ERS – The Enhanced Rider Scheme

THE ENHANCED RIDER SCHEME CHECKS YOUR MOTORCYCLE RIDING SKILLS AND PROVIDES TRAINING TO HELP YOU IMPROVE. THERE IS NO TEST. YOU CAN TAKE THE ENHANCED RIDER SCHEME IF YOU’RE A FULLY LICENSED MOTORCYCLIST AND HAVE PASSED YOUR TEST.
The scheme is suitable if you:

• have just passed your test

• are returning to riding after a break

• are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle

• want to check your riding standard

You will first have a rider assessment with a DVSA registered trainer, riding in different road and traffic conditions long enough for your trainer to make a good assessment of your skills. For most people this is 1 to 2 hours. If this shows that you don’t need more training you will get a ‘DVSA certificate of competence’ straight away, otherwise you will get personalised training to improve your skills and get the certificate at the end of your training. You will be assessed on all aspects of motorcycling from slow speed control to overtaking and making safe progress. An overall grading for each aspect will be given and will indicate the overall level of risk you demonstrate.

The DVSA certificate of competence gives you discounts with most motorcycle insurers. The type of training depends on what you need to brush up on. You might be offered all-day courses or shorter sessions. The cost of this training is dependent on the individual trainer’s rates.
Further information including a list of your nearest registered trainers can be found here.

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