Driver training schemes are an alternative to being fined, receiving points on your licence or going to court. Courses cost between £90 and £145.

Book your course online

Paperclip You will need your driving licence number to log in, if you are rebooking your course you will also need your booking reference.

Book online

There are a number of venues where the schemes are held and you can find out which one is closest to you, by entering your address and viewing the directions.

Types of courses

  • Offered to drivers who have been caught speeding by a fixed or mobile camera
  • The course is an alternative to the driver having 3 points on their licence and a fine
  • Offered to drivers who have been involved in a collision (committed a Section 3 offence)
  • The course aims to change driver attitude and behaviour
  • Offered to motorbike riders who have been involved in a collision (committed a Section3 offence), or committed a speeding offence.
  • The course aims to change driver attitude and behaviour to riding a motorbike
  • Offered to drivers who have committed minor driving offences which have justified the issuing of a fixed penalty notice
  • The course aims to raise awareness of driving skills deficits and start the process of addressing them
  • Offered to drivers who have committed certain road traffic offences, e.g. using a mobile phone whilst driving or jumping a red traffic light.
  • Clients are given the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to prosecution which has justified the issuing of a fixed penalty notice.

How courses operate and who can attend

  • We deliver driver improvement courses on behalf of West Yorkshire Police
  • They aim to change driver behaviour and attitude
  • You must have committed an offence to attend a course
  • If you think you are not guilty you need to talk to the police authority who have offered you the course
  • If your offence was outside West Yorkshire you can still book onto one of our courses. The police give you details of all course providers nationally.
  • Courses run Monday to Saturday with a mixture of morning, afternoon and evening courses.
  • You are only allowed to attend one course in a 3 year period
  • If you commit an offence again within 3 years, you have to pay a fine and have points on your licence
  • Courses are delivered by qualified driving instructors
  • Instructors are trained, monitored and licenced by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS)
  • There is no test
  • Refreshments are provided
  • There could be up to 24 people on a course
  • You must bring a valid driving licence
  • We can accept a photocard licence with a current photograph or an old style paper licence with an additional form of photographic identification like a passport
  • We can accommodate special needs
  • If you book online, tick the special needs box and enter some details. We will email or ring you to discuss your needs
  • We can arrange an interpreter one for you or you can bring somebody over 16 along with you
  • Let us know in advanced or they may not be allowed to attend with you
  • We can also organise sign language interpreters
  • If you are late you will not be allowed to attend. You will have to pay a rearrangement fee to rebook

Other course providers

To rearrange or cancel your course

  • You can rebook your course online. You will need your driving licence number and booking reference to log on.
  • If you cancel within 5 days of the course date you will be charged a short notice rebooking fee.
  • If you cancel more than 5 days in advance you don't pay anything extra.
  • If you no longer wish to attend a course we will return your details to the police. You will then be issued with a fine and the points on your licence.

Contact Driver Training Unit