UK Driving Theory

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Compulsory basic training

compulsory basic trainingCompulsory basic training (known also as abbreviation CBT) is needed if you would like to learn to ride motorcycle or moped. CBT is not demanded for car drivers. In brief, when you reach the required driving license holders age, you apply for provisional license. In case you are going to ride motorcycle or moped you need to pass CBT to be elligible to practice motorcycle / moped on the road. It means until you haven't passed compulosry basic training, you can just practice theory test.

CBT consists of 5 elements: introduction, practical on-site training, practical on-site riding, practical on-road training and practical on-road riding. The five elements have to be completed in sequence, although the order of the exercises within the element can be varied. You will move on to the next element when your instructor is satisfied you have learnt the necessary theory and demonstrated the practical skills to a safe basic level. Learner must, by law, receive a minimum two hour on-road ride in last element of CBT - practical on-road riding.

When you have passed all five elements satisfactorily, a certificate of completion, called the DL196, is issued. This is a legal document which validates the relevant entitlements on your driving licence. It is important to know that certificate entitlement lasts for 2 years. If you do not manage to pass theory test and driving test within these 2 years CBT should be retaken. CBT can teach only instructors certified by DSA at an approved training body (ATB). ATBs must have instructors who have successfully completed a two day assessment and have sites approved by DSA for off-road training.

15 Nov 2010