A2 Course

A2 Course

These courses are taken on a motorcycle with a capacity of between 500-650cc with the power restricted to between 33-47bhp dependant on age and capacity of the machine. Passing the test will give you an ‘A2’ motorcycle licence which allows you to ride any machine of up to 35Kw (46.6bhp) without ‘L’ plates and to carry a passenger. The practical test is in two modules.


You will need to be aged 19 years or over. If you have not passed the A1 test you will need to hold a valid CBT certificate and have a valid motorcycle theory test pass. If you do not 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 A2

* Keep riding a motorcycle of up to 35kw (46.6bhp)
* After 2 years or on reaching 24 years of age you can take a Full Category A Motorcycle Test to ride whatever machine you like.