Safe and Considerate Driving (SCD)
To attend this course you must have received a letter from the police.
Drivers that attend this course significantly reduce their chances of being involved in a crash and of being caught for the same offence in the next 2 to 3 years.
This course is offered as an alternative to prosecution for some road traffic incidents.
The course lasts 1 day (8 hours) and includes tea and coffee at registration, and a further break will be provided.
It is a mixture of classroom discussion and practical driving.
The course is not a driving test. You can however fail it by driving in an unsafe manner causing your practical drive to be ended by the instructor.
You will be provided with a fully insured modern car for the practical driving sessions. If you have a particular need and your own car is adapted for those needs, it can be used after approval by us.
You can attend only one National Driver Alertness 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 attending the Safe and Considerate Driving course you should:
- Agree to the terms and conditions (PDF, 96.6 KB)
- Read the medical fitness advice from GOV.UK. Make sure the DVLA are kept up to date.
To book call us on 03000 41 82 82.
You must provide:
- driving licence number
- contact number
- any additional needs
- automatic or manual vehicle driver
For information about how we use and share your personal information for the purpose of booking a driver improvement course, read our privacy statement.
The course costs £194. This is non-refundable.
You must produce your driving licence when attending the course.
It is a requirement for you to produce photographic identification that is in date when attending the course as stated in the offer letter by the Police and on the NDORS (National Driver Offending Re-training Scheme) website.
If you do not have a valid photo-card driving licence, the old style licence may be produced with another form of photographic identification. Below are examples of what may be used / accepted:
- valid photographic driving licence
- valid passport
- valid police warrant card/ badge
- citizen card
- SMART card
- photographic disabled badge
- photographic university/ college ID card
- council issued bus pass (senior citizens only)
- valid photographic EU or Swiss national identity card
- valid armed forces identity card
- valid employees identity pass
- valid Government
- electoral identity card
- NUS (National Union of Students) photographic card
- photographic company ID card of a nationally recognised company
- young scot card
If you have any questions concerning your photo identification, which is a requirement to attend the course, you should contact KCC Driver Improvement team on 03000 41 82 82, 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.
We usually hold courses at the following venues in Kent:
|Innovation Centre|| |
Innovation Centre Medway
|Oakwood House Hotel||Oakwood House Hotel|
In bad weather, please call us on 03000 41 81 81 for up to date information about closed venues.
**Addresses shown above correspond with those Royal Mail hold.