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First thing’s first, you need to know what training or qualification you are going to pursue.

Here is a rundown of the restrictions and requirements for the most common licence classifications, for a more in-depth list please look here:

Licence category Vehicles you can ride Requirements for licence Minimum age
CBT* Mopeds or light motorcycles up to 125cc with L plates for 2 years  Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)  16
A1 Light motorcycle up to 11 kW (~15 hp) and 125 cc CBT, Theory Test then a Practical Test 17
A2 Standard motorcycle up to 35 kW (~47 hp) CBT, Theory Test then a Practical Test 19
A Unrestricted motorcycles in size/power Direct Access route – CBT, Theory then Practical Test (you must be at least 24)

Progressive Access route – held an A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years then a Practical Test (21 or over)

24 (direct) or 21 (progressive access)

* Not technically a licence category, no test is undertaken.

Also take a look through this DVSA flowchart showing the different routes to the specific qualifications:

DVSA – Routes To Your Motorcycle Licence (PDF)

Now that you know where you want to be heading, continue to the specific section of interest where you can read more about the available courses and book your training: