Speed Awareness Courses: FAQs

How much does the course cost?

The cost of the course is ninety one pounds (£91), made payable to Leicestershire County Council. This fee is non-refundable, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Can I pay by instalments?

The course fee is a set amount and cannot be reduced or paid in instalments.

Where will the course be held?

The National Speed Awareness Courses are held at the following locations:

Driver Education Workshops, Bridge Business Park, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8BL. (Please note: We have 2 workshops rooms A & B at this location.)

Leicestershire County Council, Driver Education Workshops Building, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RA. 

Beaumanor Hall, Beaumanor Drive, Woodhouse, Loughborough, Leicester, LE12 8TX.

You will be able to choose which venue you would prefer at the time of booking the course, depending on availability.

When do the courses run?

Courses are run Monday to Friday, details as follows:

  • Morning Course (AM) – 8:45am till 12:45pm
  • Afternoon Course (PM) – 1:30pm till 5:30pm

Occasionally Evening and Saturday courses may be held and you may be offered this as an alternative to normal courses.

Please note late arrivals will not be allowed into the course as this causes disruption to the class.

What are the parking facilities?

Please note there is an onsite visitor’s car park at Bridge Business Park, County Hall Glenfield and Beaumanor Hall as shown on our map. Please allow sufficient time as you will have to make other arrangements should this be full.

When arriving for a course at Glenfield – County Hall Venue, please be aware that you will only be able to gain access to the Driver Education Workshops car park from:

Morning Course: 8:15am
Afternoon Course: 1:20pm

Due to limited parking within the Driver Education Car Park please use all available parking bays by double parking.

You must only park within the designated Driver Education Workshop car park while attending the course, parking in other areas of County Hall is not permitted.

Are refreshments and a meal available?

Beverages only, No meals will be provided during the course.

How many people will be on the course?

There may be approximately 25 people on the course.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?

you MUST BRING YOUR DRIVING LICENCE, which will be:

EITHER: A photo card driving licence. (Please note – the paper counterpart licence which was issued with photo-card licences until June 2015, is no longer valid and will not be accepted as proof of your driving licence.)

OR: An old-style paper driving licence TOGETHER WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION. Such as your passport, employment ID card, bus pass. Please contact our office if you need further clarification.

If for some reason you do not have your driving licence available for attending the course, we may be able to help. Please contact the office on 0116 305 8787, giving us at least 24 hours notice before your course date.

Failure to produce the above documentation will disqualify you from attending the course.

Can I change my course date?

Course dates can only be changed in exceptional circumstances. Evidence will be required in certain situations. If you are offered a new date no further dates will be offered thereafter.

What happens if I arrive late?

You must arrive on time for your course. Late arrivals may be refused entry and, unless under exceptional circumstances, will have their files returned to the Police and the offer of a Speed Awareness Course withdrawn.

What happens if I leave early?

You are required to complete the full course. Failure to do so will result in your file being returned to the Police and the offer of a Speed Awareness Course withdrawn.

What happens if I do not attend?

If you do not attend the course, and fail to provide evidence of exceptional circumstances, your file will be returned to the Police.

I don’t live in Leicester; can I attend elsewhere?

Providing your chosen area caters fully for your needs, it may be possible to transfer your course to another area. For details of course venues, please visit https://ndors.org.uk/index.php/courses/locations

Can I attend voluntarily?

At this time courses are only offered on a referral basis from the Police.

Do I need to inform the police I have attended?

No, the Driver Education administration team will update the National Driver Offender Retraining (NDORS) database with your attendance. Your Police force will be notified accordingly.

I have special needs, can these be accommodated?

If you have any special requirements (e.g. wheelchair user, interpreter), please contact us before booking a course online to ensure we can accommodate your needs.

If I offend again, will I be able to attend another course?

You cannot attend another course within three years of the original offence.