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Annex A: Details of course providers and courses

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Devon County Council

Devon Driver's Centre
Westpoint
Clyst St Mary
Exeter
Devon
EX5 1DJ

Tel: 01392 444773 (Course Manager), 01392 446269 (Admin)
Fax: 01392 444532 (Admin)
Email: drinkdrive@devon.gov.uk (Course Administrator),
Tony.Aspinall@devon.gov.uk(Course Manager)

Contact name: Teresa Fisher (Course Administrator), Tony Aspinall (Course Manager)

Details of Course

Maximum number of places per course: 20

Timing of course sessions: Weekdays, some Saturdays.

Total length of course (in hours): 20

Average number of sessions: 3

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Cheque, Debit/Credit Cards, Postal Order

Fee (concessions): £150 (£100). £25 deposit to secure a place, balance to be fully paid 3 weeks before course begins which can be made by informal instalments if wished.

Areas covered

Devon (Central): Exeter; Devon (North): Barnstaple; Devon (South): Torquay; Newton Abbot ; Devon (West): Plymouth

Details of course content

Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance Standard and Beacon Status for Road Safety 2006-7, Devon County Council courses are each run with 2 local, professional trainers per course to facilitate a purposeful learning environment as we believe that course delivery, as much as course content, leaves a lasting, positive impression. Our courses are part of Devon County Council's road safety intervention for casualty reduction and are designed to challenge and inform participant's attitudes and reduce the likelihood of re-offending. Our course trainers utilise Cognitive Behavioural Theory offence analysis with a variety of teaching and presentation methods to maximise client participation and contribution and to minimise the use of formal lecturing. We expect every course member to participate in each course activity to the best of their ability and have a policy of inclusion to ensure that the course is accessible to all referred clients who wish to attend.

At the end of the course, each participant will leave with an individual action plan which identifies their past and future drinking and driving risk situations to help them avoid committing a further drink-drive offence. We actively a personal limit of zero if driving and aim to give our course participants a positive view of themselves as non-drinking drivers. 

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