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 stupidity and arrogance).
The DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme is widely considered to be the essential post-test training opportunity for riders to benchmark and progress their riding skills, whilst improving their safety and reducing risk.
The Enhanced Rider Scheme is uniquely backed by the crown logo and delivered by DVSA certified motorcycle training instructors, the vast majority of whom are full-time employed by a DVSA Approved Training Body (ATB). This is particularly significant as ERS certified instructors are subject to regular DVSA standards checks and must undergo a high degree of scrutiny before being certified to instruct riders at this advanced level.
The Enhanced Rider Scheme also offers excellent progression opportunities for experienced and born-again bikers. Following an initial assessment, a bespoke ERS training package will be recommended. This is designed to meet specific rider needs and to ensure the candidate meets minimum standards of advanced riding. ERS training can also be supplemented with a number of additional ERS modules, including ‘riding abroad’ and ‘blood bikers’.
The Enhanced Rider Scheme can also serve as a useful stepping stone towards a formal advanced riding qualification via IAM, RoSPA or Diamond. That said, a great many DVSA certified instructors can directly prepare riders for their advanced test with these organisations. Advice is best sought on a local basis.
DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme