This course is for the driver who demonstrates carelessness or under performance.

The decision to offer this course should always be based on an objective assessment of the offender’s act or omission as to whether it amounts to:

  • A lapse of concentration;
  • An error of judgement;
  • A general mistake, or
  • A lack of awareness of the law pertaining to the offence that he or she has committed, that has not had wider consequences (i.e. a collision).

The course aims to raise driver’s awareness of individual driving skills deficits and to start the process that will allow drivers to addressing them.

Once a motorist has completed a course they will be ineligible for another course offer if they reoffend within 3 years of the original offence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving 4 Change is a practical, on-road driving course under the supervision of an approved driving instructor.

The course is 2 hours 15 minutes in duration and there are usually 2 clients to a car, so part of this time will be spent as a passenger watching another person drive. This is an opportunity for you to learn.

Yes, a fully insured car will be provided for you. You need to inform the course organiser in advance if you drive an automatic car or if you have a disability that affects your driving.

The course is run by approved driving instructors who are qualified to deliver educational courses. Police officers take no part in the course.

The cost of the course if completed within the Dyfed-Powys area is £95, this fee can vary if you choose to complete a course in a different area. You must pay the fee in full when you book your course.

The courses are held in numerous venues across the Dyfed Powys area. If there isn’t a course available within your area, please contact the Driver Re-Training Scheme on 01267 226479 who can arrange a course for you. If you do not live in the Dyfed-Powys area, please go online to view all other areas and Service Providers at https://offer.ndors.org.uk

There is no test to pass, but you are required to "complete the course in a satisfactory way". This means you must make a positive contribution to the course by participating fully.

You can book a course online by going to https://www.dyfed-powys-driver-retraining-courses.co.uk/ or by phoning 01267 226479 (phones lines are open between 09.00am and 12.30pm. There is an answer phone facility outside of these times or if phone lines are busy).

Courses are available through the medium of English and Welsh.

Satisfactory completion of the course, which means:

  • Attending all sessions;
  • Completing all course paperwork;
  • Displaying a positive attitude to road safety;
  • Demonstrating a willingness to improve you driving skills and attitudes to road safety.

If you do not manage all these requirements, you will be considered to have not completed the course in a satisfactory way.

If booking a course within the Dyfed Powys Police area, booking details including any special requirements will be processed via the Fastform Online Booking system hosted by Clarity Information Solutions Ltd for the purpose of booking your place onto a National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme course as a result of you having committed a traffic offence in contravention of road traffic legislation. Details will be provided to course trainers for the purpose of course registration and for any necessary measures to be put in place on the day of your course.

Outside of the Dyfed-Powys Police Area

For information on service providers and venues outside of the Dyfed-Powys police area visit the NDORS Police UK website, or Driver Improvement website.

Course Venues

The courses are held in numerous venues across the Dyfed-Powys area. If there isn’t a course available within your area, please contact the Driver Re-Training Scheme on 01267 226479 who can arrange a course for you.

Booking / Further Information

If you have any queries or questions not covered within this information or you want to book a place on this course, please contact:

Dyfed-Powys Police, Police HQ, PO Box 99,  Llangunnor, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 2PF

Phone: 01267 226479.  (Phone lines are open between 09.00am and 12.30pm. There is an answer phone facility outside of these times or if phone lines are busy).
E-mail:
 CJITNDORS@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

If you have any special requirements (e.g. translator / interpreter required, specific requirements in respect of disability, breastfeeding facilities or any medical condition which could impact on your attendance on the course, Contact Us before booking.

Client Feedback

  • "Leaving the course recharged with driving techniques"
  • "It made me think and be far more aware.  I thought I was a fair driver - this made me realise I had to think more"
  • "I enjoyed the courses as it gave me the knowledge of COAST, which I think every driver would benefit from.  It also made it easier that the course trainer was friendly and helpful"