Enhanced Rider Scheme costs
Question: Asked by Simon Hayes, RMT Motorcycle Training (West Midlands) – “Chris – it’s Simon Hayes from RMT Motorcycle Training in the Midlands. I’ve a question for you regarding ERS pricing. I’ve always been frustrated by how some Instructors and ATB’s are seemingly motivated to charge the least and fall into the trap of being highly cost competitive. There was a useful DVSA survey a while back that showed how training school customers are more concerned about quality and less concerned about price. Could you tell us a little more about this survey and offer your own thoughts?”
Answer: Hi Simon and thanks for the question. As you know, the DVSA don’t specify what individual instructors can charge to deliver their training, but what I would say is that if you do refer to the survey, people are prepared to pay for quality training and the Enhanced Rider Scheme is a quality product. It’s risk based. It’s going to teach people skills that they need – really important skills that may even be life saving. Why not promote it as a premium product and don’t undervalue the product you are selling and charge a fee that’s going to be beneficial for your business.
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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