MCIA seeks to find the best motorcycle training schools

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Published on 23 November 2017 by Robert Drane

Unsure which motorcycle training school is best? The Motorcycle Industry Accreditation Centre (MCIAC) can help you find the best instructors for you.

Before the MCIAC, training schools had no quality requirements, other than basic DVSA inspections for delivering CBTs. Set up by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), MCIAC accreditation changes this. By going above the DVSA’s minimum requirements, it makes it easier to determine where you can obtain quality instruction.

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All MCIAC training schools must offer:

  • Great customer service
  • A safe and professional environment with all insurances and indemnities checked
  • Clean, quality kit and a choice of well-maintained automatic or geared bikes
  • The right length of time on the road and the correct staff/pupil ratios
  • Proper facilities, such as toilets and a classroom area
  • Annual inspection to maintain accreditation
  • Feedback survey on completion of training

Karen Cole, MCIA’s Director of Safety and Training, said: “We know good training results in better riders and there are lots of great schools out there, whether MCIAC-accredited or not. But how are ordinary members of the public supposed to be able to identify them across a range of criteria, which might ultimately affect their safety?

“Word of mouth’ is always useful, but most people don’t want to rely on it as their only way of finding a quality provider. The MCIAC website makes it really easy to find high quality schools, because we’ve done all the checks for you!”

You can find a list of all the MCIAC training schools at


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