Restricted Access Course

Part II Training is necessary if you wish to gain a motorcycle licence and ride on the road - but first you must successfully complete your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), and pass the motorcycle theory test.

There are two restricted licences one for those aged 17 and over and one for those aged 19 and over.

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Aged 17 And Over Restricted Access (A1 Light Motorcycle Licence)

This licence is available for riders aged 17 and over. The training and test takes place on a 125cc motorcycle. This restricts the rider to a motorcycle of 125cc maximum. There is no natural progression, that is to say you are always restricted to a motorcycle of a maximum of 125cc and maximum power output of 14.6bhp unless you sit the appropraite test to gain access to a larger motorcycle at a later date. Part II Training is necessary if you wish to gain a motorcycle licence and ride a motorcycle on the road but first you must successfully complete Part I. Which is the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), and pass the motorcycle theory test.

At ProScot, we use the latest Yamaha YBR 125ccs for our A1 Restricted Access training. These great bikes - supplied by Carrick Yamaha in Edinburgh - offer a combination of light weight, low seat height, secure handling and easy to operate controls in one of the best novice-friendly packages around.

Aged 19 And Over Restricted Access (A2 Medium Motorcycle Licence)

This licence is available for riders aged 19 and over. Initial training takes place on a 125cc motorcycle and then progresses onto our Kawasaki ER 650cc motorcycles, which are restricted to 46.6 Bhp. We also have a restricted ER6 with a lowered seat height, that can typically be ridden by those no shorter than about 5' 2". This licence restricts the rider to a motorcycle with a maximum power output of 46.6Bhp. There is no natural progression, that is to say you are always restricted to a motorcycle with a maximum power output of 46.6Bhp unless you sit the appropraite test to gain access to a larger motorcycle at a later date.

Part II Training is necessary if you wish to gain a motorcycle licence and ride a motorcycle on the road but first you must successfully complete Part I. Which is the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), and pass the motorcycle theory test.
At ProScot, we use the latest Kawasaki ER650cc motorcycles for our A2 Restricted Access training. These great bikes - are supplied by Kirkcaldy Kawasaki and offer a combination of smooth power, secure handling and easy to operate controls in one of the best novice-friendly packages around.

Accelerated Access

Accelerated Access is available for those riders who wish to progress from an A1 or A2 motorcycle licence to enable them to ride a larger more powerful motorcycle.

If you have held your A1 light motorcycle licence for a minimum of 2 years you can sit both parts of the motorcycle practical test (Mod 1 & Mod 2) on the appropraite motorcycle to get an A2 medium motorcycle licence.

If you have held your A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years you can sit both parts of the motorcycle practical test (Mod 1 & Mod 2) on the appropriate motorcycle to get a full category A motorcycle licence. For example if you passed your A2 medium motorcycle test aged 19, you can sit the two part motorcycle test to gain access to a full unrestricted category A motorcycle licence at age 21.

You do not need to wait a full 2 years to do Accelerated Access if you reach the appropriate age requirement to upgrade to either an A2 or A motorcycle licence. You will however need to re-sit your motorcycle theory test if it is no longer valid.

Part II Training consists of two modules

Module 1 - an off-road test conducted by the Driving Standards agency (DVSA) on a Multi Purpose Test Centre (MPTC). This test lasts approximately 12 minutes and tests your handling skills and both slow speed and high speed machine control. ProScot's Restricted Access Training Courses will prepare you fully for Module 1 and includes practicing at the MPTC before sitting your Module 1 test.

Module 2 - a 35-minute on-road test conducted by the DVSA which assesses your ability to ride in traffic. ProScot's Restricted Access Training Courses provide on-road training and mock tests to prepare you fully for the Module 2 tests.

Training for both Module 1 and Module 2 is flexible, with lessons available 7 days a week. At ProScot, we won't simply teach you how to pass the test. Our highly experienced motorcycle instructors will focus on turning you into a safe, competent all-round rider who is able to handle everything from slow speed motorcycle control to correct cornering techniques.

Passing your Module 1 and Module 2 tests on a 125cc motorcycle gives you a full A1 licence which restricts you to a motorcycle with a power output of no more than 125cc and 14.6Bhp. Passing Module 1 and Module 2 on our restricted ER650cc motorcycle gives you a full A2 licence which restricts you to a motorcycle with a power output of 46.6Bhp maximum, the restriction cannot be derived from a motorcycle with more than a 50% power reduction. That is to say the motorcycle could not have an unrestricted power output of 93bhp or more. this means that most Supersport 600cc motorcycle or high power motorcycles could not be restricted. A common choice here are motorcycles like the Suzuki Bandit 600.

Clothing rules

The Driving & Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVSA) state you must wear appropriate clothing for test (we have extended this to cover all training from Intro to CBT to Mod 1/2 and tests):

  • a motorcycle helmet that meets British safety standards (this doesn't apply if you're Sikh and wearing a turban)
  • motorcycle boots or other sturdy footwear that provides support and ankle protection
  • textile or leather motorcycle trousers or heavy denim trousers
  • a textile or leather motorcycle jacket or a heavy denim jacket with several layers underneath
  • motorcycle gloves

Courses Available

Pro-Scot's Short Course is aimed at experienced riders with a full car licence. Due to the high standard of our CBT's, unfortunately we cannot accept students on this course who have completed their CBT elsewhere.

Our Full Course is aimed at novice riders, provisional car license holders or anyone who has not ridden a motorcycle for a few years.

What do our learner riders have to say?

Colin Stuart

Instructors were great. Would definitely recommend ProScot. Thanks very much.

Kenny Haxton

Great staff, great instructors. Loved every minute of it. Thanks ProScot.

Mariusz Wroblewski

Great instructors. Always gave answers I needed and time with you. Many thanks guys.

Scott Pew

First time on a bike when I came to do my CBT. All instructors were outstanding, really put you at ease and encouraged you throughout.

Steven McCall

Great bunch of guys from teachers to office staff. Really felt at ease. No 1 choice to pass bike test.

Stuart Aitken

Everyone has been great. Direct Access from CBT to full licence. So happy with ProScot.

Kate Ivanova

All instructors were brilliant. I got extra practice after failing my Mod 2 first time round. Thanks very much to ProScot.

Iain Henderson

FAB - good instructors and administration. I recommend them to everyone.

D'Arcy Rush

The instructors are very accommodating and help point out flaws in your riding. Got my full bike licence having never ridden a bike before. Would recommend.

Alan Brown

Great training made to feel relaxed. Great staff helpful and friendly.

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