Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)
For further motorcycle training the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, in conjunction with the motorcycle industry have devised a new package of training known as the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS). The scheme is intended to benefit all bike riders who have a full motorcycle licence, irrespective to the size of bike or the experience level of the rider. You will not need to take a test or even any training if your skills are assessed as satisfactory.
You will also earn discounts on your insurance as a result.
Any rider who shows the required level of competency on training delivered by a registered post-test motorcycle trainer (RPMT) will receive a DVSA Certificate of Competence . This applies to ALL riders taking RPMT training such as new riders, experienced riders and those returning to riding after a break. Don’t take any unnecessary risks. Get yourself assessed by your local DVSA accredited trainer today. Most of our training schools can deliver this course.
Bike safe is a police led workshop available to all levels of riders with a full motorcycle licence. It is run by most forces in the UK. It is focused on making your riding safer and hazard awareness. The course includes a classroom session and an on road assessed ride with a detailed analysis of your strenghs and weaknesses. There are no exams to pass and the course is designed to be enjoyable and interactive. Further details are available on the bike safe website.
Register of Post-test Motorcycle Trainers (RPMT)
The “Register of Post Test Motorcycle Trainers” (RPMT) has been developed as part of the Governments Motorcycling Strategy. Its objective is to improve the skills of motorcycle riders and to help reduce the number of bike related accidents in Britain which currently stands sixteen times higher than that of car drivers. RPMT has been developed to deliver an enhanced rider training scheme. The scheme is designed to ensure that the training delivered is of an agreed national standard. In order to qualify to be on the register, instructors will have demonstrated a high level of skill and competence in riding and instructional ability. To remain on the register, trainers will be subject to ongoing quality assurance. You can see the register here.
If you’d like to see some movie clips, with commentary, of advanced motorcycle training take a look at Nigel Bowers’ website and his collection of clips on Youtube. For further details of these and other courses contact your local training centre.