken on for their Module 2 test.
Day 3: Involves us recapping both the safety/pillion passenger questions and some of the most popular test routes again before you taking your Module 2 test.
We do also offer a 2 day course which involves the same 'Day 1' training as our 3 day course mentioned above, which is then followed by the second day which involves you taking both your Module 1 and Module 2 tests. The risk you take with this course is that you do not receive as much Module 2 route training on the second day due to the fact that both Module 1 and Module 2 are taken on the same day. There is also the financial risk that if you fail Module 1, you will not be unable to take your Module 2 test, and will also lose the associated test fee. You will then be faced with having the cost of a Module 1 resit, plus the cost of replacing your Module 2 test, which when compounded, the financial cost is more expensive than our 3 day course, where the Module 1 & Module 2 tests are on seperate days to avoid that situation from happening, plus the benefit of additional Module 2 training which can only increase your chances of passing your test first time. For this reason, 95% of our courses are 3 day courses.
We can offer Module 1 & Module 2 tests on the same day, but do not recommend this as although it is more convenient for training schools to take this approach (as we only have to spend 1 day at the test centre), it is not the best option for the pupil, as you are the ultimately the one taking the unecessary risk, and placing additional pressure on yourself to pass your Module 1 test.
The A1 Motorcycle test can be taken on either a manual or automatic bike between 120-125cc with a power output of no more than 11kw (14.6bhp), and capable of producing a speed of at least 90km/h (55 mph).
You will be required to complete both Module 1 and Module 2 in order to successfully pass your test. For more information about the test, and to find out what is involved, please click here.
Once you have successfully passed both Module 1 and Module 2 of your A1 motorcycle licence you will then have a full motorcycle licence which entitles you to ride and motorcycle/scooter up to 125cc with a maximum power of 11kw (14.6bhp). You will also be able to ride without 'L' plates, carry pillion passengers, and use motorway roads.
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) via the progressive access route.
A1 Price List
|2 Day Course Using Your Own Bike||£530|
|3 Day Course Using Your Own Bike||£600|
|4 Day Course Using Your Own Bike||£750|
|Module 1 Test Resit||£175|
|Module 2 Test Resit||£240|
|Weekends / Bank Holidays||£10 Extra Per Day|
All courses INCLUDE training and practical test fees. (An additional £20 will be charged for any practical test booked on a weekend or as classed as out of hours by the DVSA)
Now it's even easier than ever to book your A1 course with our online CBT booking system. You can view our availability, book your A1 motorcycle course online, and then make a secure online payment for your CBT course.
How do I book my A1 Course?
There are 3 ways that you can book yourself onto an A1 course:
- You can book online.
- You can book over the phone by calling 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418
- You can come into our offices to pay cash. (If you would ike to take this option, please contact our office on 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418 before making your journey, so that we can ensure someone will be present to greet you).
Please note, to book your A1 course you will first need to satisfy some basic requirements. Legally & in the interests of Health & Safety, you must:
- Arrive on time for the beginning of your course at the location and meeting time stated (15 minutes before your course start time).
- Have a current and up to date full or provisional driving licence which is valid with the correct entitlements, and no bans, restrictions or disqualifications which will legally prevent you from attending your course.
- Bring your original UK Provisional or Full UK/EU photocard driving licence. If your photocard licence has expired, then please bring an original, current and valid UK passport as well as your original expired photocard driving licence. Please note that the picture on your driving licence MUST be a true likeness of you, whether it is valid or expired. If you have the old style paper driving licence, an original, current and valid UK passport is also required. If you have an EU licence, then you will need to bring your original & valid EU photocard driving licence with supporting D91 Form.
- Have and bring with you, a current, original and valid CBT certificate.
- Have passed your motorcycle theory test, and bring with you your original, valid motorcycle theory certificate
If you have not yet passed your motorcycle theory test, then please note the following:
- You may still book onto this course, but you will be contacted by email/text and requested to remit any monetary course balance outstanding. This is to ensure that 1 Stop Instruction are not financially disadvantaged by depriving another student of your reserved space on this course should you not successfully pass your motorcycle theory test before the start date of your course.
- If you fail to provide us with your motorcycle theory certificate number, or do not respond to our text/email request for you to remit your course balance within 2 days, then we will, at this stage, remove you from the course and impose the following charges for such actions as per our cancellation and alteration policy in accordance with our terms and conditions:
- A £50 administration fee if you have at least 14 clear days before the start of your course.
