Enhanced Rider Scheme from the DVSA
Develop your ridng skills
What is the Enhanced Rider Scheme?
The enhanced rider scheme checks your motorcycle riding skills and provides training to help you improve. There is no test.
You can get discounts on motorcycle insurance once you’ve successfully completed the scheme. You can take the Enhanced Rider Scheme if you’re a fully licensed A or A2 motorcyclist and have passed your test.
The scheme is suitable if you: have just passed your test, are returning to riding after a break, are upgrading to a more powerful motorcycle or just want to check your riding standard.
How the scheme works
You’ll first have a rider assessment with an expert trainer. You’ll ride in different road and traffic conditions.
The ride will be long enough for your trainer to make a good assessment of your skills. We recommend a minimum of 2 hours to have your riding properly assessed and to allow time for discussion and feedback.
If the assessment highlights that you don’t need more training you’ll get a ‘DVSA certificate of competence’ straight away. Otherwise you can request personalised training to improve your skills and get the certificate at the end of your training. In any case, to improve the grade for your certificate it is really best to take up further training for a few more hours. The grades are A, B, C or D. This extra time will usually take a rider from a Grade B or C to an A. We know which we prefer! The DSA certificate of competence gives you discounts with most motorcycle insurers.
The type of training depends on what you need to brush up on. You might be offered all-day courses or shorter sessions to enhance your grade.
Here’s what Andy from Bristol says….
Hi Paul, thank you for arranging my biking course, I had a really great day and very worthwhile I really enjoyed being on a bike again. If you could thank everyone for me as well that would be great, any way thanks again…