National Motorway Awareness Course (NMAC)
Weather conditions and preparations for the UK leaving the EU may affect traffic and travel around the county. You must make sure you check journey times well before you travel, and plan your journey accordingly.
This course is aimed at drivers who have been caught committing an offence on smart motorways (a section of motorway that uses active traffic management techniques to actively manage the flow of traffic).
The course is 4 hours long and aims to make smart motorways safer and more efficient, providing a better experience for people who use them and work on them. It does so by increasing:
- knowledge of the meaning of smart motorway signs
- understanding of why variable speed limits and lane closures are imposed
- understanding of how to use emergency areas safely and appropriately
- awareness of the risks of breaking rules on smart motorways
- personal responsibility for decisions about complying with rules on smart motorways
- perceptions of control over complying with smart motorway regulations.
Includes tea and coffee at registration, and a further break will be provided.
Before booking your course
Before booking your course you must
- authorise NDORS to share your data with us
- agree to the terms and conditions (PDF, 100.2 KB)
For information about how we use and share your personal information for the purpose of booking a driver education course, read our privacy statement.
Before attending the National Motorway Awareness Course (NMAC) you must read the medical fitness advice from GOV.UK. Make sure the DVLA are kept up to date.
Cost of the course
The course costs £92. This is non-refundable.
When booking your course please make sure you have the means to pay. You may book online and pay by debit or credit card.
Booking your course
To book your course in Kent, you will need to register on the NDORS website and choose Kent County Council as your course provider. Once registered, you will be taken through the rest of the booking process. To do this you will need your:
- offer letter from the police – which includes the reference number and PIN
- driver's licence number
- credit/ debit card to pay for your course
Change an existing booking
If you need to change your booking, you can do so online up to 10 days before the date of your original course date, free of charge.
If you need to change your booking within 10 days of your original course date, you will need to call us on 03000 41 15 54. You will incur a charge of £43 if changing the course within 7 days. This charge may be waived in exceptional circumstances if we receive written proof within 5 days of your course.
If you'd like to change an existing course booking, you must have your:
- driver's licence number
- booking reference number starting KDE.
If you do not know your licence number, you can check it through GOV.UK's licence detail viewing service.
You must bring a valid photocard driving licence. If you do not have a photocard driving licence, the old style paper driving licence may be produced with another form of photographic identification.
Failure to produce photographic ID will result in no admittance onto the course and you will incur a rebooking fee.
For more information visit the NDORS website.
If you have any questions concerning your photo identification, which is a requirement to attend the course, you should contact Kent Driver Education team on 03000 41 15 54, well in advance of your course date.
If you currently have a paper licence, you may wish to apply to exchange your paper driver licence to photo driver licence.
If you have lost, damaged or had your drivers licence stolen, apply for a replacement online.
Please make sure you arrive on time.
If you are late you will not be allowed to participate. This could lead to a re-booking fee if we can offer a new course date, or your case being returned to the police.
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