TYPES OF LICENCE

AM - Moped: 16 years of age

Gained by passing a moped test.

Also automatically given to those who pass their car test. But you must still complete C.B.T; see our F.A.Q.

(Carefully check your licence; don’t assume that it’s there!

Complete C.B.T. & (whilst it's valid) your full car test or pass your car test & at any time afterwards complete C.B.T. & you do not need to worry about provisional driving licence conditions: you have a full moped licence! You don’t need ‘L’ plates & you can carry a pillion.

A1 – Small motorcycle: 17 years of age

Gained by passing the practical tests on a motorcycle with an engine size of 120 - 125 cc (Not exceeding 11 kw).

A2 - Medium motorcycle: 19 years of age

Gained by passing the practical tests on a motorcycle with an engine size of at least 395 cc & between 25 - 35 kw. 

A – Motorcycle: 24 years of age

Gained by passing the practical tests on a motorcycle with an engine size of at least 595 cc & 40 kw.

Staged Access

If you have held the 'previous' licence category for two years or more you can re-take the practical tests on a motorcycle of the next category to gain that licence. You do not need to re-take CBT or the Theory / Hazard Perception tests!

In other words, if you gain your A1 licence at age 17, when you get to 19 you can take just the practical tests on a 'medium' bike to gain your A2 licence & if you gained your A2 licence at 19, at 21 you can take the practical tests on a 'large' bike to gain your A licence.

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