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Beyond Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Learn Delivery Rider Skills to be safer on the road

Beyond CBT: Skills for Delivery Riders is a free course designed to promote best practices and develop delivery rider skills for working 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:

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.

Other people interested in becoming delivery riders may also be eligible for the free Beyond CBT training to develop their delivery rider skills in advance of employment. New CBT holders should book and attend the training within seven days of completing their CBT training. The Service Provider must also consider them as competent for them to be accepted on the course.

Beyond CBT is available only to people who live, work or study in any of the 33 London boroughs. If you’d still like to take the Beyond CBT course to develop your riding skills further, you will be able to. However, the TfL won’t cover the cost of the course on your behalf.

Course Details

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


  3. Location: Crystal Palace, London SE19, or Croydon CR0 0TF or Sidcup DA14 5ED

How the course works

Part 1 – Meet and Greet

The instructor will meet students at a Phoenix Motorcycle Training MCIAC-approved training site.

They’ll introduce themself, discuss and agree with you the aims of the course:

The instructor will carry out a verbal risk assessment with the student, ensure that the student’s bike is roadworthy and also that they have the correct documentation/equipment:

Students must sign a training disclaimer stating they are physically and mentally fit to join the training and confirm they hold a valid driving licence. In cases where students are riding their own machine, they’ll confirm they have insurance, road tax, MOT (if needed), and that from the best of their knowledge, their motorcycle or scooter is roadworthy.

Part 2 – Classroom Based – Introduction/Initial Discussion

As part of the initial steps, the instructor will constructively discuss with students:

Part 3 – Onsite Training 

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

Constructive discussion aided by a presentation.

After the presentation, the instructor will provide a short road briefing to students 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 of the instructor following the student and analysing their riding skills on a public road, including (if possible), but not limited to:

The trainer will provide feedback to the student as the ride 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 students.

Finally, a Certificate of Completion will be issued on behalf of Transport for London