Where are the courses held?
CBT courses are held at St Peter Port School every weekend, attendees must arrive no later than 08:30 am on both days. Additional training dates may be added on Friday 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.

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 license we can only accept bikes that are a maximum of 300cc. If you have purchased a bike larger than that you will need to arrange to complete CBT on a different bike. 

Electric Bikes & Scooters.
With the increased popularity of electric bikes and scooters, we are accepting CBT bookings for these. 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. If at the end of that time, you have not successfully undertaken a driving test and been granted a full licence in that category, your provisional licence cannot be renewed for twelve months and you will need to apply for a new provisional licence in a different category.

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 you 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 before you can ride a bike and the various types of clothing, a rider should consider wearing, the trainee is then introduced to the machine and its controls.

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

The second session starts with a highway code quiz 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 90 minutes, during which time the trainee will get the experience of as many different road formats and junctions as is practicable. The instructor will be in radio contact giving advice and assessing the trainee’s abilities.

For further details and information about what you will need to do the CBT course, go to the ‘CBT’ page.

CBT Courses are normally held every Saturday at St Peter Port School.

What does the DA course involve?
The DA or Direct Access course is designed for those who have already had a motorcycle licence and some experience of riding a motorcycle or scooter.

A Road Ride lasts one-two hours, during which time the trainee will be expected to demonstrate that they have good control of their motorcycle and that they can competently manage to ride in traffic and using different styles of road junctions and road formats.

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

What does One-to-One training involve?
If you are planning to take your driving test in the near future or if you have not ridden for a few years, then perhaps a refresher course with one of our instructors is the way forward.

One-to-One training is training suited to your needs and is charged by the hour.  You can combine One-to-One training with other training programmes. For example, if you have not ridden for a few years and have just applied for a new, provisional licence, then a 1-hour refresher course (off-road) followed by a Direct Access course may be all you need.

Alternatively, if you are about to take your driving test then a 1 or 2-hour One-to-One refresher course might help you to iron out any problems, identify those bad habits you have picked up and revise those good biking skills you need to pass safely.

For further details and information about what you will need to do One-to-One training, go to the ‘One-to-One’ page

Additional notes from DVL here CBT guidelines 2020 – V5

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