Advanced Training

The Enhanced Rider Scheme.

The DSA, along with the motorcycle industry, has put together a new package of training known as the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS).

The scheme is beneficial to all bike riders who have a full motorcycle licence, no matter what size of bike, or the experience level of the rider. There is no test involved and you may not need to take any training if your skills are assessed as satisfactory. You will also earn discounts on your insurance as a result!

How does it work?

  • The DSA, in partnership with training experts have developed a training scheme designed to assess your riding, reduce risk and improve your skills.
  • There is an ever expanding network of approved trainers across Great Britain ready and waiting to assess riders and conduct any recommended training, visit www.dsa.gov.uk/Bikes.asp and click on Find Nearest RPMT trainers and Enhanced Rider Scheme info.
First step is to visit your local accredited trainer to assess your riding skills.
  • If you have no signifi cant areas of weakness, the trainer will give you a DSA Certifi cate of Competence
    - Enhanced Rider Bonus. You can then get an insurance discount from one of the many insurers who have signed up to support the scheme.
  • If you do have areas that would benefi t from further training, you would qualify for your certifi cate after successfully completing the recommended training. By having your riding ability assessed, trainers can tailor a development programme to suit your needs.

Many of the leading motorcycle insurance companies have signed up to this scheme and are prepared to offer substantial discounts to riders who have shown they can ride to the ERS standard and have received a certifi cate. The insurance brokers and direct insurers currently sponsoring the scheme are:

AA Insurance, Bennett's Insurance, Bikesure, Carole Nash, Chandler Direct, CIA insurance, Devitt, Direct Choice Insurance, E Bike, Hastings Direct, MCE Insurance, Lexham, Motorcycle Direct, Norwich Union Direct, Express Insurance, Rampdale, Premium Choice and Swinton Insurance. The scheme is supported by the following insurers: AXA, Chaucer Insurance, Equity Red Star, Groupama, Highway, KGM, Link, Zenith, NIG, Norwich Union and Royal & Sun Alliance. This list is continuing to grow.