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To be a Driving Standards Agency approved motorcycle instructor you must:
To be able to teach CBT students there is
Most candidates wishing to become a Motorcycle Instructor want to be able to teach Direct Access Scheme students, that is students on machines around 500cc. To do this there are 2 assessments that you need to pass at Cardington, the national headquarters of the DSA. Each exam is a role playing assessment where the examiner takes the role of your student and expects you to demonstrate how to address poor techniques and teach correct control and good practice. You are also expected to supervise other instructor candidates when you are not instructing. The examiner marks you on these 2 issues and awards you a pass or fail. There is no pass mark, there is no written exam and you are not tested on your riding, that said the examiner may fail you if your standard of rising is poor.
The 2 assessments are CBT and then DAS. The CBT is 2 days duration and the DAS is a little less than half a day. Our CBT course is 6 days, consecutive, our DAS is 1 day. We will supply a pre read pack with the CBT and course notes, we originally designed these over 3 years ago, they are water resistant and notes can written onto them whilst assessing others. After our course you would attend Cardington, this would normally be 1 to 2 weeks from the end of the course, this gives you time to revise and practice the skills learnt. On successful completion you would then book the DAS course and DAS assessment.
If you wish to manage or run your own Authorised Training Body, that is have your own motorcycle training school, you have to pass the Cardington assessment. Questions regarding this are fully catered for in our course, as is training techniques and the full syllabus.