What’s Driving Us Course (WDU)

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.

To attend this course you must have received a letter from the police.

The course lasts 4 hours, including tea and coffee at registration, and a further break will be provided. It takes place in a classroom type setting.

You can attend only one What's Driving Us course in 3 years. Any further offending will be dealt with by prosecution.

The course trainers have professional driver training backgrounds and follow national guidelines. The police do not participate in the course.

You can take the course in other areas in the UK, just search the police DORS website to attend a course outside of Kent.

Further information on this course can be found at National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme website.

Before booking your course

Before booking your course you must

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Before attending the What's Driving Us course 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 £90. 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

Register with NDORS

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 £41 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.

Change your booking

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.

Courses maybe held at the following venues in Kent:

Location nameAddress
Aylesford Rugby Club

Aylesford Bulls Rugby Club
Jack Williams Ground
Hall Road
Aylesford
Kent
ME20 7DS

(entrance to venue via Hall Road)

If using satnav please use the road name and not the postcode).

Innovation Centre

Innovation Centre Medway
Maidstone Road
Chatham
Kent
ME5 9FD

Maidstone Masonic Centre

Maidstone Masonic Centre
Cornwallis Suite
Courtenay Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6LF

Singleton Environment Centre

Singleton Environment Centre,
Wesley School Road
Ashford
Kent
TN23 5LW

The Olympic

The Olympic
Beechenlea Lane
Swanley
Kent
BR8 8DR

**Addresses shown above correspond with those Royal Mail hold.