The compulsory basic training (CBT) course usually lasts a full day. It can take longer depending on how quickly you pick up the skills and develop your confidence.
There are 5 parts to the course:
The CBT course syllabus tells you more about what’s involved in each part.
You move from one part to the next when your trainer is happy you’ve:
The on-road riding part must last at least 2 hours.
How many people you’ll train with
You might train with other learners. There’s a maximum number of:
You’ll get a ‘certificate of completion’ (sometimes called a ‘DL196’).
You can then ride a moped or motorcycle up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW on the road with L plates (L or D plates in Wales). You cannot, at this stage, ride on motorways or with a pillion passenger.
You must pass your theory test and full moped or motorcycle test within 2 years otherwise you’ll need to complete CBT again or stop riding.