DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)

Professional post-test motorcycle training

The DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) is the UK’s only post-test rider training to carry the crown logo, to be certified by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and delivered by qualified, professional motorcycle trainers.

At the MCIA, we firmly believe in the training that is delivered by our MCIA RIDE Industry Approved Motorcycle Training schools - all of whom are DVSA certified Approved Training Bodies (ATBs).

Many of our MCIA RIDE training schools offer the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS).

Quality assured post-test motorcycle training

Significantly, ERS certified instructors are subject to a high degree of scrutiny before being certified to deliver enhanced rider training and ongoing checks by the DVSA.

Given the stringent standards already maintained by MCIA RIDE training schools, we see the accompanying high standards of ERS as being the perfect route to quality assured post-test motorcycle training.

Better investment than performance-parts

Whilst the Enhanced Rider Scheme can be delivered over one day, riders who are serious about their safety could extend their ERS training to at least three days. This allows enough time for a full rider assessment so that a bespoke and progressive training plan can be delivered.

It is the structured and professional nature of ERS training that makes it so effective at empowering riders to improve their rider safety, defensive riding, skill, confidence and riding enjoyment. We also believe that paying a little extra for post-test training with a fully qualified motorcycle instructor is very worthwhile.

It is also worthy of note to point out that an investment in training is significantly more worthwhile than money spent on performance-parts.

Improving safety and reducing risk

In the past the DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme was particularly aimed at returning riders, whereas today ERS offers all riders an ideal opportunity to benchmark and then progress their skills, while improving their safety and reducing risk.

A recent enhancement to ERS has been the development of a series of supplementary training modules that cater for specific rider needs, such as modules which include riding abroad and riding for work.

Certificated, but not tested

Many riders prefer assessment over examination. Combining a less pressured approach and the fact that MCIA RIDE Industry Approved Motorcycle Training schools have instructors who are highly skilled at preparing riders to pass advanced rider qualifications, the Enhanced Rider Scheme is useful for anyone wishing to improve their riding skills.

Further information about ERS can be found here.

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