What’s Driving Us Course (WDU)

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 attending the What's Driving Us course you should:

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The course costs £90. You can pay by debit or credit card. This is non-refundable.

Book a course online

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.

Location name Address
Innovation Centre

Innovation Centre Medway
Maidstone Road
Chatham
Kent
ME5 9FD

Oakwood House HotelOakwood House Hotel
Oakwood Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8AE

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.