A2 Motorcycle Licence Training in North London
The category A2 motorcycle licence is available for anyone over the age of 19. The A2 motorcycle licence allows riders to ride any motorcycle/scooter with a maximum power output of up to 35kw (46.6bhp). Following European Legislation changes in January 2013, the A2 restricted licence is the only type of licence available to anyone under 24 years of age unless you intend on following the progressive access route, which allows riders who have held a Category A2 bike licence for a minimum of 2 years to upgrade their licence to a full Category A licence by simply re-taking their practical test on a larger and more powerful bike.
You can take your A2 motorcycle test on either a manual or automatic motorbike. If you choose take and pass your test on a manual motorcycle, you will then be entitled to ride either manual motorcycles or automatic scooters. However if you take your test on an automatic, you will only obtain an automatic licence, and will be limited to only ride automatic bikes.
Once you pass your A2 restricted motorcycle test, you can then ride any motorbike or scooter of your choice, providing that you have restricted the power output to a maximum of 35kw (46.6bhp). However, European Legislation states that you can only restrict a bike for the A2 test which had an original the power output not greater than 70kw (93.2bph) according to the original manufacturer's declartion. All of the motorbikes and scooters which we use have been restricted to make sure that they comply with the European rules and regulations, and have been approved by the DVSA for test purposes.
A2 Motorcycle Training Requirements
In order to attend an A2 restricted motorcycle course, you must be at least 19 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)
Unless you hold an existing A1 motorcycle licence and are following the progressive access route, you will 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, or refresh yourself on a manual bike, then we would recommend you booking a 1-2-1 session with us before attending your A2 training course to ensure your riding is at a suitable standard.
The final requirement for you to book an A2 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 A2 Motorcycle test.
For a step by step guide of how to get your A2 motorcycle licence, please refer to our easy to follow flowchart guide.
Our London A2 motorcycle licence courses are run from Ilford (East London), and are perfect for those people who would like to get their A2 35kw (46.6bhp) Motorcycle licence. The A2 motorbike licence is a full motorbike licence, which allows you to ride any sized motorcycle of your choice without 'L' Plates, carry pillion passengers and use motorways.
About The Power Restriction
Although the A2 motorbike licence permits to ride any sized motorcycle, the power output of your motorbike must not exceed 35kw (46.6bhp). This power restriction remains enforced on your licence until you decide to upgrade your motorcycle licence entitlement by re-taking the practical part of your test again on a larger motorcycle via the progressive access route.
You can take your A2 motorcycle test on either a manual or automatic motorbike. If you choose take your test on a manual motorcycle, you can ride either manual motorcycles or automatics, however if you take your test on an automatic, you will be limited to automatics. For this reason, we tend to encourage people to take their A2 motorcycle test on a manual bike. For those people who have limited or no experience riding manual bikes, we offer a 2 hour conversion, which is on a 1-2-1 basis where one of our expert instructs will teach you how to ride a manual motorcycle, with a view to having you prepared at the end of the session to be ready to attend one of our A2 motorcycle training courseson a manual bike.
Who is the A2 Motorcycle test For?
The A2 Motorcycle test is available to anyone over the age of 19, and requires you to pass both the DVSA Module 1 & DVSA Module 2 practical motorcycle tests on a machine which is 495cc or above, with a power output between 33-46.6bhp. The A2 motorcycle licence is the most powerful bike licence available to those between 19 and 23 years of age. Once you have held the A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years (or reach the 24 years of age - whichever comes first), you can re-sit your motorcycle test on a larger bike (Direct Access) and if you successfully pass both DVSA practical modules on a DAS bike, your licence will be upgraded to a full unrestricted motorcycle licence.
Our A2 Restricted Access coures in London are inclusive of bike hire, helmet and gloves. The majority of our A2 restricted licence courses in London are carried out around North London (Enfield), as this is where the DVSA test centre is situated.
Our A2 restricted licence training run from both our North London and East London training centre's. The convenience of having 2 locations in seperate areas of London means that those people who live in Southgate, Muswell Hill, Highbury Islington, Euston, Kings cross and Edmonton, now have the convenience of choosing to take a course from our Tottenham training site.
