You can apply to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to become a DVSA assessed compulsory basic training (CBT) motorcycle instructor.
CBT is a training course that most learner motorcycle and moped riders must take before riding on the road.
Rules for becoming a CBT instructor
To become a DVSA assessed CBT motorcycle instructor you must have a driving licence from either:
- Great Britain or Northern Ireland
- the EU or EEA - but you must register it first
You must also:
- be 21 or older
- have had a full category A2 or A motorcycle licence for at least 3 years
You’ll have to take a 2-day assessment at the DVSA’s training and development centre in Cardington, Bedfordshire.
When you qualify
When you pass you must work for a motorcycle approved training body (ATB) to be able to:
- provide the CBT course to learner riders
- train up to 10 instructors at the ATB to also deliver CBT courses (this is known as ‘down-training’)
- apply to become a direct access scheme instructor