Book your CBT test with Pro Scot Ltd in Kirkcaldy

Mitchelson Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3WE
Helmet hire included

About Pro Scot Ltd

Established since 1996, ProScot is one of Scotland's most reputable privately owned companies providing a variety of training services in the motoring industry including car driving tuition, motorbike riding tuition, Instructor Training, and Corporate Fleet training. ProScot is growing from strength to strength and is also one of the most rapidly expanding driving schools in Scotland.

The company thrives on delivering a high standard and quality in all services at a very competitive price, and thanks to ProScot's Director, John, and all of the highly skilled and motivated team, also a very personal, friendly, and professional service. Our student testimonials speak for themselves. We know that selecting the right training company and one that works with you and for you is essential in your success.

Training people is our passion and on average we train around one thousand learner drivers each year, 600 learner motorbike riders, and 500 Junior Learner drivers. Our reputation is built on the high standard of training and service delivered by our instructors and our fantastic pass rates.


The motorcycle school is run by John Macdonald, one of Britain's highest qualified motorcycle instructors and a multiple Scottish Motorcycle Racing Champion. So you know that when you want to learn to ride a motorbike your motorcycle training will be delivered to the highest standards.

When taking your motorbike lesson and riding alongside John, safety is always at the forefront of John's mind - a philosophy which is shared by all the bike and driving instructors in the ProScot team.

What does a CBT test in Kirkcaldy involve?

A CBT test consists of 5 elements labelled A to E. You will do these 5 elements in order throughout the day.

The DVSA have produced an excellent short video showing you the elements of a CBT. Here is the video and below it is the description of each of the elements.

Element A comprises of talk about clothing, safety helmet and equipment. This is also when your licence and eyesight will be checked and the aims of the course outlined. Make sure to bring your glasses or contact lenses if you wear them as you will need to read a registration plate at a distance of 20 metres. You will also learn:

  • Understanding the legal requirement to riding
  • Reinforcing your understanding of the Highway Code to a good level
  • Objectives of completing the CBT test
  • Understanding the importance of using good motorcycle equipment and clothing

The CBT test in KirkcaldyElement B introduces you to the machine and its controls and includes:

  • Using the motorcycle stands to safely park your bike
  • Familiarity with the different motorcycle or scooter controls
  • Wheel the bike round to the left and right
  • Starting and stopping the engine
  • Carrying out basic maintenance checks

Element C is the main part of the course and takes place on an approved training site (CBT pad). This is when you will learn to:

  • Pull away, stop, start and change gears (where applicable)
  • Ride in a straight line
  • Ride in a slow and controlled manner
  • Change gears
  • Use both brakes
  • Ride a figure of eight
  • Carry out left, right and U-turns
  • Carry out emergency braking
  • Ride round bends safely
  • Carry out rear observation

You can book your CBT training and test in Kirkcaldy hereElement D is a return to the class room prior to going out on the road. You will get a full briefing explaining:

  • The use of speed, road positioning, safe driving distances
  • The importance of the Highway Code
  • Your visibility on the road
  • Using rear observation
  • Riding at the correct speeds, road positioning and distance between other vehicles according to traffic and road conditions.
  • Learning to anticipate danger and riding defensively
  • Care will also be given in explaining about the radios and how not to get lost on the road

Element E is where you put all the above into practise by riding on the road. You will go out on the road with an instructor two at a time with a radio link. You must do at least two hours of road tuition, which must include doing a U-turn and emergency stop. At the outset the instructor will give plenty of guidance and help, but towards the end of the time on the road the instructor will be looking to see if you can get safely from one place to another without hurting yourself or anybody else.