Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)
All riders should benchmark & progress their skills
The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) is a DVSA sponsored motorcycle training course that is ideal for those who have recently passed their full motorcycle test or are returning to motorcycle riding after an extended period out of the saddle. The course is also of benefit to those who are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle. The Enhanced Rider Scheme does not involve a test, but instead involves rider assessment, leading to personalised training and the issue of a certificate of competence.
DVSA sponsored motorcycle training course
When ERS was first introduced, the DVSA required course providers to attend an instructors ERS course as part of the Motorcycle Road Safety Strategy. Such instructors can be found on the Register of Post Test Motorcycle Instructors (RPMT). Completion of ERS can result in motorcycle insurance discounts with most insurance companies. Whilst the ERS initiative was well received in it’s early days, there seems to have been little ongoing development or monitoring of the program and little information is available for new instructors wishing to become approved course providers.
ERS news & updates
The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) was launched in 2008 The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) was launched by the DSA (now the DVSA) in 2008. ERS is intended to enhance road safety and riding skills for newly qualified riders, those returning to riding after a long period away, plus riders moving up to larger capacity/more powerful […]
Too many riders wrongly believe that their full motorcycle licence gives them an instant ‘black belt’ in rider skill + immunity from rider error. Motorcycles are completely unforgiving of these two common errors in judgement. The DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme is an essential post-test opportunity for all riders to benchmark and progress their skills. [more]