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The Courses

NDORS offer a range of courses which are designed to cover most low level moving traffic offences. The scheme is operated on behalf of the police service who outline the type of offender and the offences and from this the courses are developed (reviewed every three years). The Chief Officer of Police has the absolute discretion to offer one of these courses to an offender instead of a prosecution. An offender has no automatic right to a course. Courses are an alternative to prosecution.  However, if after considering all the facts it is concluded that it would not be in the public interest to offer a course, the normal prosecution process would apply.

The courses are designed by the NDORS Course Development Unit, comprising of leading behavioural change and transport academics, experienced and senior practitioners from the world of enforcement and 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 piloted in a controlled environment and then changes may be made before it is officially launched as a National NDORS course.

The providers, who operate under a NDORS licence, 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.

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 must use this link below to take you to the designated website https://offer.ndors.org.uk

If you wish to find the cost and contact details of Course Providers please visit the document library of this website.

iNMAC

iNMAC was developed for people who cannot attend NMAC in person. It is aimed at clients who have been caught committing an offence on motorways. The course is an engaging and interesting intervention that clients enjoy and that leads to a sustained change in how they drive on motorways. The course is designed to take people on a journey that explains what a smart motorway is, how it works, and the benefits it brings. They are then given information on the signs they will encounter on smart motorways to ensure that they know how to use smart motorways correctly. Clients then explore the potential consequences to them and others if they speed or drive in closed lanes, which aims to motivate them to comply with speed limits and lane closures. They are given information on the difference speeding makes if they need to stop suddenly. They explore the situations that make it more difficult for people to comply with motorway rules before making an action plan about how they are going to drive differently in the future. Most clients will have committed an offence on smart motorways, so the focus of the course is explaining how smart motorways work and the meaning of the signs they may encounter. However, some clients may be referred for driving on the hard shoulder or failing to comply with a red X on a traditional motorway.  The length of the course is 2.5 hours.

iNSAC

The National Speed Awareness Course for digital classrooms (iNSAC) is an engaging and interesting short behaviour change intervention that clients enjoy and that leads to a sustained change in how they drive. The course is designed to take people on a journey that shows them how to identify the speed limits, helps them recognise why it is not safe to speed, the potential consequences to them and others if they speed and if they were to crash, how they can recognise and resist pressure to speed from themselves and others, and that without concentrating it is easy not to notice hazards. This aims to motivate them to comply with speed limits. Finally, they make an action plan about how they are going to drive differently in the future so that they avoid speeding.  The course duration is 2.5 hours.

iSCD

Safe and Considerate Driving is a course designed for clients being referred for reasons including offences relating to driving without due care and attention. Clients are referred to Safe and Considerate Driving if they are involved in a collision. The course increases clients’ awareness and understanding of:

  • the causes and negative consequences of risky and inconsiderate driving;
  • the importance of concentration, observation, anticipation and allowing adequate space and time;
  • the reasons why their own driving may be unsafe or inconsiderate.

Clients receive practical, personalised, on-road coaching, and are encouraged to create an action plan to address personally relevant issues.

iWDU

iWDU was developed by the UKROEd Research and Development Unit for people who cannot attend the classroom based What’s Driving Us? course in person.

What’s Driving Us? is a 2.5 hour digital course designed for clients referred for reasons including: offences relating to driving without due care and attention, control or consideration, including tailgating; traffic light offences; crossing a solid white line; stopping, overtaking or failing to give precedence in zebra/puffin/pelican areas; stopping at school gates; and contravening a no-entry sign. Clients are referred to What’s Driving Us? as an alternative to a Fixed Penalty Notice. The course increases clients’ awareness and understanding of:

  • the causes and negative consequences of risky and inconsiderate driving
  • the importance of concentration, observation, anticipation and allowing adequate space and time
  • the reasons why their own driving may be unsafe or inconsiderate.

