Full motorcycle licence courses

ADT Motorcycle Training offers training course for all categories of motorcycle license, including direct access, restricted licenses, and further/advanced training.

Most of our training is conducted in set courses of 4 or 5 days, with tests on the final day(s). Individual lessons are also available for those who wish to take things a little slower, please contact us for more info on these lessons. Please make sure you have passed, or booked your motorcycle theory test before booking your full licence course with ADT (a theory test is not required for CBT).

Category options

Category A2: Restricted Motorcycle Licence (Restricted Access)

This licence is available for anybody 19 years of age, or over. In order to obtain this licence with ADT, you will take your test on one of our restricted (47bhp) machines. Providing you pass the test at the end of the course you will gain a licence which will allow you to ride any motorcycle up to a maximum of 46.6 bhp. There are many models of bikes which fall under this power limit, and many bikes which do not may be restricted to this power by a motorcycle dealer. For advice on which bikes you can ride and where to restrict them, speak to our knowledgeable team. CLICK HERE to contact us.

Category A: Unrestricted Motorcycle Licence (Direct Access)

This option is for anybody 24 or over. It is also available to those who have held an A2 licence for at least 2 years. In order to gain this motorcycle licence with ADT you will take your tests on a 600cc+ machine. Providing you pass the test at the end of the course, you will then be given a licence which is unrestricted, and allows you to ride any size machine. Depending on the length of your course, you will begin your course on either a 125cc or a 650cc. You will always progress onto a bigger bike when your instructor feels you are ready.

There are some other categories of license, see the notes at the bottom.

Course options

4-day course:
The 4-day course is our most popular option. This course is designed for those riders who already have a reasonable amount of experience in riding a motorcycle with gears. An example of a 4-day course candidate would be somebody who has previously completed a CBT, and has been riding a 125 regularly for some time. This course would also suit somebody who has some considerable off-road experience, especially on bigger bikes.

5-day course
The 5-day course is suited to somebody with only basic experience in riding a geared motorcycle. This course would be recommended to somebody who has only recently completed a CBT. If you have had successful rides on a friend's geared bike, or ridden many years ago, this course may suit you also.

Novice courses If you are new to motorcycling we would always recommend taking part in CBT before booking your full licence course.

Why choose ADT?

ADT have been conducting training for tests for 30 years, our experience has ensured a continually high pass rate. We will teach you to control the bike and use the road to a high standard, not just to pass your test. We aim to teach you how to look at any given situation and decide how best to deal with it, rather than riding uniformly and treating every junction and hazard in the same way.

Our courses always include:
- Practical test fees
- CBT Training (where necessary)
- Motorcycle hire
- Equipment hire
- Fuel
- Insurance
- Access to our exclusive module 1 practice site

There are no hidden charges, we will not charge you an insurance excess if you have any problems. We will not charge extra for petrol or for bike hire.

Other licence categories

AM (Moped licence)
This test category can be taken by anybody aged 16 or over. You will take your tests on a moped (50cc). Providing you pass, you will obtain a license which will allow you to ride any vehicle under 50cc, providing it has a maximum speed of 28mph. A CBT will also allow you to ride the same category of vehicle. An AM license however will allow you to ride a moped without L-plates, and will allow you to take a passenger if you choose.

A1 (125 Licence)
This test can be taken by anybody aged 17 or over. You will take your tests on a 125cc machine. Providing you pass, you will then gain a license which will allow you to ride up to 125cc with a maximum power of 14.6bhp. Although this licence doesn't allow you to ride anything bigger than a CBT will, it does last for the life of your licence, you may use motorways, ride without L-plates, and take a passenger.

Automatic Licences
All of the categories of full licences detailed on this page can be taken on automatic bikes. If you pass your tests on an automatic machine, you will be restricted to an automatic machine until you take any further tests. This restriction is in conjunction with any other restrictions placed on you licence category.
Please call us on 02380 337351 if you'd like some more advice.