The national standards

DVSA created the national standard for driver and rider training (GOV.UK), which sets out the knowledge, skills and understanding you’ll need to provide a successful programme of rider training. The standard is important for making sure your pupils not only learn in a safe way, but also learn to become safe riders. In addition, it makes sure you keep your skills and knowledge up to date.

National standard for riders

There’s also a national standard for riders (GOV.UK), which describes what motorbike riders need to know and be able to do to be safe and responsible on the road. This is what your pupils will be working towards as they learn to ride: if they can meet the standard, they should be a safe rider and able to pass their tests.

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