Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)

The DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) checks your motorcycle riding skills and provides training to help you improve. There is no test. Once you have successfully completed the scheme you will get a Certificate of Competence and you can use it to get discounts on motorcycle insurance.

At Mungo’s Motorcycle School we offer a free assessment of your riding skills. After the assessment we will put together the best package for you to meet the required skill level to take your test and ride safely.

You can take the Enhanced Rider Scheme course, if you are a fully licensed motorcyclist and have passed your test. You will get your DVSA Certificate of Competence which is normally valid for life. Most insurance companies will offer you a discount on your motorcycle insurance once you receive this.

Who is the Enhanced Rider Scheme for?

You should be fully licensed and

  • have just passed your full motorcycle licence test or
  • are returning to riding after a break or
  • are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle or
  • want to check and improve your riding standard
Why you should take your Enhanced Rider training with Mungo’s Motorcycle School
  • Instructors are Advanced Riders trained by RoSPA and assessed by the DVSA
  • Normally One-to-one or maximum Two-to-one tuition ratio
  • Certificate gives you discounts on Motorcycle Insurance
  • Certificate is normally valid for life
  • Progress onto Advanced Motorcycle Training
  • Own bike recommended (however, daily hire is also available)
  • Mungo’s Motorcycle School is included in the Register of Post Test Motorcycle Trainers, suitably qualified to deliver training to current full licence holders and enhance your skills further, ensuring safer riding through minimizing the risks associated with planning and machine control.

Get more out of your riding and motorcycle by taking the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS). You will get your own personal instructor to help you make your riding more enjoyable and safe. You can also get insurance discounts with most motorcycle insurance brokers.

What topics are covered on the course?
  • the basic principles of safety
  • how to make yourself more visible and create a better presence on the road
  • how to use the power of the machine in a controlled and safer manner
  • how to use road positioning to your advantage
  • how to improve cornering skills, overtaking skills, town riding and filtering and much more!
What happens during the Enhanced Rider Scheme assessment?

ERS is not a pass or fail test. Following an initial assessment of current skill level,  a rider development plan is devised that concentrates on the specific areas requiring attention, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.

The initial assessment will last long enough for your trainer to make an accurate evaluation of your needs. For most people this is three to four hours.

What happens next?

Your training is totally customised to your needs and your trainer will help you with the areas that will make your riding more enjoyable. They will give you expert advice and show you how to improve your skills in areas like:

  • town riding
  • hazard identification
  • motorway riding
  • cornering
  • filtering
  • negotiating bends
  • positioning
  • riding smoothly
What happens at the end of my training?

You will receive a full debrief and a written report about your riding as well as a DVSA Certificate of Competence. You can use this to get an insurance discount.

What happens if I do not need any further training?

In regards to delivering ERS courses, Mungo’s Motorcycle School advanced rider instructors are trained by RoSPA (Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents). Hence, there is always something we can learn and your personal instructor will ensure you have a value for money full day, and of course, that coveted DVSA ERS certificate.

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