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.
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]
Resources for ERS instructors & ATB's
The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) resources and information on this page are from a DVSA webinar that was run in association with VideoBiker on the 12th July 2018. The content of this ERS webinar (and this page) is aimed at motorcycle training schools (ATB’s) and motorcycle instructors.
It will therefore have limited value for non-instructors, who are advised to contact their local motorcycle training school (ATB) for the latest up-to-date ERS information. The full webinar is available to all instructors via VideoBiker membership (free) – join here.
ERS Instructor Q&A
ERS re-launch update
How much should ERS cost?
How long should ERS last for post-test candidates and born-again bikers?
Who should deliver the ‘blood bikers’ and ‘riding abroad’ ERS modules?
Is ERS a training route to A2, A1 and A motorcycle licences
What are the entry requirements for ERS instructors?
How is the DVSA supporting the Enhanced Rider Scheme?
What is the criteria for ERS standards checks?
What is the frequency of ERS standards checks?
Is there an ATB discount for multiple ERS instructors?
What advanced rider qualifications do new ERS instructors need?
What points are required to pass the ERS check test?
Does the new ERS raise motorcycle training standards?
How does the DVSA help to promote the Enhanced Rider Scheme?
How can motorcycle training schools better promote ERS?
Is there an ERS directory for the additional ERS modules?
Further information: DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme
ERS offers for DVSA certified instructors & ATB's
ERS news & updates
Commitment to advanced motorcycle training Just as academic students often leave formal education to never read a book again – so new riders, on gaining their full motorcycle licence, will all too often make the mistake of not continuing to advanced levels of rider training. At VideoBiker we strongly suggest that this is an error […]
Essential post-test rider training Motorcycle riders of all shapes, sizes and levels of experience wrongly and regularly believe that a full motorcycle licence automatically gives them a ‘black-belt’ in rider skill, along with full immunity from rider error. Motorcycles are generally very unforgiving of these two common errors in judgement (they are also unforgiving of […]
Is the DVSA raising standards with ERS? DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (Q&A for ERS Instructors)Asked by: Julian Nicholls, Biketrain Wales (Cwmbran)Answered by Chris Parr, Assistant Chief Driving Examiner (DVSA) Question: Asked by Julian Nicholls, Biketrain Wales (Cwmbran) – “Accident rates are running high in South Wales and we 100% see a place for ERS. We […]
DVSA working with motorcycle training industry DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (Q&A for ERS Instructors)Asked by: Tony Baker, ERS Motorcycle Instructor (Aintree)Answered by Chris Parr, Assistant Chief Driving Examiner (DVSA) Question: Asked by Tony Baker, ERS Motorcycle Instructor – “Hi Chris. Good to see the DVSA engaging with instructors in this way. I’m a professional Cardington qualified […]