Direct Access (DAS) Training In North London

Our Direct Access (DAS) motorcycle training courses in North London are for those people who would like to get their full unrestricted motorcycle licence.

In order to book a Direct Access Course, you must have completed your CBT, and have passed your motorcycle theory test..

Direct Access Scheme (DAS) North London

Our DAS training in North London is run from Tottenham (Edmonton), and is ideal for people looking to get there full unrestricted motorcycle licence, whatever your riding experience is. 

Who is the DAS Motorcycle Training for?

Direct Access(DAS) is available to anyone aged 24 and over.  You are required to take your DAS test on a motorcycle which is at least 595cc with a minimum power output of 40kw (53.6bhp).  You will need to pass both the DSA  Module 1 & Module 2 practical motorcycle tests in order to obtain your licence.  Find out more about the DSA motorcycle test here.

In order to attend a Direct Access motorcycle course, you must be at least 19 years of age and will also need to have a valid driving licence (both Photocard & Matching Counterpart), which can be held in various ways:

  • A Provisional UK Driving Licence (apply here)
  • A Full UK Driving licence
  • An EU Driving Licence (UK Counterpart must be obtained from the DVLA by completing a Form D9)

Unless you hold an existing A2 motorcycle licence and are following the progressive access route, you will have needed to have completed your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) and be able to competently ride to a good confident standard. If you are nervous, inexperienced, or would like to learn how to ride a manual bike, or refresh yourself on a manual bike, then we would recommend you booking a 1-2-1 session with us before attending your DAS training course to ensure your riding is at a suitable standard.

The final requirement for you to book your DAS Motorcycle training course is for you to sit and pass the motorcycle theory test. Once you have passed your motorcycle theory test, you will get a motorcycle theory test certificate number which is needed in order to book your practical A2 Motorcycle test.

For a step by step guide of how to get your Direct Access unrestricted motorcycle licence, please refer to our easy to follow flowchart guide.

Locations

Our Direct Access courses and DAS training in London are inclusive of bike hire, helmet and gloves. The majority of our Direct Access courses in North London are carried out around Enfield, as this is where the DSA motorcycle test centre is situated.

Our Direct Access Scheme (DAS) course's run fromeither North London or East London.  We believe that by offering a choice of location, we make it easy for you to reach us from all over London.  For those people who live in Tottenham, Southgate, Islington, Highbury, Kings Cross, Muswell Hill our North London site in Tottenham is probably the best venue for you.

For people who live in Stratford, Dalston, Hackney or Shoreditch, our East London site is probably more convenient for you.  That said, both our East London & North London DAS training courses are easily accessible from all over London, as both benefit from fantastic transport links.

Our Pass Rate Speaks for itself!

Our DAS training courses in London are all based around a 3 day course, with a set syllabus that has a proven track record of a 95% first time pass rate. This is also evidenced by our Facebook page, and our Youtube channel, where we publish all our passed pupils video testimonials, so you can see and hear 100% genuine testimonials from hundreds upon hundreds of satisfied pupils.

To attend our 3 day Direct Access course, you will need to have a current CBT, have passed your motorcycle theory test, and be able to ride a manual motorcycle to a competent standard.  For more details about our DAS training courses, please email us, and we will happily send you out a detailed breakdown of what you can expect to receive as part of your training.

What if I cannot ride a manual bike, or Have never ridden big bikes before?

For those people who have never ridden motorbikes before, we would advise that when you do your CBT, that you do so on a manual bike.  This is a great opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the controls of a manual motorcycle.  From here, we would then suggest that you attend a 2 hour 1-2-1 session with one of our instructors, where we will improve your competancy on a manual 125cc, and then transfer and progress you onto a 500c bike, where we will have you riding to standard good enough to attend our 3 standard 3 day DAS Course.

For those people who already have a CBT, but have only ever ridden sooters / automatic bikes, or have limited experience on manual motorbikes, we would recommend you attend a 2 hour 1-2-1 session with one of our instructors, so we can show you how to ride a geared motorbike, and also upgrade you to a 600c bike in the same session so that you reach a standard to attend our 3 Day DAS Course.

How beneficial are your 2 hour 1-2-1 Sessions?

We beleive our 1-2-1 sessions are the key to our high pass rate.  Because learning is taking place on a 1-2-1 basis, your learning curve is much quicker, as the instructor can focus on key area's that you are struggling with instead of diverting his attention amongst a group of students.  This undivided attention is absolutely essential when teaching someone a new skill.

We are the only school that we are aware of in London that offers a 2 hour geared conversion, whilst in the same session, migrating the skills learnt onto a DAS bike.

Again, don't just take our word for it, just listen to our pupils video testimonials, and here for yourself the results our 1-2-1 sessions have created.

