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.
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.
- Virtual classroom delivery through Zoom
- 2 hours 45 minutes course time
- Up to 9 participants (virtual classroom course)
- Up to 24 participants (classroom courses)
- Price dependent on police force area
- Interactive and engaging workshop
- We deliver the course in Avon & Somerset, Cumbria, Devon & Cornwall, Gwent, North Wales, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, South Wales, South Yorkshire, Transport for London (Metropolitan Police Service area), West Mercia, West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire
Reasons to attend
You 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.
Local venues available throughout England and Wales.
Do you need an interpreter to complete a course?
Our courses are delivered in English or Welsh languages only. It is important to understand the course content to be able to complete the course. Find out more about how an interpreter can help.
Flexible Course Payment Options
TTC offers a range of course payment options to best meet your needs, including:
- Debit / Credit Card
- Scheduled Payments
- Postal Order
- Banker’s Draft
- BACS transfer
- Mobile Banking App payment
Choice of Course Dates & Times
TTC offers a comprehensive choice of courses to give you the greatest opportunity to complete a course, no matter your personal commitments, including:
- Choice of course start times
- Choice of course dates
- Evening courses
- Weekend course dates
- Online course delivery
- Choice of course locations (classroom)
"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
Develop understanding of what the speed limit is for vehicle and road type.
Understand why a few mph makes a difference to safety.
Control the speed of your vehicle and select a safe speed.
Be aware of the risks of breaking the speed limit rules and take responsibility to comply with them.
- 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
You must arrive on time for registration. Late arrivals will be refused entry and their case may be referred back to the police.
You must produce Photo ID in order to attend the course This must be a physical document; digital copies will not be accepted. Failure to produce Photo ID will lead to your exclusion. Every effort will be made to offer an alternative date, provided there is sufficient availability and time within the police deadline. A further rearrangement fee will be required. If you do not have Photo ID, you will need to speak to the Police Force who referred you for the course, prior to your course date.
This is a theory-only, classroom-based course with no driving or test.
You must not have taken a National Speed Awareness Course in the 3 years prior to the most recent offence.
- Fees incurred to alter booking
Providing there is sufficient time within the deadline given by the police, you can change your course once you have booked. There may be a rearrangement fee for changing your course, which is outlined in our course terms and conditions.
In the event of you being unable to attend or complete your 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.
Attendee feedback on the course
Speed Awareness course: Nick Hodgson
Speed Awareness course: Richard Madeley
Speed Awareness course: Chris Burnham