Enhanced Rider Scheme
(DSA & Motorcycle Industry Association)


Enhanced Rider Scheme


Become a better rider by taking training to improve your riding skills. Talk to a professional trainer about taking the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS). As well as developing new skills, you can also get insurance discounts with the majority of motorcycle insurance brokers.


What is the Enhanced Rider Scheme?

It is a joint Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) scheme designed for fully licensed motorcyclists and it’s perfect for those of you who:

• have just passed your test
• are upgrading to a more powerful bike
• are returning to biking after a break
• simply want a health check on your riding or are thinking of going onto a higher level


ERS is tailored to your needs. You do as little or as much training as required; it concentrates on identifying weaknesses around the key risk areas in on-road riding, such as bend negotiation, overtaking, filtering, positioning and junctions. The trainer’s role is to help you to further develop your riding skill and reduce any risks.


How does it work?

Simply book with us and If your riding is assessed as satisfactory, the process ends there and you will be issued an ERS certificate. If training is needed, a rider development plan is devised that concentrates on the specific areas needing attention. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll receive a report and a DSA Certificate of Competence – Enhanced Rider Bonus, which then qualifies you for an insurance discount!


How do I claim the insurance discount?

Once you’ve completed your training and received your DSA Certificate of Competence – Enhanced Rider Bonus, contact one of the insurers below to get a full quote, stating the name of the certificate.


Click here to download DSA leaflet



Call us FREE on 0800 026 5506






ADS Motorcycle Training

1 Diamond Industrial Centre
Works Road

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday:
8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday: Closed


0800 026 5506