All Students are given a Training Guide to keep, which will help you through the course and will be there for future reference, should you need it.

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CBT TRAINING

The CBT Course was introduced to teach the basic fundamentals of motorcycling to complete beginners; even if you are an experienced rider we guarantee that you will learn something new. The majority of the CBT is conducted in safety on a large DSA approved off-road training area, culminating in a minimum 2 hour ride on the road covering all hazards likely to be encountered in everyday riding. The CBT course lasts for the full day. We have helmets, gloves, jackets and waterproofs also mopeds and 125cc motorcycles available for our students to loan free of charge in order to complete the course.

Remember, CBT is not a test, simply an assessment of your riding ability.

Theory Test Training

The Theory Test now consists of 2 elements. The first section consists of multiple choice questions, in which you have 57 minutes to answer 50 questions. To pass you need to answer 43 or more correctly. The second section consists of 14 video clips containing 15 developing hazards. Each time you see a developing hazard you must press the mouse button and if correctly identified within the 'marking' window you will score between 1 and 5 marks. The pass mark for this section is 44. BOTH sections must be passed at one sitting.

At Alpha we give FREE theory tuition to all our students that have booked for training with us, we have excellent computer, book and video facilities to enable our students to practice for this test. We can also book a theory test on your behalf should you wish us to do so.

TRAINING TO TEST STANDARD - FREE ASSESMENT - Why Train with Alpha

We offer a wide choice of courses to suit all abilities which are carefully structured to give you the best possible chance of passing your test first time. Each student who completes a FREE assessment with Alpha will be recommended a course to suit their ability either a restricted or Direct Access Test. As everyone's needs are very different, we can tailor the course to suit each individual and therefore maximise the safety and training value for each session.

We produce our own Training Guide to accompany the course covering the whole syllabus. These guides are given to all DAS students, and have been invaluable for taking notes and refreshing lessons already completed. They also contain the questions that will be asked by the examiner before and after the test.

Remember we are not only teaching you to pass your test, we teach you to ride as well !

A1 LICENCE TRAINING

A1 or 125cc test training, is available to all students of 17 years and over. To ride a motorcycle of upto 125cc a CBT is the only requirement.

You will have to remain on this machine until the age of 19, you are then eligable to undertake the A2 training. Should you wish to obtain an A1 licence in order to ride without L Plates or simply to remove the need for CBT every 2 years, you whould have to pass the usual theory test, mod 1 and mod 2 tests.

A2 LICENCE TRAINING

At the age of 19 you can take your A2 category licence. As usual CBT, theory, mod 1 and mod 2 test will be required. This licence will allow you to ride a motorcycle producing NO MORE than 94bhp, which MUST BE restricted to 47bhp. Having held an A2 licence for 2 years you will be eligable to continue on to your A category (unlimited motorcycle licence) training, where you will be required to take the mod 1 and mod 2 tests ONLY on a machine of 67bhp or larger, usually a 600cc bike.

Unlimited ACCESS TRAINING

Unlimited Access Training is an accelerated access scheme to a full motorcycle licence and is open to students aged 24 and over. Sometimes we start this course on a smaller capacity machine depending on the students previous experience, the rest of the training would be completed on 600cc machines producing in excess of 67.bhp. However if you have previous experience on larger capacity motorcycles all of your training would be completed on a 600cc machine.

FURTHER TRAINING

Now you have passed your test and are enjoying your new found freedom, there is so much more to learn. Riders should now consider further training as a natural progression –
NOT an unnecessary addition to their current level of skill. Most modern motorcyclists fail to acquire the necessary skills quickly enough to get the best out of their riding, as they are doing too few miles a year to become fully proficient with their machine. Figures show that most leisure motorcyclists are only completing 1500 miles on average per year which is not enough to achieve the high level of competence required to operate the type of machinery they choose to ride.


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