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How it works Enhanced Rider Scheme training should suit the riders learning needs

How the DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme works

The session will start with a briefing and some questions about your riding history and what you would like to work on and improve. Then you will have your first riding assessment with an expert trainer. You’ll ride in a variety of different road and traffic conditions so that a good overall picture can be taken of your ability.

The initial ride will be long enough for your trainer to make a good assessment of your skills. For most people this is approximately an hour or so, guidance may also be given during this assessment period.

After the assessment you will have a thorough briefing to discuss your training needs. You’ll get a personalised training program to develop your riding skills and put you on the correct path to improve to a higher standard.

It is suggested that your training is conducted over a number of training days to give you time to practice and develop new techniques. It is imperative to set new skills before moving onto the next stages of learning, you must have a good understanding of advanced riding techniques to develop your riding.

Training should suit the riders learning needs, therefore all training should be client centred to allow the best plan to be implemented. You may train over a number of days spread out over a number of weeks or months. It may be suggested that you could have half day sessions to top up your riding skills and knowledge over a longer period of time.

Don’t attempt to make this a quick process, it takes time to develop new techniques. Just learning the basics during a one day training course, will not be enough to make changes to existing riding habits. At the end of the training course you will be issued with a DVSA ERS certificate.