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Customer Comments Instructor Training

Thoroughly professional well taught course. Would happily recommend to a friend/colleague.

This was a highly professional training course delivered by a vastly experienced and

knowledgeable instructor whose sole aim was to create equally professional motorcycle

instructors. I was very impressed throughout. Highly recommended.

Squadron Leader RAF

Well established school with excellent instructors providing guided tuition through all stages of the course. Huge depth of knowledge and techniques passed on throughout the course.

All Admin sent out in plenty of time to complete the pre-reading.

Training materiel was logical and well presented.

Highly recommended.

Lt Col Army: Excellent training.

A mix of old fashioned learning by Rout, followed by Meaningful learning. With only two trainees per course, the 10 days were active, constructive, and unquestionably provided me with long-lasting skills. I was fully engaged in the learning process throughout.

The programme was run by an ex-Army training specialist, who has effectively written the book on how to become a qualified motorcycle instructor.

I am absolutely confident that I would pass the DVSA instructor assessment.

SSgt Army: Extremely good course, very professional and a pleasure to be around. Clearly evident that Phoenix are a cut above the rest in this sector.

Ssgt Army: Great course and learning environment, an ideal mix of theory and practical lessons. Good confirmation of knowledge transfer and then the ability to relate understanding to real trainees during their own lessons. I am looking forward, with confidence, to applying the learning received at Phoenix during my DVSA motorcycle instructor assessment and thereafter to people wishing to learn to ride a motorcycle.

'I was very impressed with all aspects of the running this course.. The dates were resceduled a number of times due to Covid, but communication was always excellent. Pre-course work books and information was extensive and arrived in plenty of time. The practical elements of the course was very well delivered. I particularly enjoyed delivering the training to live students. Instruction was excellent and the on-going support towards full qualication shows that everyone at Phoenix is invested in their trainees': Lt Col army, June 21

Callum Macleod

Thank you Anthony Smykowski and Marcus for a great course 
Totally Professional from start to finish 
The Instructors take you through the whole syllabus are with you every step of the way 
I have gained a great deal from the course
If you are thinking of doing your CBT A2 or DAS I would strongly recommend you check Phoenix out 
Ex Forces with ELC grant ???
Into Bikes? Do their Instructors Course 
Well worth it if only for the Experience 
ELC Use IT or lose IT !!!

Passed both CBT and DAS first time Now Owner of ALBA MCT Glasgow

Marc Kent

I just want to say a massive thank you to Tony, Marcus and the team at Phoenix Motorcycle Training. I got in touch with Phoenix as I wanted to become a CBT & DAS Instructor. The course that they run in Amesbury not only gave me the skills but the confidence to pass both my instructor qualifications with the DVSA. Since passing those I have gone on to pass the BMF Advanced Blue Riband Instructor/Assessor qualification. I now feel I have the skills and above all the confidence to teach CBT, DAS and Advanced Rider Training thanks to Tony and the team at Phoenix and thoroughly recommend them.

Mathew Constable r

Thanks to Tony and the team at Phoenix Motorcycle Training. I attended the Instructor Course in February and have just passed the DVSA CBT assessment at Cardington. Special thanks must go to Jason Sellars. The two days spent with you on the live CBTs most definitely helped. See you soon for DAS conversion!


David Darby

Well I've just had an awesome ten days on the Phoenix Motorcycle Training Instructors course. Tony and Marcus are the most knowledgeable and patient instructors you can get! I'm now absolutely ready for my Cardington assessment and I'm also Fist Aid at work trained and a Blue Riband advanced rider. I can't recommend this course enough and the support after the course is second to none. Great instructors, great bikes, great course and a fantastic start to my motorcycle instructors journey. Carlsberg don't do motorcycle training but if they did, it would be Phoenix! Raising the standard!!

Passsed Cardington first time




Christopher Hacking Had a great week at Phoenix motorcycle training on the instructors course...learned sooooo much! AND met some great people! These instructors guys have got the knowledge! Just hope I can keep it all fresh in my head for the Cardington test. Thanks to every one up there, Tony Marcus, Jason and Stuart have taught me a lot. And thanks to the other guys with me on the course for making the whole thing a giggle! �� And just to add in a my BMF advanced rider done as well...happy days.

Motorcycle Instructor Course Feb 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Learnt an enormous amount. Thank you Tony and Marcus for sharing your wealth of experience and knowledge with me. A great team to work with. Look forward to returning soon!


Having passed my CBT instructors assessment at Cardington in April 2015, and having now passed my DAS instructors assessment today I would just like to thank Tony Marcus Dave and Alison at Phoenix Motorcycle Training for all the brilliant advise, training, lesson plans and time that they have given me. The way the instructors courses are run at Phoenix and the course syllabus, prepared me perfectly for both assessments. The Instructors course is extremely thorough and leaves you in no doubt as to what is required to pass first time. I highly recommend Phoenix for all motorcycle training.
Thanks again Ray Lewis.

Firstly Happy New Year to you. 

