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Find out how to apply to be a Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) course provider, and read our guidance for providers.

Applying to run a DDRS course

DDRS courses can only be approved by the Welsh Government.

If you are a member of an organisation that would like to deliver DDRS courses, you should complete the DDRS application for course approval. You must meet the criteria provided in the DDRS course approval evidence requirements document.

The DDRS quality assurance model explains how we ensure that courses are suitable, and how we quality assure the course after approval has been granted. Further information on course approval is also provided in the DDRS guidance for course providers.  If we consider your course suitable, you will be granted approval to deliver the course. If not, we will provided written feedback explaining why we have not approved your application.

Guidance for course providers

If you are a course provider you must read the DDRS guidance for course providers. It is split into the following 4 sections:

  • Part 1 - "Introduction and aim" is an introduction to the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) and sets out its aim.
  • Part 2 - "Approval of DDRS courses" sets out the approach of the Welsh Government to the approval of courses under the DDRS
  • Part 3 - "The conduct of approved courses" consists of guidance to providers of approved DDRS courses in Wales issued under the Welsh Government’s powers in section 34C (1) of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (RTOA)
  • Part 4 - "The role of the courts" explains the role of the courts and is intended as a brief guide to their role in relation to the DDRS for those providing courses and those attending them

Courses must follow the DDRS syllabus (external link) which sets out the framework for the delivery of all courses.