Compulsory basic training (CBT) is a course you usually have to take before you ride a moped or motorcycle on the road.
The training is designed to makes sure you can ride safely on your own while you practise for your full moped or motorcycle test, if you would like to take one of these.
After you’ve completed CBT, you can ride a:
- moped if you’re 16 years old or over
- motorcycle up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW if you’re 17 or over
You must use L plates (L or D plates in Wales).
Your CBT certificate is valid for 2 years in which time you should have passed your full moped or motorcycle test or you will have to take CBT again. There is no limit to how many CBT courses you can complete.
Riding a Scooter on Your Car Licence
You can ride a moped (up to 50cc) without L plates and without taking the moped test in some situations.
You passed your driving test on or after 1 February 2001
You’ll get a full moped licence if you either:
- pass your car driving test and then complete a compulsory basic training (CBT) course
- complete a CBT course and then pass your car driving test within two years
You can then ride a moped (up to 50cc) without L plates and you can carry a passenger. You don’t need to take the full moped test.
You can ride mopeds for as long as your car driving licence lasts.
You passed your driving test before 1 February 2001
You can ride a moped (up to 50cc) without L plates. You don’t need to take a CBT course or take the full moped test.
You must take CBT if you want to ride anything larger than a 50cc moped.