Instructor training course
You can train to be a CBT instructor, either to join our team or to attend the DSA's assessment at Cardington and become a supervisory instructor yourself. By training with us you will have access to instructors with over 20 years experience, as well as those who have been through the system more recently.
In order to participate in the instructor training course you will need to have held a full (UK) motorcycle licence for a minimum of 3 years, and be at least 21 years of age. The DSA operate a 'fit and proper criteria' for instructor applications which basically means that you should have no more than 6 penalty points, and should not have any serious non-motoring convictions.
The CBT instructor course will now be run over 7 days e.g. 3 days one week and 4 days in the following week at a cost of £ 875.00. As well as learning the core competencies of instruction (fault recognition, fault analysis, and fault correction) you will also role play the part of supervisor and learn how to de-brief other instructors as well as learners.
Candidates should have a good knowledge of the Highway Code, and understand the contents of the DSA book "Learning to Ride" (ISBN 978-0-11-553056-2) and have a good standard of riding themselves. A sense of humour is a great advantage.
Our next available course is currently starting on 3 - 5 April concluding on 8. 9 10th and 12th April.
We are also able to help with training for those who wish to teach Direct Access on larger bikes. This is typically a two day course and will concentrate on the pre-set tests and lesson plans required to do well at this level.
New Instructor Qualification Route
The route to instructor qualification is going to change to reflect the three stages that (approved driving instructors) ADIs go through. There will be a theory test, a riding ability test a bit like ADI part two and an instructional ability test a bit like a DAS pre set test or ADI3 test. When this route comes in (it is currently at the consultation stage) we intend to run training for all 3 parts.