Where are the courses held?
CBT courses are held at Raymond Falla House, St Martins, every weekend; attendees must arrive no later than 08:30 am on both days. Additional training dates may be added on Fridays and school holidays. Please refer to the booking page for available dates.

What course do I need to do?
Check out the quick guide, which you will find here.
Please note that we receive many enquiries from people who have ridden in the past but have let their license lapse. If you have not completed a CBT or DA within the last five years, you must complete CBT regardless of previous experience.

How much do the courses cost?
You will find a list of our charges here.

What is the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate?
If you have a provisional driving licence in categories ‘P’ (moped, less than 50cc), ‘A1’ (light motorcycle, 51 -125cc) or ‘A’ (motorcycle, 126 cc and above), then you will need a valid CBT certificate. Please note that for category A licenses, we can only accept bikes with a maximum of 300cc for CBT; for DA, there is no limit. If you have purchased a bike larger than that, you will need to arrange to complete CBT on a different bike. 

Electric Bikes & Scooters.
We are accepting CBT bookings for these with the increased popularity of electric bikes and scooters. Your dealer will help advise on the license categories as follows:

Category Continuous rated power
P Not exceeding 4kw
A1 not exceeding 11kw
A Unrestricted

How long is it valid?
Your certificate will be valid for the life of your provisional licence; however, your provisional driving licence will be valid for two years only.

Do I have to take the CBT course again?
No, but you can take a shortened course (DA) to obtain a new CBT certificate valid for the new category unless you have had a full licence in the ‘A1’ category for at least twelve months and are upgrading to an ‘A’ category.

What does the CBT course involve?
The course is designed for novice riders or those who have never ridden a motorcycle or scooter before and is done over two sessions.

After a brief discussion about the legal requirements and the various types of clothing a rider should consider wearing, the trainee is introduced to the machine and its controls.

When the trainee has mastered moving off safely, he or she will go through various drills that provide the basis for understanding the System of Motorcycle Control.

The second session starts with a highway code quiz (if completing CBT before 1st May),  followed by a further discussion about recognising the risks involved and how to limit them. This is followed by a Road Ride, which lasts a minimum of 120 minutes, during which time the trainee will experience as many different road formats and junctions as is practicable. The instructor will be in radio contact, advising and assessing the trainee’s abilities.

Go to the’ CBT’ page for further details and information about what you must do for the CBT course.

CBT Courses are normally held every Saturday and Sunday morning at Raymond Falla House, St Martins

CBT 1-2-1/Private Training
When there is site availability, we offer 1-2-1 CBT to people over 18.  Please refer to the 1-2-1 page for more information here

What does the DA course involve?
Firstly please note that there is no waiting list for Direct Access as this is a road assessment and not tied to the location restrictions of CBT.
You must complete direct access if you have renewed your provisional license in the same or different category.
This consists of a one- to two-hour Road Ride during which the trainee will be expected to demonstrate that they have good control of their motorcycle, can competently manage to ride in traffic and use different styles of road junctions and road formats.

Go to this page for further details and information about what you will need to do the ‘Direct Access’ course.

Test Prep
If you are looking to take your test, we offer a dedicated course to help you reach the required level to pass the full test. For more information and to book, please visit this page.


Additional notes from DVL here CBT guidelines 2020 – V5

Teaching safe and responsible riding in Guernsey