You may remember me, I attended your instructor course at Amesbury in October/November last year.  You asked to be kept informed of my progress and I'm pleased to say I passed the DVSA CBT instructor assessment at Cardington today.  I scored 4's in all the assessed areas, and as I I couldn't have scored any more highly, I firmly believe my success is entirely due to the quality of the Phoenix training I received. I can't thank you enough.

Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to all at Phoenix Training.

Jim White
Photo: Marcin Filas who just passed his motorcycle instructor assessment after completing his training course with Phoenix Amesbury. Very well done!!I arrived at Phoenix Motorcycle School in Amesbury for my CBT training on a rainy Monday morning. One thing I knew was that this would be a busy and exhausting week. It was just that and a bit more. Tony, his son Marcus and other instructors I met there were just superb! First few days were just learning, learning and learning. By Wednesday evening I was deflated. That was expected. I think it was Thursday when I started to teach real Students.
This was a great experience and guys from Phoenix are the Real Professionals. The teaching standards are set very high which meant I was well prepared for DAS assessment in Cardington just two weeks after finishing the course. When I arrived in Cardington I knew what to expect and how to react. Those 2 days in Cardingotn were very exhausting but I was sure that if I stick to my guns and remember what Tony and Marcus and others taught me I'd be fine....and I was! I have passed the assessment at my first attempt! Knowing that I have never taught before and I had just one week training and only 2 out of 5 people passed Cardington during my 2-day assessment, you can just wonder how good really those guys from Phoenix Amesbury are??
Thank you Tony, Marcus, Dave, Steve, Pete, Stuart and Alison! You are the Best.

Hi Tony, Alison,

I would just like to thank you for the course, as you pre warned me it was hard work and intensive.  However I really enjoyed it, learned a lot and appreciate the time and effort Tony put in to get us somewhere near the standard he wants.  

Phoenix should be congratulated for their high standards, business model and not forgetting the thousands of new bikers they have trained over the last 15 years with the knowledge to ensure they enjoy safer riding.

I have applied to take my instructor Assessment at Cardington and will keep you informed of the dates allocated. 

I will keep in touch

Again thanks Paul

Dear Tony/Alison,

Just to express my genuine appreciation for what I can only describe as an absolutely superb course and experience. I could write several paragraphs on just how much I enjoyed the course…but last week learnt to ‘say less and get on with it’ and hope my enthusiasm throughout the week made that clear. It’s not often my expectation are exceed these days.

So another huge thank-you to everyone who contributed to the course, admin, instructors and other students included!  

Andrew Hayward

Dear Alison& Tony,
I attended the instructors course that you ran from end of Oct - beginning of Nov 12 and I finally attended my Cardington assessment on the 30-31 Jan 13. I am happy to say that I passed first time. I have had no involvement with any CBT since attending your course. So, as you can imagine I feel quite proud of myself.
Although it was me who passed, it was very much down to the way the course was run and the professionalism of the instruction that I received. I took great interest in the standards of instruction from the other students at Cardington who had been "downtrained" for some time that had, obviously, not received the same standard of instruction I had.
With the Army still intent on destroying itself from within, redundancies are coming in thick and fast, so I might be contacting you around Jun 13 time to see if the franchise offer is still a possibility in the South Lincs/Leicestershire area.
Alison, Although I did not get the pleasure of meeting you whilst I was on course can I say thanks for the ease of all the admin side of life which ran, as far as I could see, like clockwork.
Tony, Thanks for some excellent instruction, it obviously works. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent on the course.
All the best
Philip Wardle

Hello again Ali and Tony,

I just thought id let you know that i attended Cardinton on the 13th of September and passed my DAS assessment with a pretty good pass result...i amazed myself to be honest.In love
Id just like to thank you again for the training we recieved from Tony which without i know for a fact i wouldnt have passed either assessment, id also like to pass onto Tony how helpful Leigh has been to myself and Billy, fitting us in at short notice to help us prepare ( short notice due to our work commitments..olympics etc etc) A good man !!
I will be in contact soon hopefully in person to speak about where i go from here with this qualification, but overall thanks very much


Hello Tony,
Just thought id pass onto you that myself Bill Callister and Dave Rudman all attended Cardinton for our CBT assessments and all came away with passes.(including virtually all straight 4's but the odd dodgy 2!!)
What i wanted to pass onto you was that there were 3 other people taking the assessments with up to 3 years or more daily knowledge of taking CBT's as their own particular profession. At no point although we were a bit rusty, as it had been a few weeks since attending your training course,  did any of us feel that we were struggling compared to the other candidates who were there with us.  In fact at some points Billy and Dave,  felt that one of the candidates that they had been paired up with was of a much inferior standard to them. and his knowledge and understanding of the assessments was of a much lower standard.
What this boils down to is the high standard of training which we were given by yourself whilst on your course, which in our eyes shone through and made our lives a whole lot easier, and so we would just like to thank you for that.
We have all now requested DAS assessments at Cardinton and now just wait until they come through to us, we are led to believe maybe up to 3 months. In between if i get any available time i will ring Ali and liase with her if there is any scope for myself and/or Bill to come and get an insight into the DAS assessment, before our dates come through, as this would be appreciated.
In the meantime though, id just like to say from all 3 of us,  thank you


