Scooter IBT Training Course

Scooter IBT Training Course

Before you can ride a scooter on the public road you must undergo a 16 hour Initial Basic Training Course or IBT Course.

IBT was introduced in December 2010 as part of the RSA initiative to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that inexperience riders were involved in. IBT can only be delivered by IBT certified instructors which are regulated by the RSA (Road Safety Authority) It is now the law and you won’t get insurance unless you can produce a certificate of completion.

The 16 hours is spread over four modules which introduce the rider to the equipment required, and the skills needed, to take a scooter out onto the public road. The rider must pass each section before he/she¬†can progress to the next level. The modules are a combination of theory and actual scooter riding in a secure RSA approved compound. The final module involves riding the scooter on a public road but don’t worry we choose our routes carefully- we’ll look after you ūüėČ

Scooters and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) can be supplied for both male and female riders and the off road training takes place in an RSA approved compound. You can find details of costs involved on the IBT Course Prices

Module 1

  • Personal protective equipment (P.P.E.)IBT CourseIBT Course
  • Introduction to motorcycle controls
  • Technical checks – P.O.W.D.E.R.
  • Placing the scooter on and off the stand
  • Walk alongside the scooter
  • How to start and stop the engine the engine

IBT Course

Module 2

  • Move off and stopping
  • Correct use of brakes
  • Use of clutch control & gear changing
  • Slow riding – controlling a scooter at walking pace
  • Figure of eight
  • U-turnIBT Course
  • Slalom
  • Rear observation and mirrors (O.S.M.- P.S.L.)
  • Turning left and right
  • Emergency adjustment of speed


Module 3

  • Legal requirements for ridersIBT Course
  • Rules of the road
  • Being seen
  • Road surfaces
  • Road and lane position
  • Rear observation and mirrors
  • Speed
  • Anticipation and reaction
  • Weather conditions


Module 4Scooter IBT Course

  • Gradients
  • Junctions
  • Traffic lights
  • Roundabouts (O.S.M.-P.S.L.)
  • Safe distance
  • Anticipation and reaction
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Bends


Once the four modules have been completed and you have received your certificate of completion you can take a learner legal scooter onto the road and begin your biking experience.

IBT is only an introduction to scooter riding – it won’t get you test ready but it should give you a good understanding of the scooter and it’s controls and introduce you to road riding.

For pricing on this course please go to IBT Course Prices

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