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Young Driver Awareness

The Young Driver Awareness Course (YDAC) offers drivers, aged between 17 and 25, an educational course and online eLearning modules, instead of a fine and points on their driving licence

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About the course

The Young Driver Scheme helps drivers to understand the risks, and potential dangers, of their driving decisions.

The scheme offers drivers aged between 17 and 25 an educational course and online eLearning modules, instead of a fine and points on their driving licence.

The educational course element is 3 hours long,* and is followed by four eLearning 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 varies 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.

* 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.

Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Why you should attend

Local to you

Local venues available throughout England and Northern Ireland


Young drivers say they benefit from the experience


Training in a relaxed environment


Choose a date and time that suits you and easy to book online or by phone - evenings and weekends may be available


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