- A full loss of your £200 deposit, if you are within 14 clear days of your course start date.
- A full loss of your £200 deposit, plus being contractually liable for any outstanding balance, if you are within 5 clear days of your course start date.
- Be able to competently ride a manual 125cc bike (unless you are booking an automatic course). This course is strictly aimed at experienced riders only, not teaching you how to ride a geared bike, and if you are unable to competently ride a manual 125cc bike as a bare minimum, you will not be allowed to participate in the course, and any fees paid will be forfeited. Please bear in mind that this course will require you to ride a 600cc bike from the outset. Whilst we do understand that some people may have never ridden bikes bigger than 125cc, this course is aimed at people who are capable of riding larger bikes, and we would recommend anyone who is unsure about riding larger bikes to contact our offices on 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418 and enquire about booking a 2 hour 1-2-1 lesson to familiarise yourself with a larger machine and ensure you are riding to a suitable standard before booking your course.
- Bring YOUR OWN equipment where possible. This includes helmet, gloves and appropriate riding attire. We can lend you a helmet and gloves, but we accept no liability if you deem our equipment being loaned to you as unsuitable or not fitting. To avoid such issue please bring YOUR OWN equipment.
- If you do require to borrow a helmet, and/or gloves, you must accept that you must also wear a face mask and plastic inner gloves to help reduce the spreading of germs/bacteria. We would also encourage you to bring your own hat/balaclava which can be worn underneath a helmet.
- If you can, please bring your own pen (for writing), and own ear piece/in-ear earphones which have/or are compatible with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Our instructors can supply this for you to borrow if you do not have your own, but these have to be shared amongst other pupils as well, and can only be cleaned with sanitising wipes, so bringing your own would be a lot more hygienically suitable, and safer, for both yourself and others.
- Bring your own sanitising supplies (face mask, hand sanitiser, wipes sprays etc) to help prevent spreading of germs/bacteria.
- Wear appropriate protective clothing (you must have a heavy duty or motorcycle jacket & trousers, and sturdy footwear that provides support and ankle protection). Please take weather conditions into consideration when choosing your clothing, especially for cold & wet forecasts. For further guidance on what clothing to wear, please visit the DVSA's website. 1 Stop Instruction cannot be held liable for any practical tests cancelled by the DVSA due to inappropriate clothing being worn.
- Have read the Highway Code, and demonstrate a good knowledge of this and all other UK road traffic procedures at all times.
- When attending your Module 2 test, you will also be required to bring your original, valid Module 1 pass certificate.
- Be able to read a number plate at a distance of 20.5 meters (the use of glasses is allowed). If you wear glasses, whether it's for reading or otherwise, bring them with you on each day of your training.
- Be able to understand and reciprocally communicate with our instructors to a conversational level at all times. English translators are strictly prohibited in the interests of health & safety.
- Be able to demonstrate balance and control of the motorbike/scooter at all times.
- Be free from the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Our Instructors decision in this regard is final.
- If using your own scooter / bike for training, it must be of a road worthy condition, to our instructors satisfaction. You must please also bring with you your current CBT certificate, a valid certificate of insurance, MOT (if applicable), and also ensure the vehicle is taxed and displaying two legally sized ‘L’ Plates. If you are unable to meet this criteria, then please do not choose to do the course on your own vehicle, instead, please select to use one of our training school bikes.
- Bring a copy of your booking confirmation (either a print out or electronic copy).
- Agree to name, sign & date our liability disclaimer at the beginning of your training course.
- Read our terms and conditions. By remitting payment to 1 Stop Instruction, it is deemed that you have read, understood and agreed to our terms and conditions.
Booking a Course if you have an EU Licence
If you have an EU licence, you must obtain a D91 Form from the DVLA.
To get the D91 Form, you will need to complete a D9 Application Form. Once you complete the D9 Application, the DVLA will then send you a D91 Form in the post, and allocate you UK driving licence number.
Once you have the D91 Form and a UK driving licence number, you can then book onto a course with us as well as being able to book any other driving courses/tests/assessments in the UK.
Please note, you will need to bring the D91 Form form with you to your course, so please make sure you do pyhsically have this in your possession before making your booking.
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