For people living closer to East London in areas such as Stratford, Dalston, Hackney, Shoreditch, East Ham, Forest Gate, Docklands or Romford, our training site in Barkingside (Ilford) is probably more convenient for you. That said, both our East London & North London motorcycle training centres, provide excellent transport connections, that are easily accessible from all over London.
A2 Motorcycle Training Courses
Our A2 Motorcycle training courses in 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 envolve the following:
Our 3 Day A2 Restricted Access Course (Most recommended):
The first day will consist of both Module 1 & Module 2 training. The second day will consist of more training and your Module 1 test. Finally, the third day will be Module 2 training, followed by your Module 2 test.
As you cannot attend your Module 2 test until you have passed your Module 1 test, we can only provide you with dates for the first 2 days of your course, with the third day being To Be Confirmed (TBC). We will then provide you with a third and final date, once you have passed your Module 1 test. If you are unfortunate enough not to pass your Module 1 test on your first attempt, we can then arrange a re-sit before booking you in for your final day.
There are lots of training schools who offer both Module 1 & Module 2 tests on the same day, as it is more conveneint for the training school, as it means they only have to take you to the test centre once instead of twice, but ultimatley it is you the pupil, who is taking the risk and putting additional pressure on yourself for Module 1 knowing that if you fail, you will not be able to take your Module 2 test, and will lose any fees you have paid towards such test. However, as much as we advise against it, we can arrange your Module 1 & Module 2 tests on the same day if it is something you insist on.
If you would like more information about our 3 Day A2 Restricted Access course, please send us an email, and we will happily provide you with a detailed breakdown of the course which has lead to a superb first time pass rate.
Our 2 Day Restricted Access Course:
We do also offer a 2 day course for more experienced riders, which naturally involves less training.
Our 2 day course requires you to sit both your Module 1 & Module 2 tests on the same day. Therefore, please be aware that if you are unfortunate enough not to pass your Module 1 test, you will not be able to proceed to your Module 2 test, and as such, the fee for such test will have been forfeited.
However, please also consider that if this situation occurs, you will not only have lost your Module 2 fee, but will also then have to pay for another Module 1 test as well as another Module 2 test, which works out more expensive than opting for our more popular 3 Day A2 Course, where we Book your Module 1 & Module 2 tests on seperate days to avoid this scenario, and also allow time for additional training to help ensure a first time pass on both tests.
What if I've never ridden a manual bike?
For people who have never ridden a geared bike, but would like to pass their A2 test on a manual motorbike, we would recommend doing your CBT on a manual bike. However, if you already have a CBT, then we would suggest doing a 2 hour 1-2-1 conversion course with one of our instructors, where we will teach you how to ride a manual motorcycle, and get you to a standard where you are good enough to attend our 3 Day A2 restricted Licence course.
A2 Price List
- 3 Day A2
- Currently £850
(Prices Increase to £900 from May 2023)
- Ideal For Riders Who Are
Experienced On Big Bikes
- 2 Initial Consecutive Days
Then a 3rd Day booked to follow
- Includes Mod 1 & Mod 2 Tests
- Bike Hire Included
- Helmet & Glove Hire Included
- Manual Bike Only
- Book Course
- Bolt On Options
- CBT - from only £99
- 1-2-1 Conversion £170
A 2 hour lesson 1-2-1 with an instructor to get you comfortable and used to a Big Bike in preparation for your course
Highly suggested if you have no big bike experience
n.b If you would like a 1-2-1 bolt on, please book your A2 course dates first
and then contact us to arrange your 1-2-1 session, which we will book in
a few days before the start of your DAS course start day.
- Other Fees
- Module 1 Resit £180
- Module 2 Resit £250
- Weekend Test Supplement £50
n.b Weekend Rates apply for any Bank Holidays
Now it's even easier than ever to book your A2 course with our online A2 booking system. You can view our availability, book your A2 motorcycle course online, and then make a secure online payment for your CBT course.
How do I book my A2 Course?
There are 3 ways that you can book yourself onto an A2 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 A2 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 (unless you are upgrading an existing motorcycle licence via the progressive access route).
- Have passed your motorcycle theory test, and bring with you your original, valid motorcycle theory certificate (unless you are upgrading an existing motorcycle licence via the progressive access route and a theory certificate is not required).
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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