Our 3 Day DAS Course

Our Direct Access (DAS) Motorcycle training courses in North London are typically run over 3 days. This allows us suffiecient time to train you to pass both the Module 1 & Module 2 practical tests. A typical 3 day course would envolve the following:

Day 1: This consists of Module 2 training in the morning. The purpose of this session is to allow your instructor to help make sure that your riding proceedures (mirror/shoulder checks, positioning, roundabout proceedures etc) are correct and are at a standard high enough for you to ensure you pass your Module 2 motorcycle test first time. This Module 2 training also provides you with a chance to familiarise yourself with the bike you will be using. The afternoon session consists of Module 1 Training. We take you to our extensive Module 1 training site which is large enough for us to be able to replicate all of the Module 1 excercises. Your instructor will then talk you through each excericse, and give you tips on how to make each exercise much easier. Our Module 1 training site is exclusive for our Pupils, and is a key contributing factor to our 95% first time pass rate.

Day 2: You will have a recap on your Module 1 exercises before heading up to the DSA test centre. We aim to get you to the test centre about half an hour before your test so that we can hopefully watch and talk you through a 'live' module 1 test being conducted. After you have completed your Module 1 test, we continue with more Module 2 training taking your around the most popular test route roads, and highlighting common places where people often make errors so that you hopefully don't! You will hear on many of previous pupils commenting in our video testimonials about how the routes we teach are quite often the exact same roads that they were taken on for their Module 2 test.

Day 3: Involves us recapping both the safety/pillion passenger questions and some of the most popular test routes again before you taking your Module 2 test.

Want Module 1 & Module 2 tests both on the same day?

If you're still insistant on wanting both Module 1 & Module 2 tests on the same, then we can arrange this for you, but do not recommend it, as although it is more convenient for training schools to take this approach (as we only have to spend 1 day at the test centre instead of 2), it is not the best option for the pupil, as you are the ultimately the one taking the unecessary risk, and placing additional pressure on yourself to pass your Module 1 test.

Our 2 Day DAS Courses

We do also offer a 2 day course which involves the same 'Day 1' training as our 3 day course mentioned above, which is then followed by the second day which involves you taking both your Module 1 and Module 2 tests.

The risk you take with this course is that you do not receive as much Module 2 route training on the second day due to the fact that both Module 1 and Module 2 are taken on the same day. There is also the financial risk that if you fail Module 1, you will not be unable to take your Module 2 test, and will also lose the associated test fee. You will then be faced with having the cost of a Module 1 resit, plus the cost of replacing your Module 2 test, which when compounded, the financial cost is more expensive than our 3 day course, where the Module 1 & Module 2 tests are on seperate days to avoid that situation from happening, plus the benefit of additional Module 2 training which can only increase your chances of passing your test first time. For this reason, 95% of our courses are 3 day courses.

Why are most of your Direct Access courses 3 Days?

Many schools will offer you a 5 or 6 day Direct access course, and while on the face of it this may seem like an ideal option, the underlying fact is that for half of those days you will probably be training on a 125cc bike, and more likely than not, in a group environment of 2-4 other students.  It is this group envornment situation which keeps you on the 125cc for typically 2/3 unecessary days, as the instructors attention is focused on a group rather than you as an individual, meaning that you cannot progress onto a DAS bike until everyone in the group has reached a certain standard.

As your DAS test is sat on a big bike, we do see any milage in keeping you on a 125cc bike for any longer than necessary, as that is not the bike you will be taking your Direct Access test on.  We like to get you onto a 600cc bike as quickly and safely as possible (hence our 2 hour conversion course). You will quickly see that riding a 600cc bike is in many ways a lot easier than riding a 125cc, and once you get onto the DAS bike, you will not want to go back to the 125cc.

Another disadvantage of long DAS courses is that they tend to be more epensive, and by virtue of the nature of the course, requires you to take more time off work, which is not only impractical, but again, also costly.

Therefore, we have comprised a way of teaching you in 2 hours what other schools "sell you" into beleiving takes 2/3 days, and at the end your session, you would not only have saved time and money, but will aslo be in a situation where you are ready to go straight onto a 3 Day Direct access training course.

However, we undersatnd that even though a large majority of our direct access course's are run over 3 days, that some people may still want to benefit from our superb instruction on a 4 or 5 day DAS course, and for that reason, we also run these more convential courses, even though these course's are still built around our 3 day DAS courses.

Booking your DAS Training Course

You can view availibility of our DAS Course's Online, and also book yourslef into a slot online, but if you do have any questions, or wish to book yourself onto one of our conversion courses, please feel free to contact us on our central office booking line on 020 8597 733 or 0800 848 8418.

Direct Access Scheme (Das) Price List

Please note, to book your DAS you will first need to satisfy some basic requirements:

  • Have a full or provisional driving licence which is valid with the correct entitlements, and no bans, restrictions or disqualifications which will legally prevent you from attending your course.
  • You must bring your original UK provisional / full photocard driving licence. If your photocard licence has expired, then please bring an original, current and valid UK passport as well as your original expired photocard driving licence. If you have the old style paper driving licence, an original, current and valid UK passport is also required. If you have an EU licence, then you will need to bring your original EU photocard driving licence with supporting D91 form.
  • You must have passed your motorcycle theory test (unless unless you are upgrading an existing motorcycle licence via the progressive access route
  • You must have a current and valid CBT certificate
  • You must be able to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 meters (the use of glasses is allowed)
  • Have read the Highway Code, and demonstrate a good knowledge of this and all other UK road traffic procedures at all times.

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