Driver Education Workshops Courses - During the Coronavirus Outbreak

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All classroom courses have been cancelled until 31st August 2020.

If you are booked on a classroom course before this date, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND. Please call our office to discuss your file on 0116 305 8787, within the opening hours below.

We are now running digital courses as an alternative to the classroom course. These will be available until the classroom courses resume from Tuesday 1st September 2020. Please note: the Loughborough Beaumanor Hall Venue is temporarily unavailable for classroom courses until further notice.

If you are booked on a classroom course after this date, please attend unless instructed otherwise.

If you need to contact us, our telephone opening hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Please be aware, we are expecting a high volume of calls, so we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Alternatively, you can email drivereducation@leics.gov.uk

National Motorway Awareness Courses: Course Content

The course is a 3 hours 45-minute classroom-based theory session including a break and registration, there is no practical on-road element involved in this course. The course aims at increasing knowledge of the meaning of smart motorway signs. Improve understanding of why variable speed limits and lane closures are imposed, and how to use emergency areas safely and appropriately. Increase awareness of the risks of breaking rules on smart motorways, and your personal responsibility for decisions about complying with rules on smart motorways. The course will also aim to Increase your perception of control over complying with smart motorway regulations.

What does a course involve?

The course is an interactive workshop, combining discussion, group work and presentations. It has been designed to be participative and informative.

Who takes the course?

It is presented by 2 professional, specially trained tutors who have a road safety background. The course will be delivered in a friendly non-confrontational manner.

Why should I attend?

The National Motorway Awareness Course gives you the opportunity to review your approach to driving and perhaps do this for the first time since your driving test. Through presentations and discussions you will gain insight into the decisions that people make on the road and what motivates you as a driver. You will not be judged on the way you drive, rather we encourage you to think about your driving in more detail and to reduce the risk of a further incident.

What is expected from you?

By agreeing to attend the course you must successfully complete the course, which involves:

  • Participating fully
  • Making a positive contribution to the course