Apr 17, 2023

Changes to Motorcycle Training Assessment and Authorisation

Ian Biddle
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The DVSA are making two changes to motorcycle trainer assessment and authorisation from 3rd April 2023 as part of their ongoing campaign to continually raise professional standards in motorcycle instruction.

Introducing basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for new and existing motorcycle trainers

From this date all motorcycle instructors must get a basic DBS check when they renew their existing licence. Anyone applying to become a motorcycle instructor for the first time will need to get a basic DBS check when they apply.

Requiring trainers teach a minimum of two pupils during their CBT (compulsory basic training) standards checks.

Also from this date all CBT standards checks must include at least two pupils. The DVSA are making this change to reflect real life training where most courses involve small groups of 2-4 pupils rather than one to one training.

Taken From Traffic Safety Roads