Initial Basic Training


IBT is training to a competent basic level and is not tested for a pass or fail result. The instructor must be satisfied that the trainee has acquired the necessary skill and knowledge level needed to be safe on the road.

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Module One - This module is in the Roadskill Training Centre classroom

* Motorcycle Equipment* Motorcycles and their controls* Basic Technical Checks* Taking Machine on and off the stand* Basic Safety Checks (POWER)* Moving the Machine without aid of engine* Precautions before starting (FIGS)* Starting and stopping the engine



Module Two - This module is at the Roadskill Training Centre Compound* Stopping the machine (Theory)* Moving off & Stopping in controlled fashion* Ride in a straight line* Correct use of brakes (all scenarios)* Gears selecting and changing* Junctions Left and Right using the Observation-Signal-Manoeuvre (OSM) and Position Speed-Look (PSL) routines* Emergency stopping under full control* Slalom* U Turn manoeuvre* Figure of eight* Slow Riding under control* Explanation and Application of the Motorcycle System (OSPSL)




Module Three - This module is at Roadskill Training Centre Compound & Classroom* Legal Requirements for riding on the road* Importance of knowing the Rules of the Road* Visibility - "Be Seen"* Road Positioning* Rear Observation at appropriate times* Road surfaces and Traffic Conditions* Progress - Fast/Slow* Hazard perception and anticipation




Module Four - This module is carried out on-road* The application of Module 3 (in practice) whilst on a public road* Dealing with Junctions* Dealing with Roundabouts* Dealing with Traffic controls* Dealing with Hills (incline & decline)* Dealing with Hazards and Obstructions



Module 5 (Progression Module)


This module includes topics previously covered during Modules 2 & 4 with

some additional new content to allow ‘progression’ the training needs to

be undertaken on the new vehicle type, you wish to change to, e.g. from

‘automatic’ to ‘manual’. This progression Module will facilitate changes in

your entitlements without you having to undergo the full programme again

and in limited circumstances without you having to undergo a practical

driving test. For Direct access purposes to Category ‘A’ or ‘A2’ motorcycles,

you will need 13 hours to complete this module. Where IBT has already

been completed and you are availing of ‘progressive access’ then you will

need 11 hours to complete this module.


1. Moving off and stopping

2. Use of brakes

3. Use of gears

4. Slow riding exercise

5. Figure of eight exercise

6. U-turn exercise

7. Slalom exercise

8. Rear observation and mirror work

9. Turning left and right

10 Obstacle Avoidance

11. Emergency adjustment of speed

Emergency Stop

12. Overtaking

13. Carrying pillion Passengers

14. Using a Sidecar / towing a Trailer

15. Gradients

16. Junctions

17. Traffic lights

18. Roundabouts

19. Safe distance

20. Anticipation and reaction to

hazards including dealing with

Emergency service vehicles.

21.Pedestrian & rail crossings (rail

where possible)

22. Bends

23. Socially responsible Riding/driving



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