FREE Motorcycle Training – Government Funded

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Universal Motorcycle Training is proud to announce that it has partnered with both Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London to deliver two (2) different FREE riding improvement courses to London’s riders.

Road safety is a key priority for the Mayor and TfL. In 2015 there were 540 motorcyclists killed or seriously injured (KSI) on London’s roads. While this equates to 26 per cent of all KSIs in the capital that year, the modal share of journeys across all boroughs for motorcycling is just 2 per cent of all road vehicle kilometres travelled in London.1 Our aim is to cut the number of those killed or seriously injured (on London’s roads) by 50% by 2020.

The Mayor’s Transport Strategy, commits to improving motorcycle safety through promoting a suite of voluntary training courses, including b0th the 1-2-1 Motorcycle Skills or the Beyond Compulsory Basic Training (CBT): Skills for Delivery Riders.

With both courses, you will have a dedicated fully-qualified motorcycle instructor for the duration of your course. Also, we will be issued a Certificate of Completion on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London upon course completion.


1-2-1 Motorcycle Skills – 100% FREE OF CHARGE

To book: The easiest way to book is online, please click here. Alternatively, you may call us on 0333 358 7333

Course Overview:

The aims of this course are to:

• Equip Clients with the skills required to ride safely on urban roads, including how to filter, overtake and ride in bus lanes
• Improve Clients’ hazard perception and defensive riding skills, e.g. when approaching a junction
• Promote the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Help Clients to understand the need to ride at speeds appropriate to the road conditions
• Promote further training if there is a need

1-2-1 Motorcycle Skills training sessions will be available to anyone who lives, works or studies in any of the 33 London boroughs, with a strong emphasis on those Clients who are:

• Between the ages of 16 and 40
• Inexperienced and holding a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate only
• Riding to commute to/from work or education
• Using a low-powered motorcycle, scooter or moped

However, it open to all riders who live or work inside the M25 (e.g. full motorcycle licence holders, older riders, etc.).

Location: We come to you (e.g. to your home, workplace, neutral location, etc.). 1-2-1 Motorcycle Skills training sessions are Client-led, they are based on what the Client wants to learn, and the routes they want to ride. Clients will be encouraged to select the route(s) they use most often, or which they find most challenging.

Duration: two (2) hours

Valid Driving Licences: please click here to see the list of valid driving licences to ride a motorcycle/scooter legally in the U.K. and acceptable for this course.

How the course works:

The Assessment Ride

The assessment ride will consist in the instructor following the Client and analysing its riding skills on a public road, including (if possible), but not limited to, the analysis of the following core areas:

• Normal Road Positioning
• Separation Distance
• Appropriate Use of Speed
• Use of Observations
• Use of Mirrors
• Road Attitude
• Junction Approach Procedures (e.g. OSMPSL)
• Roundabout Procedures (mini, standard, multi-lane, etc.)
• Reaction to Other Road Users
• Progress / Hesitancy
• Corners / Bends
• Motorways / Dual Carriageways (if available/allowed, e.g. full motorcycle licence, etc.)

The trainer will provide feedback to the rider as it progresses via radio/stops, using video and other training aids where relevant.

Conclusion Session

At the end of the session, the instructor will provide both verbal and written feedback to the Client.

Finally, a Certificate of Completion will be issued on Behalf of Transport for London and UMT and given to the Client.

To book: The easiest way to book is online, please click here. Alternatively, you may call us on 0333 358 7333

 


Beyond Compulsory Basic Training (CBT): Skills for Delivery Riders – 100% FREE OF CHARGE – Free Motorcycle Training

To book: The easiest way to book is online, please click here. Alternatively, you may call us on 0333 358 7333

Course Overview:

Beyond CBT: Skills for Delivery Riders has been created to promote best practice for delivery riders operating in busy urban environments.

The overarching objective of the course is to ensure riders can safely handle a motorcycle (up to 125cc) to transport freight safely and legally in the London area.

The aims of this course are to:

• Equip Clients with the necessary road knowledge and skills to make deliveries safely in busy urban areas
• Equip Clients with the skills required to ride safely on urban roads, including how to filter, overtake and when to ride in bus lanes
• Improve Clients’ hazard perception and defensive riding skills
• Promote the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Help clients to understand the need to ride at speeds appropriate to the road conditions

Beyond CBT will be available to anyone who can prove they hold a valid DL196 CBT certificate and works in the courier/delivery industry and needs further training to improve their knowledge and skills.

