Online Speed Courses may be a permanent solution
Press release | October 2020
Driver offender rehabilitation courses, such as the Speed Awareness Course, may be permanently held online, following successful delivery during the coronavirus lockdown.
TTC Group, the UK’s largest provider of UK Road Offender Education (UKROEd) accredited courses, says support for virtual courses continues to gain traction from all stakeholders.
The benefits of holding courses online include; availability, time saved and reduced travel requirements.
Virtual classrooms have also given rise to specific benefits for special populations – individuals overseas, those in rural areas and, more specifically, TTC Group hosted a course dedicated to the hard of hearing.
Sharon Haynes, TTC Group’s Client Services Director (pictured), said:
“It’s all about making a positive difference, whether that is by creating safer motorists or by addressing key social issues in the areas we operate in."
“Online or in person these rehabilitation programmes can have a positive, life changing influence on people and it is so important to offer as many people as possible convenient access to them."
“The move to virtual classrooms continues to prove a major success and we look forward to understanding more of the impact of this in the near future.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, TTC Group switched to virtual courses and transferred all pre-booked ‘physical’ National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme course attendees to a digital solution.
Sharon Haynes added:
“This really did change the face of the driver offender rehabilitation programme and acts as a great template to consider what we can do in association with UKROEd moving ahead to benefit all key stakeholders from individual drivers, police forces, other road users and employers alike."
“However, there is still much work to be done behind the scenes and we are working alongside UKROEd to ensure the emerging benefits are supported by key data insights.”
TTC Group recently celebrated a significant milestone in pandemic-friendly online course delivery, with people from around the world completing 100,000 virtual road safety courses despite the COVID-19 pandemic.