Direct Access Scheme (DAS) and A2 Licence Acquisition

You can start your motorcycle test training on either the Direct Access scheme or the A2 scheme (depending on your age) once you have completed your CBT course and motorcycle theory. As different riders have different needs and different levels of experience, rather than attempt to push everyone through a “sausage machine” we offer a FREE one hour lesson, during which we can assess your requirements and give you a price to complete your training. It will also give you an opportunity to meet us and decide whether we are a good fit for you. We think this is a much fairer system, as you only pay for exactly the training you need. There is absolutely no charge, obligation or commitment. Book your FREE lesson and let’s see how we get on.

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Module 1 off-road test: what happens

You’ll take the module 1 test in an off-road motorcycle manoeuvring area.

The test normally takes about 20 minutes and includes:

For the hazard avoidance and emergency stop exercises you must ride at a minimum speed of:

Module 2 on-road test: what happens

You must pass module 1 before you can take the module 2 test.

You can book both modules at the same time, but if you do not pass module 1 you must wait 3 working days before you can retake it.

The module 2 test normally takes about 40 minutes and includes:

You must bring your module 1 pass certificate to the module 2 test, plus all the documents you had to bring to the module 1 test.

Eyesight check

You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:

+20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate +20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate New-style number plates start with 2 letters followed by 2 numbers, for example AB51 ABC.

You’ll fail your riding test if you fail the eyesight check.

‘Show me, tell me’ questions

You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. These test that you know how to carry out basic safety checks.

Road riding You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions, but not on motorways. You’ll be asked to carry out:

normal stops an angle start (pulling out from behind a parked vehicle) a hill start (where possible) The examiner will give you directions using a radio. They’ll normally follow you on a motorcycle.

Driving test routes are not published, so you can not check them before your test.

Independent riding You’ll have about 10 minutes of independent riding. This is designed to assess your ability to ride safely while making your own decisions.

You can ask the examiner to repeat the directions if you forget them - you will not fail the test if you go off the route. You can not use sat nav.

Full licence information is available from the DVSA Website