Beyond CBT training is also available to people who are interested in becoming delivery riders. New CBT holders can take advantage of this free training if they book and attend the training within seven days of completing their CBT training and if they are deemed as competent by the Service Provider.

Beyond CBT is available only to people who live, work or study in any of the 33 London boroughs.

However, it open to all riders who live or work inside the M25 (e.g. full motorcycle licence holders, older riders, etc.).

Duration: The day’s training session will last for a duration of 7 hours.

Location: Universal Motorcycle Training premises in North London

Valid Driving Licences: please click here to see the list of valid driving licences to ride a motorcycle/scooter legally in the U.K. and acceptable for this course.

How the course works:

Part 1 – Meet and Greet

A. The trainer will be meeting the trainee at a Universal Motorcycle Training MCIAC approved training site.

B. The trainer will introduce himself and then discuss and mutually agree with the trainee the aims of the course:
• Promote the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Equip Clients with the necessary road knowledge and skills to make deliveries safely in busy urban areas
• Equip Clients with the skills required to ride safely on urban roads, including how to filter, overtake and when to ride in bus lanes
• Improve Clients’ hazard perception and defensive riding skills
• Help clients to understand the need to ride at speeds appropriate to the road conditions

C. The instructor will carry out a verbal risk assessment of the trainee, ensure that the trainee’s own bike is roadworthy as well as ensure that the client has the correct documentation/equipment:
• A valid driving licence with an up-to-date CBT completion certificate (if need)
• Appropriate insurance for their motorcycle (digital version or copy is acceptable), if applicable
• A valid MOT certificate (where relevant), if applicable
• ‘L’ plates if riding on a CBT certificate, if applicable
• Is wearing mandated and suitable PPE (suitable safety helmet, trousers, appropriate footwear- no sandals or flip-flops allowed)

D. The trainee will be required to sign a training disclaimer stating that he is physically and mentally fit to join the training and confirm that he/she holds a valid driving licence, and in case that the trainee is riding his/her own vehicle confirming that the vehicle has insurance, road tax, MOT (if needed), and that from the best of his/her knowledge the vehicle is roadworthy.

Part 2 – Classroom Based – Introduction/Initial Discussion (Q&A with EDPV framework when/if necessary throughout)

As part of the initial steps, the instructor will constructively discuss in regards to:

A. Course Layout
B. Road Collision Statistics
C. Protective equipment/clothing with the rider and may suggest changes/improvements.
D. Carrying goods size/weight ratios, items not allowed, etc.

Part 3 – Onsite Training (Q&A with EDPV framework when/if necessary throughout)
• Clients will be asked to demonstrate practical knowledge of the use of controls and basic maintenance checks of the machine
• Riding on a straight line and bringing the vehicle to a halt
• Left/Right Turns
• Moving off, controlled braking and use of rear observation (mirrors and life savers) exercise
• Slow Ride exercise
• Figure of 8
• U-turn
• Emergency Stop
• OSMPSL Routines

Part 4 – Classroom Based – Road Briefing, Highway Code, Riding Techniques Discussion

Constructive discussion aided by a presentation.

After the presentation, the trainer will provide a short road briefing to the trainee for safety purposes, and then once the go-ahead is given by the instructor, the initial assessment ride will commence.

Part 5 – The Assessment Ride

The assessment ride will consist in the instructor following the Client and analysing its riding skills on a public road, including (if possible), but not limited to:
• Normal Road Positioning
• Separation Distance
• Appropriate Use of Speed
• Use of Observations
• Use of Mirrors
• Road Attitude
• Junction Approach Procedures (e.g. OSMPSL)
• Roundabout Procedures (mini, standard, multi-lane, etc.)
• Reaction to Other Road Users
• Progress / Hesitancy
• Corners / Bends
• Motorways / Dual Carriageways (if available/allowed, e.g. full motorcycle licence, etc.)

The trainer will provide feedback to the rider as it progresses via radio/stops, using video and other training aids where relevant.

Part 6 – Conclusion Session – Classroom Based

At the end of the session the instructor will provide both verbal and written feedback to the Client.

Finally, a Certificate of Completion will be issued on behalf of Transport for London and UMT and given to the Client.

To book: The easiest way to book is online, please click here. Alternatively, you may call us on 0333 358 7333