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Certified instructor (motor cycles) (in Great Britain) (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Driving instructor
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Certified instructor (motor cycles) (in Great Britain)
    United Kingdom
    Great Britain
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    The Road Traffic Act 1988 and The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999 (as amended)
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    ATT - Attestation of competence , Art. 11 a
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Certified motorcycle instructors are able to provide mandatory training courses (CBT), and accompany riders on larger bikes preparing for licence acquisition tests (DAS). Provisional moped and motorcycle licence holders are required to complete a compulsory basic training (CBT) course consisting of on-site and on-road training to validate their provisional entitlement. A valid CBT certificate lasts for two years and allows riders to ride a motorcycle, of up to 125cc, on public roads. CBT is a five element training course which can be completed in one day, although some candidates may take longer to reach the required standard. The Direct Access Scheme (DAS) enables riders aged 24 or over to ride a motorcycle on-road as long as they are supervised by a suitable instructor. They can then take a test on a large motorcycle which, should they pass, enables them to ride any size of motorcycle without restrictions.
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