Become an Instructor

Camrider provides full free training for new instructors so they can pass their DVSA Instructor qualifications and go on to provide the vital road safety training Camrider is famous for.

Become a motorcycle instructor

If you love motorcycling, have a kind personality and a passion to help new riders learn to get safe on the roads, then we would love to hear from you!

Whether part-time or full time, at a basic level or advanced. We are always seeking decent, kind and professionally minded motorcyclists to guide them through instructor training and qualifications so they can put something back into the pastime they love.

Camrider has always been known as the leader in three key areas:
1. Our motorcycle training provision to new riders
2. The quality of our instructor training
3. The high standards of ethics and conduct that we have brought to the industry.

Not everyone may fit the bill but as you are here reading this then we know you are already serious about motorcycling and becoming an instructor.

What are we looking for:

  • A minimum of three years riding on a full UK motorcycle licence
  • You will have gained a valuable set of skills in your own riding and in how to be safe
  • A kind and considerate approach. You will need to be approachable, a guide, a mentor and a friend to our learners
  • Have high standards and lead by example. Your riding should be competent, your bike in excellent working order and you dress appropriately when you ride. The pupils you teach will look to you as their example
  • You will want to learn and to pass on your knowledge. A good motorcycle instructor will always seek to learn more and to become better

Camrider provides full free training for new instructors so they can pass their DVSA Instructor qualifications and go on to provide the vital road safety training Camrider is famous for.

You will need to have held a full motorcycle for a minimum of three years and be able to demonstrate a kind and considerate personality. We can do the rest in terms of exceptionally high-quality training and live courses with real pupils as you are mentored and assisted through the syllabus and all that is required.

You are allowed to apply if you have a few points on your licence for minor incidents, but it is necessary for you to disclose full details. You will also be required to go through a DBS check as you will be working with young adults and in a position of high responsibility.

After our training and mentoring we simply ask in return that you work for us either part-time or full time in order for us to recoup some of the investment we have made in you. If you require training for other reasons or to work elsewhere we are happy to offer advice and point you in the right direction.

Attend an observer introduction day

If you wish to take things a little further then we recommend an observer introduction day. This is where you can come along for a real CBT course with our pupils and one of our senior instructors will welcome you to sit alongside the course to see what it’s all about. You will get a chance to ask questions and to get to grips with what is actually involved. These observer days can be on a weekend or weekdays to fit in with you.

It’s a great opportunity to see what the role is really like and if it suits you. There is no obligation or expectation and no cost. We like to think this is a great way to see if we may have found a new potential instructor – and if not it’s good to simply show a fellow motorcyclist what’s involved with the training industry.

How long does instructor training take?


This depends on your prior experience and how often you can attend for training. We would hope to get the average motorcyclist to the point of becoming a down-trained CBT instructor within 6 to 8 days of on-site training running alongside mentored CBT’s and 3 to 5 days of dedicated DVSA instructor training. You will initially be on probation and only allowed to conduct CBT training under the supervision of a fully qualified DVSA instructor. From here when your mentor can see you have reached the required standard, he or she will sign off your down-trained licence and you will be able to carry out CBT courses. We understand that everyone is different so there is no one size to fit all with Camrider.

Training and Assessment

Your training, assessment and licencing are overseen by our lead instructors, site managers and by head office. Our CEO and Managing Director Bern Adams is also very keen to see how a new instructor is going and will seek to ensure that the process is going well. You will never be asked to do anything you are not capable of doing and there are always staff with many years of experience present to ease you into the role of instructor.

We can provide training at times convenient to you such as weekends or specific weekdays. Camrider is open seven days a week so we are nearly always able to timetable sessions for you to attend at a mutually convenient time.

What are the different levels of instructor training/qualification?
  1. CBT down-trained. As described above. Able to conduct CBT courses.
  2. CBT Cardington assessed. This is where you will attend a 2-day assessment course run by the DVSA at their testing/training establishment in Cardington, Bedford. We will fully prepare and practice you for this as the assessment covers many areas additional to the basic instructor to pupil training. It is suggested you conduct 20 days of CBT as a down-trained instructor whilst studying and practising for the next level. We will run several workshops on what is involved and how to pass. As we have a training site ourselves in Bedford we can familiarise you with a lot of background information and also get you an invite to have a tour of the DVSA site beforehand (time and staffing allowing). After passing this you will have the full CBT instructors licence and be able to sign off other instructors. You will be qualified to take CBT courses on up to 125cc motorcycles.
  3. Direct Access. Requires CBT Cardington assessed to attend. This is a half-day assessment course again at DVSA in Cardington, Bedford. You will be required to show that you are able to help a student make the move from a learner 125ccc bike to a larger and more powerful 600cc plus machine. You will also have to demonstrate how you would run a training session involving the larger bikes and that you can plan, manage, assess and respond to a differing situation. The majority of this course is on-road and will follow exactly what you have been taught for the CBT road ride, but being mindful to the rider taking to a larger more powerful motorcycle. When you have passed this you will be able to do the full range of courses an instructor would normally expect to do and you are no longer limited to just CBT work.
  4. ERS Enhanced Rider Scheme. This is an optional qualification that some instructors take so they can provide the DVSA ERS scheme for post-test training. We can provide all the training for this and make sure you are well prepared. Not all instructors choose this qualification as there are costs attached and the work is more limited as there is no compulsory requirement for riders to undertake the training. With this qualification, you can conduct Post Test training (sometimes known as “Advanced”) to riders who have already passed their full motorcycle test.
What is the pay?

The rate of pay will vary from area to area. Large cities such as London and Cambridge etc. where housing costs are high, then the pay rates will reflect that. There are other factors that will increase your remuneration, such as seniority, qualifications held, full time or part-time if you perform maintenance and administration as well.

Camrider believes in excellent pay for excellent instructors. If you get through your training successfully and come to work with us you will be in the highest tear for instructor pay in the UK

  1. Fully qualified Direct Access instructors with good experience can expect to receive £30,000 pro-rata
  2. A CBT Cardington assessed instructor will earn in the region of £90 to £130 per day
  3. A CBT Down-trained instructor will earn in the region of £80 to £110 per day

Camrider provides some of the very best instructor training available in the UK. If you are coming to work for us and are able to give a commitment not to seek instructor work elsewhere then we do not request any fee.

If you would like Camrider training so you can work elsewhere or form your own ATB then this has been provided in the past but availability is very low as we are concentrating on our own staff. Prices for our instructor training when you are not working for us start from £4600 per person, per qualification.

Apply for more information

To apply and get further information simply email jobs@camrider.com stating that you are interested in instructor training and for which areas. You can also call your local site on their listed number or call our Head Office on 0800 387198 if you would like to chat matters through or have any particular questions answered.

CAMRIDER is an Approved Training Body Licenced by the DVSA Reg no: CAM163