National Speed Awareness Course

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The National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC) is designed to cover low-end speeding offences detected by automatic camera devices and police officers. The course gives drivers and riders essential advice to help them change their on-road behaviour and reduce reoffending.

Motorists will develop their knowledge of speed limits, recognise the negative consequences of speeding, understand the benefits of complying with speed limits and be motivated to drive or ride at a safe speed.

  • 4 hours
  • Up to 24 participants
  • Price dependent on police force area
  • Classroom interactive workshop
  • We deliver the course in Avon & Somerset, Cumbria, Devon & Cornwall, Gwent, North Wales, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, South Wales, South Yorkshire, West Mercia, West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire

Reasons to attend

Speed limitYou are less likely to have another speeding offence.

You do not need to pay the fine and penalty points will not be added to your licence.

Attendance on a NDORS course is not a conviction.

VenuesLocal venues available throughout England and Wales.

The National Speed Awareness course allows "speeding" offenders to be offered a course in the area of their choice instead of points on their licence.

"I attended the national speed awareness course, for my sins... I just wanted to take the opportunity to say how impressed I was with the course and, in particular, with the course leaders. I was expecting it to be a bit of a shaming exercise and potentially quite boring but I found myself really engaged and interested the whole way through. Garrad and Jacqui were brilliant at keeping it interesting and humorous whilst still reinforcing the serious and important messages. Suffice to say I have since been extra careful about my speed, going from someone who was perhaps a little bit reckless to someone who now sees it as their duty to set the example!" Daniel Armitstead, Weston-super-Mare

Participant benefits

Vehicle typeDevelop understanding of what the speed limit is for vehicle and road type​.

Understand why a few mph makes a difference to safety.

DrivingControl the speed of your vehicle and select a safe speed.

Rules complianceBe aware of the risks of breaking the speed limit rules and take responsibility to comply with them.

Course details

Who should attend

Anyone who has been referred by the police to attend a National Speed Awareness Course.

Delivery method

The interactive workshop is relaxed and informative and facilitated by a licenced NDORS (National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme) trainer. There is no police involvement.

Course requirements

Arrive early
You must arrive on time for registration. Late arrivals will be refused entry and their case may be referred back to the police.

Valid identification
Upon arrival at your course, you will be required to produce photographic identification for validation such as any type of photographic ID that confirms a likeness to you. This must be a physical document; digital copies will not be accepted. If you do not have photographic ID, you will be required to produce 2 forms of ID such as your police offer letter and a signed bank card. Failure to provide any of the above will result in your exclusion from the course. If you are excluded from the course, then a rearrangement fee will be required to book another.

No driving/test
This is a theory-only, classroom-based course with no driving or test.

Eligibility
You
 must not have taken a National Speed Awareness Course in the 3 years prior to the most recent offence.

Terms and conditions
This is a quick glance of the course requirements. For more details, refer to our terms and conditions.

Fees incurred to alter booking

Yes, providing there is sufficient time within the deadline given by the police. You can change the time, date and venue of the course once you have booked. However, there is a charge incurred for changing your booking (see below) which is outlined in our terms and conditions. If you wish to alter/cancel your course date and time within:

  • 14 days of your original booking date, it is free of charge to alter/full course fee refunded if cancelled.
  • From 15 days after your booking but 8 days before your course date, there is a £25 rearrangement/cancellation fee.
  • 7 days before your course, up to and including the course date, there is a £45 rearrangement/cancellation fee.
  • If you fail to attend your course and wish to book another, a £45 rearrangement fee will be required.

In the event of you being unable to attend or complete a course due to illness, a rearrangement fee will be applicable. This may be refunded upon receipt of a medical certificate and after review by us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend the course without valid ID?

If you arrive without valid identification you will be refused entry to the course and providing you have sufficient time within your completion date, you will be required to rearrange the course which will incur a rearrangement fee.

What happens if I am late or unable to attend?

You may be able to rebook, providing there is sufficient time within the deadline by the police, which will incur a rearrangement fee.

If you are ill, you will need to contact us as soon as possible. You will be required to provide a doctor's certificate.

Can I fail the course?

If you complete the course in a satisfactory way you cannot fail. This means you must:

Attend the full session.

Demonstrate a willingness to have more positive attitude to road safety.

Make a positive contribution to the course.

If you do not manage all these requirements you will be considered to have not completed the course in a satisfactory way and your case will be referred back to the police.

Can I attend the course voluntarily?

No, you can only attend the course if you have received the offer from the police following an alleged traffic offence.

However, we offer a wide variety of driver training services. Please visit 'driver education and coaching' for more information.

Do I need to sign in?

Upon arrival, please locate the trainer for registration. The trainer will check your identification and mark your attendance before the course commences.

Do the police run the course?

The police are not involved in the delivery of the course, however, they will be notified once you have attended and completed to ensure that no further action is taken against you for this incident.

What happens if the course is cancelled?

In the event of your course being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we will reschedule it as soon as possible free of charge.

We will email or write to clients advising of the re-arrangement.

What do I have to do after attending the course?

Nothing. Once you have attended and completed the course TTC will update the system to state that you have attended and completed. This will also update the national police database and no further action will be taken.

Do you provide food?

No. You will have to bring your own lunch if you wish to eat during the break.

Can I do the course in another language?

Courses are delivered in the English language. In Gwent, North and South Wales, some courses are also available in the Welsh language. If your understanding of English is not sufficient to be able to understand and participate in the course then you can bring a friend or family member to act as a translator for you free of charge. You must inform us that you are bringing someone with you to translate.

If you have notified us that you are bringing an interpreter, this must be the person named on the booking. They must bring photo ID and be aged 16 or over.

If you arrive at the course without an interpreter and the trainer feels that you are unable to understand them and the course content sufficiently then you will be unable to complete the course. This is because it is important for all participants to be able to understand the trainer and the course content in order to gain the intended experience and knowledge from the session.

Is a hearing loop available?

Some of the course venues have hearing loops or can provide hearing loops but some do not have this facility. If you require a hearing loop please contact us and we will do everything we can to accommodate this need.

Is there any reading or writing involved?

You are given a course booklet that has space to make notes but is only for your records, it is not handed in at the end of the course.

Attendee feedback on the course