The course specifically addresses a lack of driving skill; e.g. a lapse of concentration, an error of judgement, or a general mistake. Drivers are given the opportunity to explore their knowledge and understanding of safer driving and to update and refresh their driving skills.
This course is based on the road and lasts for 2 hours 15 minutes. There are normally two clients per car with a specialist trainer. The training is usually conducted in the trainer’s vehicle. If you have a specially adapted vehicle you would need to tell us at the time of booking so that we can accommodate you. You would also need to provide proof of valid insurance and MOT (if applicable).
The quickest and easiest way to book and pay for your course is using the link below. To book your place online, please click the link below and follow the on-screen instructions.
YOU WILL NEED YOUR DRIVING LICENCE NUMBER AND A VALID DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD TO COMPLETE THE BOOKING
IF YOU ARE BOOKING A COURSE ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE CALL: 0345 600 1291 PRIOR TO MAKING THE BOOKING
PLEASE NOTE: RE-BOOKINGS WILL INCUR AN ADMIN FEE
The cost of the course is eighty eight pounds (£88 GBP) This fee is non-refundable and is payable at the time of booking your course.
Please check you have entered your driving licence number correctly (as shown on the booking screen)
If you are still unable to book a course, you may have had your offer withdrawn and will need further assistance from the Road Safety team. Please call: 0345 600 1291 or email: NDORS.firstname.lastname@example.org
The course fee is a set amount and cannot be reduced or paid in instalments.The course must be paid for in full at the time of booking by debit or credit card. Cash/cheques are not accepted.
Course days and times may vary throughout the month, Monday to Friday
Limited parking is available. We would recommend that you look at alternate means of travel and allow plenty of time for your journey. Please visit the following sites for more travel options:
For cycle routes: www.greenSuffolk.org/travel
For public transport information: www.suffolkonboard.com
PLEASE NOTE: Late arrivals will not be allowed into the course and the file may be returned to the Police
Tea, coffee and water are provided free of charge at the centre, but we do not provide snacks or meals. It may be possible to stop for refreshments during the course if an opportunity arises.
Because the course is delivered in car, you will normally only be with the trainer and one other client in the trainer’s vehicle.
There is no test, but you must attend and complete the whole course, make a positive contribution through participating and show that you have a responsible attitude towards safe driving. You must also show respect for others on the course and their health and safety
We endeavour to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible. Please contact a member of the team to discuss your requirements at: NDORS.COURSES@SUFFOLK.GOV.UK or telephone: 0345 600 1291
Please ensure that you bring your full photographic driving licence with you. If your licence does not include a photograph please provide additional photographic evidence, such as a passport, or suitable alternative.*
*For further information on 'suitable alternatives' pleae call: 0345 600 1291
Failure to produce the correct identification will result in being refused entry to the course, loss of course fee, and the file will be returned to the Police
Course dates can only be changed in exceptional circumstances.
Evidence will be required in certain situations.
Changes to course dates will incur a £48 admin fee
You must arrive on time for your course. Late arrivals may be refused entry and, unless under exceptional circumstances, will have their files returned to the Police and the offer of a 'Driving 4 Change' course withdrawn. Any re-booking will incur a charge of £48.00
You are required to complete the full course. Failure to do so will result in your file being returned to the Police and the offer of a 'Driving 4 Change' course being withdrawn.
If you do not attend the course, in exceptional circumstances we may offer an alternative course date. If you fail to provide evidence of your exceptional circumstances, your file will be returned to the Police.
Providing your chosen area can offer you the course you have been directed to, it may be possible to transfer your course to another area. For details of course venues, please visit: https://www.ndors.org.uk
At this time courses are only offered on a referral basis from the Police.
No, the Driver Education Centre team will update the National Driver Offender Retraining (NDORS) database with your attendance. Your Police force will be notified accordingly.
The courses are currently only available in Ipswich
Upon successful completion of the course the Police may notify the client that no further action will be taken in regard to that particular incident. The client’s name will, however, be held on the Police NDORS database for a minimum period of three years from the date of the offence.
If you are involved in another incident falling under the same criteria within a three year period of your original offence, you cannot be offered another ‘Driving 4 Change' course in lieu of Police proceedings.