National Driver Offender Re-training Scheme (NDORS)

NDORS course update

New digital online Speed Awareness, Motorway, What’s Driving Us  and Safe and Considerate Driving courses are available.

Important Coronavirus Update

Due to the current coronavirus situation, all physical classroom courses have been suspended until further notice and have been replaced by online courses. To book your online course, please click on the link:

We are currently operating a remote booking centre and unable to receive live telephone calls.  You may call 01277 636675 and leave a message and we will return your call (Mon-Fri. 08:00-16:00) or email



Privacy Notice 

The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of administering a Diversionary course and will be securely shared with NDORS to administer the course. If you complete the course, your information will remain on the NDORS national database for road safety research purposes for three years, after which your personal data is removed to anonymise the record. This anonymised data will be kept for another 3 years before being deleted. We will not share your data with any other third parties unless we are required or permitted to do so by law.

If you fail to complete the course or if the offer is withdrawn, your personal details relating to this matter will be erased from the national database.

NDORS Courses

Working as part of SERP, Essex County Council provides the following NDORS courses on behalf of Essex Police

Click on the links below to learn more about each course and book a digital online course:

National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC)
Safe & Considerate Driving (SCD)
National Motorway Awareness Course (NMAC)
What’s Driving Us (WDU)
Rider Intervention and Developing Experience (RIDE)

These courses are delivered by qualified and licensed NDORS trainers at venues throughout Essex.

Further details on each course can be found on the links above.

The purpose of the National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC) is to give eligible offenders the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to the Fixed Penalty system of a £100 fine and three penalty points to be endorsed on their licence. In some situations it could prevent a summons to attend court being issued.

In order to successfully complete a course a client must attend in a fit state to participate and complete the course (theory or practical) and not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including any medication prescribed by a healthcare professional. The client must remain at the course for the whole of the scheduled running time of the course. If a client is not in a fit state to participate, are disruptive or fails to participate they may be asked to leave the course and their case returned to the Police.

Full terms and conditions are available on the respective course pages as above.

Clients special requirements

Essex County Council in the delivery of all NDORS courses is aware of and reacts to numerous variations in client requirements.

Special arrangements can be made for:

  • Breast feeding parents
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Physical needs
  • Mental issues
  • Religious beliefs and requirements
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Adapted vehicle requirements
  • Language barriers

All clients “special requirements” are addressed at the time of booking, or as soon as the admin office is notified, whichever is first.

There is no additional cost to the client for any special arrangements provided by Essex County Council.



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