New UKROEd Video Promotes Welsh Language Courses

Press Release | March 2022

TTC Group | Welsh Language Video Partnership

New video aims to encourage greater uptake of Welsh language education courses for speeding drivers

An informative new video from UKROEd will encourage drivers who need to complete a speed awareness course - or other behaviour change course - to do so using the Welsh language.

UKROEd, the organisation responsible for the management of the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS), offers drivers and riders the opportunity to complete any of its behaviour change courses in Welsh or English.

Feedback suggests that some Welsh speakers are reluctant to choose the Welsh option because they fear the language used in the course environment may be too technical or academic for them.

The video is designed to allay these fears and to give more people confidence in choosing to complete a course in Welsh.

The four main courses for drivers and riders are available in Welsh and English. These courses are:

  • National Speed Awareness Course
  • National Motorway Awareness Course
  • Safe, Considerate Driving
  • What’s Driving Us

Drivers and riders can sign up for a Welsh or English course at the time of booking, as well as  choosing either to attend a classroom session or to complete the course online.

UKROEd’s Welsh Language Champion Iestyn Davies commented:
“Someone who needs to complete one of our courses may well be feeling apprehensive about going on a Welsh speaking course. With this video we hope to minimise concerns and to ensure that people attending one of our courses have as positive an experience as possible."

“We are committed to making that difference through the medium of Welsh. This short video explains how we make the courses easy to follow and how we avoid the use of complicated terminology. So if  you need to attend in the near future, you know you will be very welcome on a Welsh language course.”

Background information
The offer of a course as an alternative to a fine (and in some cases penalty points) is entirely at the discretion of individual police forces. As such, UKROEd has no control over the numbers of people attending courses.

Acceptance of a course offer is a matter for individual drivers and riders, who also have the option to take the fixed penalty (and points) or to attend court. Again, UKROEd has no control over who accepts a course or where they choose to attend their course. 

Notes for editors
UKROEd is the not-for-profit organisation which has been responsible for the nationwide management and administration of the police National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) since April 2016.

Press release issued on behalf of UKROEd by James Luckhurst (, 07770 608153).

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