Enhanced Rider Scheme for motorcyclists
Become a better rider by taking training to improve your riding skills. Talk to a professional trainer about taking the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS). As well as developing new skills, you can also get insurance discounts with the majority of motorcycle insurance brokers.
Who should consider taking ERS training
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.
The ERS training process
ERS training starts when you book an ERS assessment with one of the expert trainers from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) voluntary Register of Post-Test Motorcycle Trainers (RPMT).
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 trainer 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.
How you can book an ERS assessment and training
ERS is delivered by accredited trainers who have passed rigorous training and met the highest standards of instruction before joining the RPMT. For our current list of trainers, click on the RPMT contact list below or telephone the DSA on 0115 936 6546.
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Typical cost of ERS training
The cost of the training will vary from provider to provider, and often from rider to rider dependent on individual needs. Talk to your local ERS trainers to find the best choice for you.
Claiming your insurance discount
Once you've completed your training and received your 'DSA Certificate of Competence - Enhanced Rider Bonus', contact one of the insurers below to get a full quote, stating the name of the certificate.
Insurance companies that can offer you a discount
The majority of motorcycle insurance companies offer discounts to riders who hold the 'DSA Certificate of Competence - Enhanced Rider Bonus'.
The brokers and direct insurers currently sponsoring this scheme are:
AA Insurance, Bennett's Insurance, AXA, Bikesure, Carole Nash, Chandler Direct, Chaucer Insurance, CIA insurance, Devitt, Direct Choice Insurance, E Bike, Equity Red Star, Express Insurance, Groupama, Hastings Direct, Highway, KGM, Lexham, Link/ Zenith, MCE Insurance, Motorcycle Direct, NIG, Norwich Union, Norwich Union Direct, Premium Choice, Rampdale, Royal & Sun Alliance, Swinton Insurance