Young driver scheme

Young driver scheme

For young drivers between 17 and 25 years of age

 

Young driver scheme

Young driver scheme

The aim of the Young Driver Scheme is to enable young drivers to gain a fuller understanding of the dangers and potential consequences of their driving decisions. The Scheme provides drivers, between 17 and 25 years of age, with an offer of an educational course and online e-learning modules, instead of a fine and points on their driving licence.

Why should you attend this Driver Awareness course?

  • Venues available throughout the Police force area where your offence took place
  • E-learning element can be completed from home
  • Choose a date and time to suit you – evenings and weekends may be available
  • Training in a relaxed environment
  • No driving required
  • Young drivers say they benefit from the experience
  • Avoid fine and points or court
  • Easy to book online or by phone

The educational course element is 3 hours* in duration and is followed by four e-learning modules to be completed online within 21 days of the course date.Once all e-learning modules have been completed you’ll take a short test. The test must be passed within 30 days of the workshop date. The price will vary depending on the location you choose. The course will look to give you:

  • An enhanced understanding of the types of crashes new drivers are involved in and their causation factors
  • A reduced level of crash involvement
  • An understanding of why new drivers are more at risk

The Young Driver Scheme is run in both the Thames Valley and Police Service Northern Ireland force areas. We do offer a selection of venues within each force area to keep travelling distances to a minimum. However, please note that you can only attend a course in the Police force area where your offence took place.

Find out more about the Young Driver Scheme, please see our FAQs page

FAQs

*Due to a new syllabus being introduced, the details of your course may differ slightly to those stated here - please see area specific pages to see which details are applicable to you.

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