It is amazing the amount of money that is spent on motorcycles making them look better, go faster and stop quicker. Doing an Advanced Motorcycle Training course will help you achieve all of these and will cost you a lot less whilst gaining up to 17% discount from all the leading bike insurers in the UK.



The Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS) is all about getting the most from your riding and your machine. With advanced motorcycle training you will:

  • Increase your riding skills and abilities
  • Learn to avoid unexpected situations
  • Be safer and more vigilant
  • Learn to ride smoother and faster but safer
  • Gain greater control of your motorcycle

If you decide an advanced motorcycle training course is for you, then you will learn a valuable insight from the experience of others. Rest assured that you will enjoy your time on the course and you could also reap the additional benefits such as more favourable insurance discounts, You can gain skills and knowledge from veterans in the business that will help in many ways you never thought possible. 

The enjoyment gained from riding a motorcycle skilfully is second to none. However, it takes confidence, excellent riding skills, physical co-ordination and balance. Keeping your skills up to date and checking that you have not become overconfident, complacent or picked up bad habits is something that few of us do.

The DSA, along with the motorcycle industry, has put together a new package of training known as the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS). The scheme is beneficial to all bike riders who have a full motorcycle licence, no matter what size of bike, or the experience level of the rider. There is no test involved and you may not need to take any training if your skills are assessed as satisfactory. You will also earn discounts on your insurance as a result!

Spartan Motorcycle Couriers agrees wholeheartedly with The Driving Standards Agency’s (DSA) great value on lifelong learning. This can take you beyond the basic skills to a level that will improve your own and others’ safety. It will also allow you to make better use of the road and gain more enjoyment from the riding experience.

The DSA, in partnership with training experts have developed a training scheme designed to assess your riding, reduce risk and improve your skills. There is an ever expanding network of approved trainers across Great Britain ready  

Visit www.direct.gov.uk/ERS  to find instructors on the register. RPMT trainers and Enhanced Rider Scheme.
If you have no significant areas of weakness, the trainer will give you a DSA Certificate of Competence – Enhanced Rider Bonus. You can then get an insurance discount of up to 17%, from one of the many insurers who have signed up to support the scheme.

If you do have areas that would benefit from further training, you would qualify for your certificate after successfully completing the recommended training. By having your riding ability assessed, trainers can tailor a development programme to suit your needs.

Not all crashes are down to mistakes by riders, but we can all pick up bad habits. The accident statistics among motorcyclists would suggest that everyone should at least have their riding ability assessed from time to time. Ironing out those bad habits and improving your anticipation skills will not only keep you safer on the roads, but will also help you to get more from your bike.

The ERS Syllabus covers the following subjects:

  • Clothing & rider Protection
  • Machine Checks
  • Controls & instruments
  • Manual Handling & use of stands
  • Moving away & stopping
  • Slow speed manoeuvring
  • Braking Techniques
  • Safe positioning
  • Mirrors & rear observation
  • Signals
  • Separation distance & use of speed
  • Other traffic & road users
  • Junctions & roundabouts
  • Bends & corners
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Dual carriageways & motorways
  • Anticipation & Planning
  • Darkness
  • Weather conditions & road surface
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Environmental issues
  • Parking & vehicle security
  • Passengers & carrying loads
  • Incident management
  • Group riding & touring
  • Overcoming limitations