Guidance

How to get a motorcycle licence

A flowchart of the different ways you can get a full motorcycle licence, including the training and tests you need to take.

Documents

Routes to your motorcycle licence

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Details

This flowchart gives step-by-step instructions on the different ways to get a moped or motorcycle licence, depending on your age, what type of licence you already have, and what training you’ve done.

You can read a guide about riding a motorcycle, moped or motor tricycle to find out more about what’s involved.

Published 19 January 2013
Last updated 14 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated the flowcharts for subcategory A2 and A licences to make the timescale for passing both modules of the motorcycle test clearer when a full licence has been held for 2 years or more.
  2. Updated the flowcharts for subcategory A2 and A licences to make the timescale for passing both modules of the motorcycle test clearer.
  3. Updated the flowchart to update the requirements for category A2 from 25kW to 35kW to 20kW to 35kW.
  4. First published.