DVSA working with motorcycle training industry
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 instructor, on the ERS register + I have the benefit of a Police driving background. I’m very encouraged by the ERS relaunch but do have slightly different views about where ERS is being positioned. My view is that, in the hands of experienced DVSA instructors, ERS should sit alongside IAM and RoSPA. I’d like to see the industry take back some of this ‘ground’ and ERS is the obvious vehicle. My question then to the DVSA – ‘How will the DVSA consistently work alongside the industry to help us to promote the Enhanced Rider Scheme and get it to where it needs to be?”
Answer: Thanks for that Tony and just to first pick up on your earlier point regarding the positioning of the Enhanced Rider Scheme – I think we’ve already covered this and it should be quite clear. With regards to what the DVSA will continue to do in support of ERS – there has been some media around the launch and we’ve had the article in Motorcycle News with Mark Wynn and we are looking to do some follow-up work on that. We will continue to provide posters for the test centres plus leaflets for the waiting rooms and candidates. Those won’t stop i.e. not one batch and the DVSA will continue to provide this ERS literature. We also have our social media with the DVSA Twitter and Facebook accounts, plus we have links with other parts of the industry. We can use our Department for Transport (DfT) contacts, along with the Think and Think Bike campaigns, and we are working alongside Highways England on a number of things and maybe they will have some input into the promotion of ERS.
Video also available here.
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