National Driver Alertness Course

The police offer this course as an alternative to prosecution for driving without due care and attention, or without due consideration for other road users.

To book your place please call:
01992 556818
or 555181 (Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm).

Before you start...

You'll need the following to book onto this course:

  • your driving licence number

  • a debit or credit card.

This course costs £175 in Hertfordshire.

Course information

The Driver Alertness course combines a mixture of classroom discussion and practical driving. We'll provide you with a fully insured car.

There is no formal driving test.

The course is normally held in Hatfield. We'll give you more details when you call to book a place.

This is a 1 day course, from 9am – 5pm.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time. You won't be allowed to take part if you're late.

You must show your driving licence with photo ID on arrival to take part.

Special requirements

Tell us in advance if you have any special requirements. Call us on 01992 556818 or 555181.

Special requirements may include arranging:

  • instalment payments – the course must be fully paid for in advance

  • a private room for breastfeeding

  • an interpreter.


All of our training venues have wheelchair access and reserved parking spaces for blue badge holders.

What to do in severe weather

If there’s snow or flooding on the day of your course, call the venue to check it’s still going ahead.

Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel: 01707 275701


If you can't make it because of weather conditions, or for any other reason, please contact us on 01992 556818 or 555181 to arrange a new date. You can't re-book online.

Will my information be kept confidential?

Yes. We will keep your attendance information for 1 year.  We will tell the police about your attendance once you have completed the course.

The police will then keep your information for 7 years.