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MCIAC is endorsed officially by the DVSA

28th July 2017

MCIAC will help raise standards within the motorcycle training industry says DVSA.

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is delighted to announce that the Government’s Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is officially endorsing the Motorcycle Industry Accreditation Centre’s (MCIAC’s) ATB managers’ course.  This follows a formal process of evaluation.


The evaluation was carried out by the DVSA’s Head of Rider Policy, Mark Winn and Chris Parr, Rider Policy Manager, who jointly stated:

'There is clear evidence the MCIAC Quality Assurance Programme is based on and reflects the DVSA’s National Standards.'


'The comprehensive framework developed by MCIAC provides detailed and clear exemplar standards of business operations that ATBs should aspire to as best practice.'


An evaluation report praised course assets as ‘clear’ and ‘easy to follow’ and predicted that the processes would help improve standards:


'With continued and improved take up from riding schools it will go a long way in raising professional business and customer care standards within the motorcycle training industry.'


Karen Cole, Director of Safety and Training at the Motorcycle Industry Association, set up MCIAC over 4 years ago, during which time nearly 100 sites have gained or are close to gaining accreditation.  She stated:


“The DVSA has always been sympathetic to the aims of MCIAC, but it was vital that we had an official endorsement gained through evaluation.  We are delighted that we now have this and that we have exceeded expectations."


DVSA's Mark Winn added:


“The MCIAC Quality Assured Award for ATB Owners will help riders identify training schools that provide quality training and customer service.  The programme helps raise professional business and customer care standards within the motorcycle training industry.


“DVSA plays an important role in regulating and quality assuring motorcycle trainers. The MCIAC quality award builds on this and encourages and supports ATBs to improve their standards.


“By working together we can enable Safer Riders, Safer Vehicles and Safer Journeys for all.”


To maintain the DVSA’s endorsement, MCIAC will be subject to annual reviews, with a full re-evaluation every four years.


The full report can be read here.




Further enquiries contact: Stevie Muir, PR Manager MCIA, or call 07989 378597


Notes for Editors:


  • MCIAC was set up in 2013 by the Motorcycle Industry Association and leads the way in Europe by creating a framework to measure the way motorcycle training is delivered.
  • Accreditation is open to any Approved Training Body (ATB), which is able to meet the required standards and continues to meet them. 
  • Accredited training schools and those close to achieving accreditation can be found via the website




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