If you have held a valid Category A2 Medium Motorcycle Licence for at least 2 years you can enroll in a Progressive Access Scheme course to obtain your Category A Full Motorcycle Licence. This allows you to ride any motorcycle of your choice without L-plates on public roads.
Motorcycles used for this course must have an engine capacity of at least 595cc with a power output of at least 40kW. We use Honda CBF600 training bikes which have an engine capacity of 600cc and a power output of 55kW for the DAS course.
PAS courses are normally conducted over a period of 2 to 3 days but this depends on your experience and ability. It can also be split up over a longer period of time if it is more convenient for you - for example if you are only free on weekends or on certain days of the week.
The course will prepare you for the DVSA's two part Practical Motorcycle Test. Once you have passed the Practical Motorcycle Test you will be able to ride any motorcycle of your choice without L-plates on any public road including motorways.
The flowchart on the right explains the requirements in more detail.
Are you eligible to enroll?
You must be at least 21 years old and have held a valid Category A2 Medium Motorcycle Licence for more than 2 years to take the Progressive Access Scheme course. There is no need to do the Motorcycle Theory Test or CBT again.
21 or older?
... and you have held a valid Category A2 Medium Motorcycle Licence for more than 2 years.
Two Part Practical Motorcycle Test.
The motorcycle used for both tests must have an engine capacity of at least 595cc and an engine output power of at least 40kW.
Module 1 is an off-road test normally conducted on the DVSA's Motorcycle Manoeuvring Area (MMA).
Module 2 is an on-road test on public roads.
You must pass the Module 1 Test before you can take the Module 2 Test.
Category A Full Motorcycle Licence.
Once you have passed both parts of the Practical Motorcycle Test you can ride any motorcycle you choose without L-plates.
You may also carry a pillion passenger.