DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency enhanced rider scheme checks your motorcycle riding skills and provides training to help you improve. There is no test.
You can get discounts on motorcycle insurance once you’ve successfully completed the scheme.
You can take the enhanced rider scheme if you’re a fully licensed motorcyclist and have passed your test (category A1, A2 or A).
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
How the scheme works
You’ll first have a rider assessment with an expert trainer. You’ll ride in different road and traffic conditions.
The ride will be 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 you don’t need more training you’ll get a ‘DVSA certificate of competence’ straight away.
Otherwise, you’ll get personalised training to improve your skills and get the certificate at the end of your training.
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.