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Motorcycle trainers

What we're doing to set standards for rider training, including the skills, knowledge and understanding needed, and how we're protecting the public from illegal instructors.

ERS – A tale of two trainers

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People on motorcycles during ERS training

Mark Jaffe and Mike Desmond, both Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) trainers, discuss delivering ERS training, the benefits the scheme brings to riders skills and how it improves their pupils confidence. As part of our commitment to a lifetime of safe riding, we want to encourage people who have passed their full test to keep improving their riding skills and knowledge. ERS is a great way for riders to continue the develop of their skills in environments they don’t ride in day to day.

Raising professional standards for motorcycle instructor training

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Mark Winn, Chief Driving Examiner and Head of Rider Policy, discusses the changes being made to motorcycle instructor assessment and authorisation. This is to raise the standards of instruction, to ensure motorcyclists in Great Britain have access to safe, high quality training when they are learning to ride, both for the first time and after they’ve passed their first test.

Changes to OBS: how they affect driving instructors and businesses

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Earlier this year I updated you on our progress on what we are doing to tackle businesses who are buying large amounts of tests and selling them for a profit.   The purpose of ‘book and manage your pupils’ test …

DVSA rider policy specialist talks about the Enhanced Rider Scheme

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Two motorcyclists in layby

DVSA's rider policy team are continuously improving the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) to make it even more customisable for riders.

In this blog post, Jody Whitfield, Rider Policy Specialist, tells you more about the success we've had in Wales with new modules and getting more people through ERS.

Changes to The Highway Code: how they affect driving tests

Lorry driver in cab on the road

Chief Driving Examiner Mark Winn introduces the latest changes to the Highway Code and explains what they mean for those coming to a practical test.

Why one motorcycle trainer thinks all bike instructors should offer the enhanced rider scheme

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Two motorcylists riding down a country road

Simon Hayes is the owner of RMT motorcycle school. In this blog he outlines the benefits offering the Enhanced Rider Scheme has brought to his business and talks about why it’s important all riders tackle the training – no matter what stage of their riding career they are at.