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National Driver Alertness Course

The National Driver Alertness Course (NDAC) is an alternative to a fine and penalty points for people who have been caught driving without due care and attention or driving without reasonable consideration for other road users.

If you have been offered a place by the police, you can book by calling 01522 805940.

This is a theory and practical driving course but you will not need to use your own vehicle.

At the end of the course, you will be assessed by an LRSP-approved driving instructor. If your driving is still not considered to be of a safe standard we will refund you £40 and refer you back to the issuing police authority for further action.

Upon successful completion, clients should be able to:

  • Appreciate why certain actions whilst driving are unsafe
  • Demonstrate consideration for other road users
  • Identify how to reduce the risk of being involved in future incidents

Course details

The course costs £175 which is payable by debit or credit card at the time of booking. Cash payments are only accepted by booking at the LRSP offices in Lincoln during normal office hours.

Courses are available at the following venues:

  • Lincoln - Witham House, First Floor, The Pelham Centre, Canwick Road, LN5 8HE
  • Boston - Boston Enterprise Centre, Venture House, Enterprise Way, PE21 7TW

View further venue information and parking guidance.

These one-day courses run from 9am to around 4.30pm. A buffet lunch is provided and refreshments are available to purchase but food is not permitted in the training rooms.

Every effort will be made to accommodate any special requirements providing you have informed us at the time of booking (eg breastfeeding facilities, taking medication etc).

If you are unable to book online, call 01522 805940 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 4.30pm on Friday.

If you do not wish to attend a course in Lincolnshire, refer to the list of providers enclosed within your paperwork from the police.

Course requirements

  • You must register 15 minutes before the start time. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • You must bring a valid photocard driving licence or your paper licence with another form of photographic ID (see terms and conditions for the list of acceptable IDs)
  • If you have notified us that you are bringing an interpreter, this must be the person named on the booking. They must bring photo ID and be aged 16 or over.

If you fail to produce the required documentation, you will not be admitted and a rearrangement fee will apply (see below), subject to the police deadline for completion and availability.

If you cannot provide a valid driving licence/photographic ID, contact Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership on 01522 805800 for advice.

Cancellations, re-booking and non-attendance

All changes made by you to the time and date of a booking are subject to the police deadline for completion, availability and fees:

Cancellation or re-arrangement of course more than 10 days before original course dateFree of charge
Cancellation or rearrangement of course date within 10 days of original course date (up to the day before course)
£100 fee charged
Cancellation on day of course or failure to attend£49 refund
Failure to attend/complete the course but another course date is booked with LRSP within 72 hours
£100 fee charged
Failure to attend/complete the course but new course date cannot be offered£49 refund


  • If you are unable to attend, you may be able to amend or to cancel your booking online. If you cannot do this, call 01522 782068.
  • If you are unable to attend due to illness or the death of an immediate relative, you will be required to book a new course within 72 hours and you will be charged £25. If you provide a medical certificate or appropriate confirmation of a death within seven days, or at any other time agreed with LRSP, you will be refunded the charge.
  • If you are late, you will not be admitted and a re-arrangement fee will apply, subject to the police deadline for completion and availability.
  • If you do not attend, you will be referred back to your issuing police authority for further action. Your course fee will not be refunded. You will receive a £49 refund.
  • If you are disruptive or uncooperative during the course, you will be asked to leave and referred back to your issuing police authority for further action. You will receive a £49 refund.

Further information

You may not be required to declare your attendance to your insurance company but it is your responsibility to ensure you comply with their requirements.

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Last updated: 15 December 2017

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