Enhanced Rider Scheme

The main difference between ERS and some of the other schemes available is that ERS is tailored to the individual, rather than being a 'one size fits all' training or assessment package.

The ERS is training designed for fully licensed motorcyclists who would like to improve certain areas of their riding skills.

As training is tailored to your needs, you do as little or as much training as required - mostly to help reduce key risk areas in on-road riding, such as bend negotiation, overtaking, filtering, positioning and junctions.

ERS training starts when you book an ERS assessment with one of the expert trainers from DSA's voluntary Register of Post-Test Motorcycle Trainers (RPMT) and Alan the director of training is a registerd trainer with the D.S.A

The assessment will identify your main strengths and weaknesses but there is no ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ - no test is involved and you cannot lose your licence. If your riding skills are satisfactory, the process ends there and you will be issued with an ERS certificate.

If you do need training, the Alan will prepare a personalised training plan for you and concentrate on specific areas needing attention, rather than taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Once you've completed your training, you'll receive a report and a ‘DSA Certificate of Competence - Enhanced Rider Bonus’, which then qualifies you for an insurance discount.

ERS is delivered by accredited trainers who have passed rigorous training and met the highest standards of instruction before joining the RPMT register. This scheme is also a great way to get back to riding a motorcycle after a break of maybe a few years.Some call this the BACK TO BIKING training, but anyone who instructs a post candidate MUST be qualified to do so.Some riding schools offer this service, or even offer advanced training and are not qualified to do so.

The 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.


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