UKROEd operate, manage, administer and develop the NDORS Scheme on behalf of the Police Service. We ensure our courses are fit for purpose. We do this by regular and effective liaison with police forces who inform the work of our course development team. We also ensure that everyone we licence to deliver our courses has reached, and maintains, specific standards in course knowledge and presentation technique.
We are responsible for maintaining a highly secure database which holds details of individuals who have attended our courses and informs police forces whether someone is eligible to attend a course.
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The NDORS scheme is unique to the UK and was developed as an alternative to points and fines.
The scheme allows motorists who have committed a minor offence to have education with the aim of improving the driver or rider’s knowledge and behaviour whilst on the road. A motorist has no automatic right to a course irrespective of how minor the offence is.
At the discretion of the local Chief Constable an offending motorist may be offered the opportunity to attend a course focusing on re-education designed to achieve greater compliance with Road Traffic legislation. Nobody has the absolute right to a course. The alternative is a fine and, where applicable, penalty points.
Virtual courses are available to book
now across the UK.
All the courses that we currently offer are virtual classroom courses meaning that they are accessed by the internet from your home address with no need to travel to any destination.
You can book an online/virtual course regardless of location or which police force in the UK offered you a course – just follow this link to the booking site – and choose a course provider to book online.
There is NO requirement to travel to a venue.
For further information/guidance on who is providing online courses and how to find them – follow this link to assist you once you get to the booking site.
Courses are provided across the whole of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland also work with UKROEd and provide some of the NDORS courses.
An offender can choose to take a course at any location where they are available, and they do not have to return to the place where the offence was committed unless they want to.
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NDORS courses do not have a pass or fail element, with the exception of the ‘Your Belt – Your Life’ Course.
The courses instead focuses on changing driving behaviour, attitude and prevent motorists re-offending again.
Anybody caught committing a traffic offence (which is eligible for a course offer) may only be offered one course within a three-year time period. If a person commits one of these offences again within three years, they will have to pay a fine and, where applicable, have points on their licence.
There is a charge for the courses. Once you have decided, you must pay the course provider before attending the course.
Included in that sum is an amount of money that goes back to the Police Force where the offence took place to cover the cost of processing the offence and the course offer. Working this way means that the courses pay for themselves rather than receiving funding, which would be diverted from other much-needed services.
When a person has successfully attended and completed a course, their details are kept on a national database. This ensures that if a person is caught committing the same type of offence they cannot be offered another course until three years have elapsed from the date of the original offence.
Once a person has been on the course then no further action will be taken, there is no fine to pay, and they will not have any points put onto their licence.
Any person who has been made a course offer and decides that they don’t want to do it or anybody who accepts to go on a course and who fails to attend and complete the course, will have their offence dealt with through the criminal justice process.
The Scheme meets all the principles of fairness and equality legislation, is human rights compliant and adheres strictly to the data protection act.
NDORS issues policies and guidance to police forces and course providers to facilitate the scheme meeting its aims.
NDORS courses are not appropriate for an offender whose actions amount to high risk or having the potential to cause harm. Nobody has an automatic right to be offered an NDORS course as it is entirely within the discretion of the police to make the offer, or proceed with the offender through the criminal justice system.