Module 1

Please note: The process depicted in the video attached to this article has changed on 16th May 2011, currently there is no updated video to show the correct procedure but this will be added when available.

You must provide all of the following valid documents:

  • your driving licence with the correct provisional entitlement
  • your compulsory basic training (CBT) certificate (DL196)
  • your motorcycle theory test certificate

You are exempt from providing CBT and theory test certificates if you:

  • hold a full moped licence gained by passing a moped test after 1 December 1990, and wish to upgrade to a full motorcycle licence
  • already hold a full motorcycle licence and wish to upgrade it. Module one is the off-road module and generally takes around 20-30 minutes to complete.

What Happens During Module One

  • Module one includes the following manoeuvres:
  • wheeling the moped or motorcycle and using the stand
  • doing a slalom and figure of eight
  • a slow ride
  • U-turn
  • cornering and controlled stop
  • cornering and the emergency stop
  • cornering and hazard avoidance

There is a minimum speed requirement of around 32 miles per hour (50 kilometres per hour) for the hazard avoidance and emergency stop exercises. There is no minimum speed requirement for the first cornering and controlled stop exercise.

Motorcycle Manoeuvring Area

Module one takes place in a safe off-road area called a motorcycle manoeuvring area. The layout of the area will vary depending on where you take your test. You can download diagrams that show the different layouts from the links below.

DSA Multi Purpose Test Centres

Avoidance to left

Avoidance to right