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COURSES

NDORS offer a range of courses which are designed to cover most low level moving traffic offences.  The NDORS Managers on behalf of the police service, outline the type of offender and the offences, from this the courses are developed.

The courses are designed by a Strategic Course Development Group, comprising of operational policing representatives, leading behavioural change and transport academics, experienced and senior practitioners from the world of road safety.

Each course that is developed is based on latest research and evaluated.  This allows NDORS to demonstrate that the courses are 'fit for purpose.'  Before a course is rolled out Nationally for the public to use, it is tested in a police force area (s) and then changes may be made before it is officially launched as a National NDORS course.

Course providers are usually commissioned by the local Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) after going through a procurement programme and awarded a contract to deliver the courses in a force area. The providers come from both public and private sector organisations, and some police forces provide the NDORS courses from their own resources. All providers have to comply with the national arrangements, so for example you should see the same course in Newcastle as you would see Norwich. 

 

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If you have been offered a course and you want to book to go on one, please read the information in your offer letter.  You can use this link below to take you to the designated website https://offer.ndors.org.uk 

 

National Driver Awareness Course - NDAC

This course is aimed at those motorists who have been involved in a minor collision, where the driving is careless or inconsiderate. The course lasts for one day and involves a mixture of classroom and on-road driving. For the on road element,there are two students per car with an accredited instructor.

 

National Speed Awareness Course - NSAC

 

This course is designed to cover appropriate offences detected by Automatic Camera Devices and Police Officers on the roadside within the range of (10% + 2) mph to (10% + 9) mph excluding 20mph zones. Police forces will consider local conditions and any appropriate cases can be referred to the scheme within the design range.  However, all environment types are included for the purposes of this Course.

 

The National Speed Awareness Scheme will allow drivers/riders who have committed the offence of speeding to be offered a course in the area of their choice, providing the force in question has adopted the National Scheme arrangements.  The course lasts for four hours and is based entirely within a classroom.

 

National RIDE Course

The RIDE course has been designed for those motorcyclists whose behaviour has brought them to the attention of the Police.  This course based in the classroom and lasting for five hours, addresses the behaviour of those motorcyclists whose riding could be described as thrill or sensation seeking and also those who by the very nature of their riding could be defined as anti-social or careless, thereby attracting a criminal prosecution had there been no course.  If a motorcyclist is caught within the range of the NSAC Course (above), they will still be offered a speed awareness course.  

 

National Seat Belt Course - Your Belt Your Life

This course is for those offenders caught not wearing a seatbelt, where there is no exemption.  The course is completed either on-line or by a workbook.

 

Driving 4 CHANGE Course - non collision

This course is based on the road and lasts for 2 hours 15 minutes.  There are two students per car with an instructor.  Driving 4 Change addresses a lack of driving skill for example a lapse of concentration, an error of judgement, a general mistake, or a lack of awareness of the law relating to the offence that he or she has committed.   

 

What's Driving Us? Course - non collision

The What’s Driving Us Course lasts for four hours and is classroom based.  It is for those drivers where the evidence suggests by an act or omission their mischief was intentional or deliberate i.e. the driver knew their actions amounted to an offence. 

 

NSAC 20 (The National Speed Awareness Course for 20 mph Zones and Limits)

This new classroom based course (which is an interim course) lasting three hours,  enables the police to target the newness,unawareness and unintentional behaviour that can be reasonably associated with the enforcement of 20 mph zones  / limits. 

This process of introducing the NSAC 20 will involve a phased programme commencing in August 2013, and concluding with the roll-out of the national course in January 2014, for adoption by the police forces of England, Wales and Northern Ireland should they so desire. The interim course will last for 2-3 years from the date of introduction. Full evaluation of the course is also being undertaken.

 

Course fees and refunds

You are responsible for paying the course fee in full before you take the course. If you book and pay for a course then choose to rebook it with the same course provider you may have to pay a rebooking/administration fee.  However from 01.04.2012 you will not be expected to pay again for the cost recovery element that is returned to the referring police force (currently £40 for all courses except RIDE & NDAC which is £20) as this is only payable once. If you change to another course provider after you have booked or do not complete the course, you may have to forfeit some of the booking fee charged by the course provider but the cost recovery money MUST automatically be refunded to you by the course provider.

If you think you were entitled to a refund under this policy please contact the course provider you booked with.

To read our policy on this matter please follow this link: 160907_DORS_Status_and_RefundsV3.pdf