Thankyou for a great week. Hard work at times and plenty of night reading. The level of instruction from all of the instructors was of the highest standard and by the end of the week we had achieved the aim of the course. Please pass on my thanks to Ali, Stuart, Steve and Leigh the proffessionalism of your staff and yourself is second to none. and i would not hesitate to recommend you to anybody interested in attending this course


Paul Belcher



I'd just like to say thank you to yourself, Tony, Steve, Stuart and Leigh for putting up with me over the last week or so on the Instructors course, I found the course really enjoyable throughout, the method of instruction was first class, well presented and the overall aims were fully realised.
The course was really hard to start with but by day 4 things just fell into place. It did take a lot of late night reading and mental rehearsals but all the extra hard work was well worth it and I feel after completing the course i am well educated and prepared for the DSA Cardington Assessment.

Just a word of warning to any potential Motorcycle Instructors the first few days, and nights, will probably make you think why the hell am I putting myself through all this pressure, but stick with it and it will all fall into place. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone, and I will be back myself even if it’s only for a brew and a chat!

Once again thank you all,

Mark Airey

Dear Alison, Tony and Steve,

I would just like to pass on my sincere gratitude to all at Phoenix Training in Amesbury. Having just successfully completed my Instructors course, Blue ribband and First Aid Training with the company, I want to thank the whole team for their utter proffessionalism and dedication. From the onset i wish to thank Alison for her outstanding knowledge and constant communication in the run up to the course, nothing was ever too much or there was never any query un answered, a true asset to phoenix.

Thanks to Tony and Steve who were our Instructors for the whole period, yet again their total dedication and ability to convey all the information was second to none. Phoenix portrays and delivers top training from doing the CBT's upto Advanced Blue ribband riding, a company i would recommend to anyone what ever their ability !

Thanks again to you all, not only have i learnt alot the past 10 days but have made some new freinds along the way !

Keep safe and i hope to see you all soon.


Guy Evans

Hey up Tony, thanks for all you Steve and Alison did for us whilst on the instructor course, it was hard work but the most enjoyable course Ive ever done without a doubt. here's to getting to Cardington and getting my assessment done, hopefully too ...

Alan Ashall

"A HUGE thanks to Steve and Tony at Amesbury for running a fantastic Part 1 to the Motorcycle Instructors Course. I learned so much while having a lot of fun too. Looking forward to getting to Cardington, getting that first tick in the box then coming back for the DAS part. Thanks again guys for a really well run course !"

Lisa Hislop


Huge thanks go out to Tony and Steve at Phoenix Motorcycle Training in Amesbury for a brilliant course. It's been a lot of hard work, long hours after a days training re-writing lesson plans to suit us as individuals , but lots of fun in the sun, a lot of laughs and 'innuendo bingo'

A really professional attitude from the bottom to the top and a really rewarding course.

I've learned so much more about my riding, the learning to become an instructor itself has improved my riding, making me more aware of what I do and monitoring others, add to that with the road riding you become so much more aware of dangers, hazards and obstacles as you are not only looking out for yourself , but also looking out and beyond your students safety bubble.

Thanks again guys, I've had a brilliant , if not exhausting time!



Richard Young said" A very full and extensive course.

Constructive comments made as and when needed, encouragement given when appropriate.

I would recommend this course to  anybody interested

Hi Tony

Sorry this has taken a while, Iam now back in Dubai.

I know I thanked you on the Phone But once again Many thanks for your help and Patience on the Instructors Course. It was very much appreciated. I have given you the low down on the assessment so won't bore you again just to say that the course and the information that you and your guys gave us was just what was needed to get through Cardington.

Once again many thanks to you and all the guys.

Pete Rutter

Now a Phoenix ATB owner at Colchester

Tim Holt said

" Steve's professional approach to training made this challenging course and enjoyable success. I am looking forward to coming back for the follow up training"

Johan Van Der Linde said:

"Very professional, patient with good attention to detail".



Now an ATB owner at Phoenix Bournmouth/Pool

Alan Dunne said

"Very fulfilling course. Hard work, which meant if I put in the effort myself it was fully rewarded"

John Baker said

" Very good, an eye opener. Very enjoyable"

Paul Fee said

'After lots of research I chose the Phoenix Instructor course because of the competitive price and the open ended training, this allowed me to be flexible with my training and was a great way to learn and prepare for exams, Tony was a great trainer and always keen for me to succeed.

This level of commitment from Phoenix has continued now that I have opened a franchise, the guidance and support is fantastic � thank you Tony and Alison'

Ran his own Phoenix ATB for many years at Bournemouth

Leigh Coldwell said

'Thoroughly enjoyed the Instructor course, a very steep learning curve fantastically supported by Tony, Steve and Pete.� Excellent materials and resources and a easy-going but hard working approach to the training and ongoing development.�Phoenix prepared me well enough to go on to pass the DSA Assessment at Cardington first time - I was the only one of six attendees to pass.

Now running his own ATB at Phoenix Chippenham

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