National Motorway Awareness Course (NMAC)

The National Motorway Awareness Course (NMAC) is an engaging and interesting intervention that clients enjoy and that leads to a sustained change in how they drive on motorways. The course is designed to take people on a journey that explains what a smart motorway is, how it works, and the benefits it brings. They are then given information on the signs they will encounter on smart motorways to ensure that they know how to use smart motorways correctly. Clients then explore the potential consequences to them and others if they speed or drive in closed lanes, which aims to motivate them to comply with speed limits and lane closures. They are given information on the difference speeding makes if they need to stop suddenly. They explore the situations that make it more difficult for people to comply with motorway rules before making an action plan about how they are going to drive differently in the future. Most clients will have committed an offence on smart motorways, so the focus of the course is explaining how smart motorways work and the meaning of the signs they may encounter. However, some clients may be referred for driving on the hard shoulder or failing to comply with a red X on a traditional motorway.  The course duration is 3 hours 45 minutes.

National RIDE Course (RiDE)

The RiDE (Rider intervention Developing Experience) course has been designed for motorcyclists (one of the highest groups of being involved in serious injury collision) 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. It also caters for those who, by the very nature of their riding, could be perceived as anti-social or careless.

If a motorcyclist is caught within the range of the NSAC Course (above), they will still be offered a speed awareness course.

National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC)

The National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC) is an engaging and interesting short course that clients enjoy and that leads to a sustained change in how they drive. The course is designed to take people on a journey that shows them how to identify the speed limits, helps them recognise why it is not safe to speed, the potential consequences to them and others if they speed and if they were to crash, how they can recognise and resist pressure to speed from themselves and others, and that without concentrating it is easy not to notice hazards. This aims to motivate them to comply with speed limits. There is a series of video activities to help them understand the importance of Concentration, Observation, Anticipation, Space and Time. Finally they make an action plan about how they are going to drive differently in the future so that they avoid speeding. The course is four hours in duration.

Safe & Considerate Cycling Course (SCCC)

THIS IS AN ON LINE COURSE for people who are stopped by the police for cycling through a red light, for cycling without lights, or for cycling on pavements and paths not open to cyclists. They can be given the option to complete an online course instead of paying a fine. The course explores the key rules and regulations for cyclists and how those laws help keep cyclists and others safe, and helps people to develop strategies to keep within the law when cycling. It takes around 30 minutes, which can be done all at once or a bit at a time. The course is interactive and there is a quiz to check that people have understood the main points. At the end they are given a personalised plan for how they can cycle safely and considerately.

Safe and Considerate Driving (SCD)

Safe and Considerate Driving is a whole-day course designed for clients being referred for reasons including offences relating to driving without due care and attention. Clients are referred to Safe and Considerate Driving if they are involved in a collision. The course increases clients’ awareness and understanding of:

  • the causes and negative consequences of risky and inconsiderate driving;
  • the importance of concentration, observation, anticipation and allowing adequate space and time;
  • the reasons why their own driving may be unsafe or inconsiderate.

Clients receive practical, personalised, on-road coaching, and are encouraged to create an action plan to address personally relevant issues.

What's Driving Us? Course (WDU)

What’s Driving Us? is a half-day course designed for clients referred for reasons including: offences relating to driving without due care and attention, control or consideration, including tailgating; traffic light offences; crossing a solid white line; stopping, overtaking or failing to give precedence in zebra/puffin/pelican areas; stopping at school gates; and contravening a no-entry sign. Clients are referred to What’s Driving Us? as an alternative to a Fixed Penalty Notice. The course increases clients’ awareness and understanding of:

  • the causes and negative consequences of risky and inconsiderate driving
  • the importance of concentration, observation, anticipation and allowing adequate space and time
  • the reasons why their own driving may be unsafe or inconsiderate.

Your Belt Your Life (YBYL)

THIS IS AN ON LINE COURSE for people who are stopped by the police for not wearing a seat belt or not using an appropriate child car seat. They can be given the option to complete an online course instead of paying a fine. The course explores and explains the importance of wearing a seat belt and using an appropriate child car seat. It takes around 30 minutes, which can be done all at once or a bit at a time. The course is interactive and there is a quiz to check that people have understood the main points. At the end they are given a personalised plan to help them to get into the habit of always wearing a seat belt.

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 re-book it with the same course provider, you may have to pay a re-booking/ administration fee.

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.

 

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