A1 Course

A1 Course

These courses are taken on a 125cc motorcycle. All our 125cc motorcycles have gears. Passing the test will give you an ‘A1’ motorcycle licence which allows you to ride a 125cc machine without ‘L’ plates and to carry a passenger. You can use your own automatic 125cc scooter for this test, but you will then be restricted to automatic motorcycles. The practical test is in two parts – Module 1 and Module 2. You need to pass them in order.


You need to be age 17 or over. Before you can start the training you must have a valid CBT and a valid motorcycle theory test pass. If you don’t hold a valid CBT certificate, then you will have to complete a CBT first on day 1 of your course. The theory can be arranged by ringing 0300 200 1122 or by visiting DVSA website.

Flexibility: As the course fee is charged at an hourly rate you can choose training to suit your needs.

Module 1

This consists of a series of manoeuvres that are conducted at the DSA Multi Purpose Test Centre. Some of these are at slow speeds (such as a slalom, figure of eight and a U-Turn) and some at higher speeds (a controlled stop, emergency stop and a 50kmh, (about 32 mph) avoidance manoeuvre), which require a good standard of machine handling skills.

Our CBT site is big enough to simulate the Module 1 test safely. After completing your Module 1 training you will be fully prepared for your test and your instructor will accompany you to the local test centre to take the Module 1 practical test.

The fees for Module 1 training are usually between £150 - £200, including test fees.

Module 2

This test consists of a 35 minute road ride. At the start of the test the examiner will brief you. You will have an eye-sight test and be asked a number of safety questions before being given a final briefing. The rest of the test will be conducted on the road.

Module 2 training will totally prepare you for all aspects of the test and will be conducted on the road. The training will be done on all of the routes that you will come across on your test.

The fees for Module 2 training are usually between £250 - £300, including test fees.

Life after A1

Once you have passed both modules, you will have a full category A1 licence to ride a 125cc motorcycle. When you have held an A1 Test for a minimum of two years, or when you've turned 19 years old, you may upgrade to an A2 standard licence by just retaking Modules 1&2. You will not need to retake a CBT or theory test. However, if you choose to upgrade to an A2 licence before the two year probationary period has ended, you will still need a valid theory test.