There are various training routes to become a DVSA Assessed CBT Motorcycle Instructor.
The Usual Way
The usual way is for a Down Trained instructor to work for an ATB for a period of time. This allows them to gain valuable knowledge and experience. When they are ready, they book a DVSA assessment.
The Alternative Route
An alternative route is to attend a residential and bespoke instructor training course. This route provides instructors with an intensive training course to develop their delivery and ‘train the trainer’ skills when down training other instructors.
Preparation is the key to success
You are strongly advised to have Lesson Plans for every lesson in the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) syllabus. This will give you the foundations to consistently deliver thorough lessons. It also gives you a training plan and guide when down training other instructors.
Training Diagrams for every on road training lesson, will help you to explain and demonstrate what changes should be made to your students riding. A picture paints a thousand words and prevents confusion and misunderstandings during the road ride training sessions.
There is a higher risk of failure if you have limited knowledge and experience.
Aim high to deliver DAS
Once you have completed your DVSA assessment, the next step is to become a DAS Instructor. This will give you more variety in the training you deliver and you gain full qualification.
You will then be able to train learner riders from CBT to full test, teaching Mod 1 and Mod 2 training and take students you have taught to their motorcycle test.
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Being fully prepared
It is essential for you to put yourself through a rigorous training process. The low pass rate is because many trainers attend the DVSA assessment prematurely and under-prepared.
A lack of experience also increases your likelihood of failure. You should keep a training record and use a step by step guide to develop your own lesson plans and training delivery.
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You will need to learn how to deliver high performance lessons. You must understand Methods of Instruction to ensure your Lesson Plans and training delivery are perfect.
Training the Trainer
To ensure a successful assessment, you must fully understand how to train other instructors. This means guiding trainee instructors to a position where they can deliver a CBT as a Down Trained Instructor. Lesson Plans and Training Diagrams form part of your training aids.
A Higher Level of Skill
Training other trainers demand a higher level of skill. Role-play and practice are imperative to develop another instructor's ability. You must know the subject well and have a thorough understanding of different methods of teaching, this enables you to train other trainers.
Giving instruction by radio, during practical on-road training
Note for DVSA Assessed Instructors
After you have successfully completing the DVSA assessment, you can open you own Motorcycle Training School (Approved Training Body). You can also start to prepare for your DAS assessment.
CBT Instructor Qualification Route
- Prepare for and book your assessment - Attend the two day CBT Instructor assessment - Pass the DVSA Assessment
DVSA Assessment Process
- Deliver classroom based lesson for Element A and D - Teach the examiner how to ride as if they were learner riders - Deliver on road practical training on the public road - Develop and down train other instructors - Train the trainer
Once Qualified, You Can Train:
- Learners on mopeds and motorcycles up to 125cc
- CBT and On-Road Training in preparation for the A1 motorcycle test on smaller powered motorcycles
- Qualified to Down-Train other motorcycle instructors - Prepare for your DAS assessment