Direct Access DAS Training

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Direct Access Training

Want to ride a big bike?

The Direct Access Scheme, DAS for short, is the answer, also known as a Category A motorcycle licence.

If you are 24 or over or have had your A2 licence (which is available from age 19) for two years or longer, you can take the Direct Access Course. The DAS allows you to take a test on a large motorcycle (600cc) and earn your full motorcycle licence.

At Benson Motorcycle Training, we offer high-quality DAS training to help you pass the required tests with flying colours. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the motorcycle theory test, hazard perception test, and practical motorcycle test, teaching you everything you need to know to ride safely and competently on the roads.

Sign up for DAS training with us today and start your journey towards a full motorcycle licence. With our comprehensive training program, you'll be well on your way to hitting the open road in no time!

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How do you get your DAS Certificate?

The quick answer is to call us, and we can advise you on the best course based on experience and age.


If you're new to riding motorcycles, the first step of your Driver and Rider Standard (DAS) course will involve learning the basics. This is called Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). CBT is designed to help you get comfortable on a motorcycle and learn the skills you need to ride safely.

If you've never sat on a bike before, your instructor will start by teaching you how to mount and dismount the bike, as well as how to use the controls. You'll also learn how to do basic checks on your motorcycle to ensure it's safe to ride.

Once you've completed CBT, you can ride around for a while to get more practice and build up your confidence before moving on to the next stage of the DAS course. This can be a great way to ensure you're ready to take on more advanced training.

Motorcycle Theory Test

To get started, you'll need to take a motorcycle theory and hazard perception test at a testing center.

This test is similar to the one you might have taken for your car licence. It consists of two parts: a series of riding questions and a hazard perception test.

The Motorcycle Theory part of the DAS course covers a range of essential topics for riding a motorcycle safely and responsibly. These topics include:

  • The Highway Code: This covers the rules of the road, including traffic signs, signals, and markings.
  • Vehicle handling: This covers how to control a motorcycle and safely negotiate different types of roads and traffic.
  • Risk assessment: This covers anticipating and avoiding potential hazards while riding a motorcycle.
  • Motorcycle maintenance: This covers essential motorcycle maintenance and how to check your motorcycle before riding.
  • Safety equipment: This covers the use of protective clothing and equipment, such as helmets, gloves, and boots.

In addition to these topics, the Motorcycle Theory part of the DAS course may also cover additional subjects, such as motorcycle first aid and weather conditions.

We'll be happy to guide you through the process and provide more information about the motorcycle theory and hazard perception test. 

Module 1

The next step is known as 'Mod 1', which is a test of your riding skills in a controlled test environment.

During this test, you'll be asked to demonstrate your ability to control the bike at slow speeds, weaving in and out of cones, and avoid hazards on the road.

  • Riding in a straight line
  • Turning left and right
  • U-turns
  • Figure-eight patterns
  • Slow riding
  • Observation at junctions
  • Turning right at a T-junction
  • Riding around a left-hand bend
  • Riding around a right-hand bend
  • An emergency stop

During the test, you will be assessed on your ability to control the motorcycle, your use of signals and observations, and your general roadcraft.

Module 2

Are you ready for the final leg of your motorcycle training journey? The road-ride portion of the test is a chance for you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge on the open road.

During this test, you'll be taken on a 40-minute ride with an examiner following behind. The examiner will communicate with you using a headset to give you instructions and assess your abilities.

The Module 2 part of the DAS course is a practical test assessing your ability to safely and responsibly ride on public roads. The test includes a series of on-road exercises that are designed to evaluate your competence in areas such as:

  • Following directions
  • Riding independently
  • Anticipating and reacting to hazards
  • Responding to traffic signals and road signs
  • Maintaining an appropriate speed
  • Using the correct position on the road
  • Changing direction
  • Overtaking
  • Meeting and crossing traffic
  • Responding to roundabouts
  • Responding to traffic lights
  • Responding to pedestrian crossings
  • Responding to other road users

During the test, you will be assessed on your ability to ride safely and responsibly, your use of signals and observations, and your general roadcraft.


  • What is the Direct Access Scheme (DAS)?

    The DAS offers riders aged 24 and older to obtain a full motorcycle licence. To participate in the DAS, riders must pass a series of tests, including a motorcycle theory test, a hazard perception test, and a practical motorcycle test. Upon successfully completing the DAS tests, riders will be granted a full motorcycle licence that allows them to ride any motorcycle without any restrictions.

  • Who is eligible for DAS training?

    To be eligible for DAS training, you must be aged 24 or over and have a valid UK car driving licence. You should also have a good understanding of the rules of the road and be comfortable riding a motorcycle.
  • What is included in the DAS training program offered by your company?

    The Direct Access Scheme (DAS) is a motorcycle training course that allows riders over the age of 24 to skip the intermediate Category A2 licence and go straight to a Category A licence.
  • How long does the DAS training take?

    The length of the DAS training will vary depending on your individual needs and progress. Some riders may be able to complete the program in just a few days, while others may require more time to fully prepare for the tests. Our instructors will work with you to develop a training plan that meets your needs and ensures you are fully prepared to pass the tests and earn your full motorcycle licence.

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