15 March 2021: Instructor Position


One of the most rewarding areas of being a motorcyclist is to share your skills and enthusiasm with a new potential rider.


3CMT are looking for a self employed CBT instructor. (with the view of moving on to DAS)




1. Over 21yrs old

2. Full motorcycle licence for min 3yrs

3. Be of Good Character.

(Any motoring or non motoring offences will be taken into consideration by the DVSA) 


Good daily rates of pay for the right candidate.

Full training package.


Contact us for more information.


01 August 2020.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced the launch of Ridefree - a free online training course that moped and motorcycle riders should complete before taking their CBT. We've tried it out and recommend it as a valuable learning tool that will better prepare you for your CBT, particularly for those new to the road. Find out more here at Ridefree


05 July 2020.

From 04 July we are able to offer CBT's for anyone wishing to book.

From 06 July we are able to book practical mod 1 and mod 2 tests to commence week 13 July 2020. Unfortunately at this point we have not been briefed on how we are supposed to book the practical tests and there is no information on the booking system.


We have set up an updating mailshot which we are sending out on a Monday. To be added to it please fill in our contact form ensuring you list age, course type and agree to be kept updated.


April 2020 COVID-19

We are returning to work to carry out CBT's for Key workers. Please ensure you comply with the Government guidelines. You must be able to provide proof of Key Workers status in order to attend training under this scheme.


February 2020

3CMT is now an MCIA RIDE Industry Approved Training School. You can be assured of the standard of both our training services and business processes. Find out more about the MCIA here


October 2019

The DVSA have updated their guidance notes for students attending a CBT training course. Please take the time to read Prepare for your CBT


In particular please note the information about Highway Code knowledge:

Your trainer can stop your compulsory basic training course if your basic knowledge of The Highway Code and traffic signs isn’t good enough for you to ride safely.


And regarding what to wear. You should wear motorcycle boots or other sturdy footwear that supports and protects your ankles.


3CMT provide helmets, gloves and Hi Viz as standard. We have a selection of jackets should you not have something suitable but we do not provide footwear. If you are wearing inadequate footwear you will not be allowed to start your course.


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Hourly Lessons


3CMT are excited to offer hourly training on a Saturday morning. Call for further advice.

Compulsory Basic Training

Due to Covid-19 we no longer loan HELMETS, GLOVES OR JACKETS for training. Please ensure you purchase and bring your own. You cannot train without these or with inapropriate / unprotective equipment.

  • A motorcycle helmet - ECE2205 approved, damage free and correctly fitting
  • Motorcycle gloves
  • Strong jacket, trousers and footware with over ankle protection
  • A medical style face mask, buff or motorcycle style wind-stopper covering mouth and nose

Call us if you have any questions about our training procedures.


Motorcycle training is available from 29 March 2021. 


Prior to attending the CBT we recommend completing the Ridefree training.


Book a CBT 


Available to hire for training: 

50cc moped or 125cc motorbike hir 

 Returning CBT


With own bike. Your current CBT and insurance must still be valid.

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Whether you wish to just ride on L plates or undertake training for your full motorbike licence then it is a legal requirement to first undertake a Compulsory Basic Training course and achieve sufficient standard to obtain a DL196 CBT certificate, in order to validate the provisional moped or motorbike entitlement on your driving licence.

The only current exception is if you have passed your car test prior to the 1st Feb 2001 in which case you are able to ride a restricted moped without any training (though we suggest you do - the skills are invaluable)

For riders who may have done a CBT, a DL196 is only valid for 2 years from the date it is issued and so if you don’t pass a full motorbike test in that time and want to carry on riding you need to do a CBT again.

The CBT syllabus is about making sure learners have the skills and knowledge to go out on the road, on their own, to prepare for their riding tests.

At 16 years old you can only ride a moped
- This is known as category AM on your driving licence
- The engine size must be no more than 50cc and the moped must be capable of no more than 28mph
- Mopeds are typically automatics (‘twist and go’) but can have gears.

