The National Driver Alertness Course is a one day course (with scheduled comfort breaks), designed for drivers as an alternative to prosecution for driving without due care and attention offences.
The course contains a mixture of presentation, discussions, activities and a practical driving session with an instructor.
The course aims to create safer communities by reducing the likelihood that drivers will be involved in future incidents on the roads by encouraging drivers to increase their perceptions of driving as a complex and difficult task, increase awareness of the causes and consequences of collisions, and to develop an action plan to stay safe on the roads.
The quickest and easiest way to book a course is using the link below.To book your place, 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 MAKE THE BOOKING
IF YOU ARE BOOKING A COURSE ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE CALL: 0345 600 1291 PRIOR TO BOOKING THE COURSE
FOR BOOKINGS AND ALL QUERIES RELATING TO DRIVER ALERTNESS PLEASE CALL: 0345 600 1291 OR EMAIL : NDORS.COURSES@SUFFOLK.GOV.UK
The cost of the course is one hundred and eighty five pounds (£185 GBP). This fee is non-refundable.
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.
The courses will be held in Ipswich. Contact the Admin Team for further details: 0345 600 1291
This is a 1 day course and course days may vary throughout each month.
Parking is available, but not guaranteed at any of the sites. 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 will be returned to the Traffic Justice Unit
Tea, coffee and water are provided free of charge, but we do not provide snacks or meals. Attendees are asked to bring a packed lunch. There will be a scheduled stop to purchase refreshments during the practical session in the afternoon
There is likely to be 12-18 people on the course.
The only test you are required to undertake is the eyesight test, which is a statutory requirement to drive a motor vehicle on a public highway. You must be able to read a number plate with or without glasses in good daylight at a distance of 20.5 metres (67 feet) or 20 metres (65 feet) if it is a new style number plate.
However, 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.
Should the trainer need to terminate your driving session in the interests of public safety, your file will be referred back to the Traffic Justice Unit for their further consideration.
It is ESSENTIAL that you bring:
We have an obligation to check an individual’s driving licence when they undertake any form of practical driving assessment or training.
If you have a photo card licence, then you must ensure that the photo card part has not expired. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to complete the course.
If your licence does not include a photograph please provide additional photographic evidence, such as a passport, or suitable alternative (If in doubt, please contact a member of our admin team on 0345 600 1291)
Please inform us immediately if for any reason you cannot bring these documents. Failure to bring these documents on the day of the course will result in you being turned away and a course cancellation charge being incurred.
Yes, a dual controlled car, fully insured will be provided for the course.
Some clients may be required to use their own vehicle if it has been specially adapted for their needs. Please note that you will be required to bring your MOT (if applicable) and insurance documents with you on the day should you be using your own vehicle. Your instructor will also make a visual check of your vehicle to check it is roadworthy. If it is not, you will not be able to complete the course and may be referred back to the Police
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE NOT DISCLOSED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING (E.G. AN AUTOMATIC LICENCE ENTITLEMENT ONLY, ADAPTIONS ETC) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE AND YOUR FILE MAY BE RETURNED TO THE TRAFFIC JUSTICE UNIT
The actual time may vary, but you will be trained by an Approved Driving instructor for approximately 4 hours.
Some of the time will be as a passenger watching other people behind the wheel, as there could be up to 3 trainees in the car.
Course dates can only be changed in exceptional circumstances. Evidence will be required in certain situations. If you are offered a new date no further dates will be offered thereafter.
Changes to course dates will incur a £145 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 NDAC course, withdrawn. Any re-booking will incur a fee of £145.00
You are required to attend the full course. Failure to do so will result in your file being returned to the Police and the offer of a NDAC Course, withdrawn.
If you do not attend the course, and fail to provide evidence of exceptional circumstances, your file will be returned to the Police and the offer of a NDAC Course, withdrawn.
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 administration team will update the (NDORS) National Driver Offender Retraining database with your attendance. Your Police force will be notified accordingly.
We endeavour to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible. Please contact a member of the team to discuss your requirements at NDORS.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone:0345 600 1291 BEFORE MAKING A BOOKING
You cannot attend another course within three years of the original offence.
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.email@example.com