All NDORS course providers operate under a licence granted by our operating company UKROEd Ltd. Once a licence has been granted, it opens opportunities for the licencee to tender for contracts issued by Police Forces.
A course provider is an organisation that has proven they have the resources and infrastructure to handle and process what is often many thousands of referrals to the scheme during the lifetime of a contract with a police force.
Licences to deliver the courses are either full or provisional. If you are not a full licence holder, you have to go through a rigorous licensing assessment to demonstrate that you are a fit and proper organisation to hold an NDORS licence to deliver the service concession to a police force. To apply for a provisional licence, there is a £750 non-refundable assessment fee. Once you hold an NDORS licence, either full or provisional this will allow you to bid to for a force contract as and when police forces advertise for organisations to deliver the NDORS service concession within their force area.
All course providers will be required to appoint their own internal monitor, or seek the services of an external monitor who will be competent to perform that role and whose purpose will be to secure compliance by the course provider and any trainer or instructor appointed by them against the assessment framework.
The initial assessment process will be conducted by an UKROEd assessor. It will entail a review through an application based upon the technical and commercial competency, viability, suitability and sustainability to deliver NDORS service to the corporate national format.
On successful assessment, a licencee applicant will be granted a provisional licence. This licence will enable the licencee to bid under a procurement process to deliver courses to a local police force.
This provisional licence will last for two year period from the date of issue. The provisional licence will convert to a full licence on successful appointment by a force.
Quality assurance and monitoring of performance will be conducted by the UKROEd Assessor as part of a series of mandatory reviews. An initial documentary mandatory review will be performed within 18 months of the issue of the licence, followed by a subsequent detailed mandatory reviews of both trainers and instructors within the contract or licensing term.
Successful completion of the mandatory reviews will allow the provider to continue operating under the licence unless there is cause to conduct further mandatory reviews. Unsuccessful completion of the mandatory reviews will lead to serving of improvement notices and action plans attracting compliance. Should the requirements of a second improvement notice not be met within specified time-scales this will lead to revocation of the licence.
If you think you have or could have the resources to bid to be a course provider to a police force and wish to apply for a provisional licence to become a NDORS course provider, please email: [email protected]
Current course providers have formed an association known as The National Association of Driver Intervention Providers (NADIP).
The aim of NADIP is to achieve best practice and effectiveness in the setting up and running of driver intervention schemes for all categories of offences, as directed by UKROEd.
NADIP members work collaboratively with road safety agencies and road safety bodies in the interests of better road safety and the general public. They aim to develop and improve consistent standards of delivery and administration.
Full membership of NADIP is open to course providers delivering NDORS courses on behalf of a police force. Associate membership is open to organisations who are, or who are seeking to be involved in the provision of NDORS courses.
For further details of the association, please contact the Chair, Sally Plail – [email protected].
If you wish to tender for a contract to supply NDORS courses to a Police force, you will need to hold an NDORS licence as a prerequisite to making a bid.
If you do not you currently deliver the NDORS service to a force, you will have to enter the process as a provisional licence holder. To become a provisional licence holder you will need to make an application. This will entail an assessment process which we charge you a non-refundable fee of £750 plus VAT to cover the costs of the initial assessment.
For more information on the tenders available, see the Bluelight Emergency Services e-Tendering site for upcoming projects. https://www.blpd.gov.uk