- At 17 years old or over you can ride a category A1 motorbike
- The engine size must be less than 125cc
- It must have a power output of no more than 14.6bhp / 11KW
- It may have gears or be an automatic.

Through a mix of classroom and riding lessons on our training site you will be taken through the informational and practical aspects of learning to ride a motorbike and just as importantly, the topics of awareness and safety on the road. The CBT also includes a minimum of 2 hours training on a road ride.

CBT is a progressive learning course based on continuous assessment. The instructor must ensure that each of the 5 elements of the course has been covered and that the learner has shown that they have the right knowledge and comprehension by performing suitable tasks to demonstrate competence. This includes the classroom as well as the practical riding parts of the CBT course.

It is not possible for a student to proceed to the next element of the CBT if any skill has not been successfully attained. Once a road ride has been undertaken the instructor ultimately has to be reasonably confident that a student is ready to ride on the road on their own.

What makes an instructor happy is seeing a student being willing to learn, moving up the learning curve, and doing it safely.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced the launch of Ridefree - a free online training course that moped and motorcycle riders should complete before taking their CBT. We've tried it out and recommend it as a valuable learning tool that will better prepare you for your CBT particularly for those new to the road. Find out more at https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/ridefree/user/login

Read or brush up on the Highway Code. If you are a complete beginner to the road you will struggle if this knowledge is not in place. If you are being driven around by family or friends in a car, take an interest in what is happening on the road and ask questions.

The DVSA Learning To Ride books are also worth a read.

If you have your own motorbike gear then great, bring it! However, it is appreciated that not everyone wants to invest in all the safety equipment until they have learnt more about riding. So we provide helmets, gloves and Hi Viz. You need to come with reasonably strong clothing such as jeans and a strong jacket and strong footwear that protects you ankles.

Make sure you clothing is able to keep you warm and dry in cold or wet weather but don’t skimp on the protection if it is a warm day.

What is not acceptable is a hoody, ripped jeans, trainers, or anything that easily exposes your skin. If your clothing is unsuitable you may be turned away on the day.

CBT is a progressive learning course, not a Pass/Fail like the driving test where if you ‘fail’ you have to start all over again.

It is possible to be successfully completed in approx. 6-8hrs of training however, everyone has a different learning curve and if you reach a point in the CBT course where more training is required to master a specific skill then it is necessary to continue to practise that skill until you can move on through the course. If this is required then additional training time will need to be booked and you will pick up from where you left off, for example more site training before being able to get out on the road or more on-road training, whatever is required.

Arriving late. You will not be the only one on a CBT course and to be fair to those who are on time the start will not be delayed for late arrivals and you will not be able join a course that has already started on time.

Arriving tired, not bringing drink and food to keep your energy up, or suitable clothing for the weather conditions.

Not bringing your driving licence. You will not be allowed to continue if you don't.

Not meeting the minimum eyesight requirements. Check if you can read a number plate at no less than 20.5 metres. You will not be allowed to continue if you can't.

Unfamiliarity with the basics of the Highway Code. You need to have this knowledge in place to be able to build on it in Element D in the classroom and Element E on the road. This is a very common knowledge gap with young riders looking to get on the road for the first time.

Physical build. Strength is not really required, it is more about technique, but riding a motorbike is still a physical activity. If you are not sure if you would be able to safely sit on a bike, keep it supported and balanced, wheel it round, and take it off the stand please arrange to come and see us where you can try this out before booking a CBT.

Needing more time to develop control of the moped or motorbike in the on-site riding lessons. Everyone has a different learning curve and ultimately the instructor needs you to be safe and fully in control of the machine before you will be allowed to try riding on the road.

Insufficient road, traffic, and hazard awareness skills on the road such that it requires more road training to get these in place to a reasonably consistent standard before an instructor can issue a CBT certificate.

Bring your driving licence, a packed lunch, drinks and be willing to engage. Successful training is a 2-way process. Simply ’being shown’ doesn’t deliver effective learning.