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Motorcycle testing and training to resume in Scotland

From 22 July motorcycle trainers in Scotland can book a module 1 off road test and a module 2 on-road test that will restart on 3 August.

Learner riders will be able to start motorcycle training and take a CBT course from 22 July. DVSA will also continue to work closely with motorcycle training bodies to make sure riders can learn to ride safely.

DVSA Chief Driving Examiner Mark Winn said:    

“We expect more people will want to start learning to ride, as the current government guidance encourages people to use public transport less.??

“It’s essential that motorists have the right knowledge and skills needed to help them stay safe on Britain’s roads. Getting the right advice from a professional motorcycle instructor is also vitally important, as motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users.”?? 

Candidates who booked their own test before the pandemic will have their test put on hold and DVSA will contact them and offer the opportunity to choose a new time and date from 3 August. They will be given priority for the available appointments before the practical test booking service reopens to the general public.

Candidates who had a test booked through their training school should get in touch with the trainer and make a new test booking.

Motorcycle training and CBTs restarted in England on 4 July. Module 1 off road test and a module 2 on-road tests are due to restart in England on 13 July.

DVSA will announce the restart of motorcycle training and testing in Wales subject to Welsh Governments’ guidance. Critical worker tests will continue and DVSA is keeping the situation under review. 

Guidance has been published on GOV.UK for instructors and candidates to let them know what to expect on the day of their theory test and practical test.

Motorcycle trainer good practice guidance is also available via https://mcia.co.uk/en/mcia-ride/information-for-atbs-and-post-test-instructors

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