Post-test ERS & born-again bikers
Question: Asked by Kevin Bryan, Bryans BMW Rider Training (Stafordshire) – “Post-test, ERS is a valuable next step. We promote it as progressive training and ERS has always been well received by our customers. For post-test riders, we run ERS over two days. For the ‘born again bikers’, we extend this to three days. My question relates to ERS documentation suggesting that a certificate can be issued in as little as half-a-day. We can see how this might be possible for highly experienced and skilled riders, but we are concerned that this might be misunderstood. So, can you clarify or expand on this please Chris and explain under what circumstances an ERS certificate can be issued following a 2.5 hour road ride?”
Answer: Hi Kevin. Hope you well and thanks for the question. I think it’s really important to clarify that when you are carrying out the ERS core module that we are looking at the risk rating and the safety level of the rider. If the rider comes into your ATB and they show those skills from the offset and that they are riding to a really high level then I see no reason why ERS wouldn’t take the minimum amount of time. Generally with ERS being pitched at post-test motorcycle training and newly qualified riders that’s not going to be the case. I see ERS as when people come into your ATB – when you explain to them about the training – I think that’s the key time to explain that they will get an initial assessment and then the amount of time that the course takes will depend on their level of skill. So for some riders it may be half a day, whilst for others it might take a full-day or even two or three days. It’s down to the individual. It’s competency based, client-led and I feel that we don’t want to set time scale on this. This should be led by the ATB depending on what the client needs and requires to successful reach the required standard.
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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