We are currently offering online and limited classroom courses within Leicestershire. If you are unable to attend a course online and wish to book a classroom course, please contact our customer care team on 0116 305 8787 to discuss this option further.
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?
This course is available as an online course that you can do from a private location of your choice or as a classroom course 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.)
(Please note: These venue are currently unavailable – 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.
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.
When do the courses run?
We currently offer this as an online or classroom course. Course days may vary throughout the month, Monday to Friday, details as follows:
Online Course Times:
- Morning Course (AM) – 8:30am till 11:15am
- Afternoon Course (PM) – 1:00pm till 3:45pm
Occasionally Evening and Saturday courses may be held and you may be offered this as an alternative to normal courses.
Classroom Course Times:
- Morning Course (AM) – 8:45am till 11:30am
- Afternoon Course (PM) – 12:30pm till 3:15pm
Please note late arrivals will not be allowed into the course as this causes disruption to the class.
What are the COVID requirements for attending a Classroom Course?
As per the current Government advice:
Please consider wearing a face covering – face coverings and face masks can help reduce the chance of you spreading infection to others, especially in crowded and enclosed spaces, and may protect you from becoming infected by some respiratory viruses.
When attending a course, we ask that you follow these basic rules of good hygiene to help to protect you and others from COVID-19 as well as many other common infections:
- cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze
- wash your hands
- clean your surroundings
If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and you have a high temperature or do not feel well, you are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Please call our office on 0116 305 8787 to discuss your file further.
Are refreshments and a meal available?
Water coolers are available on site. No meals will be provided during the course.
How many people will be on the course?
Online Courses: There may be approximately 10 people on an iCourse.
Classroom Courses: There may be approximately 12 people on the course.
What do I need to bring with me on the day?
On arrival for your course, you will be asked to show original Photographic Identification to our trainer. Please be aware, digital copies or photocopies will not be accepted.
Examples of acceptable Photo ID are:
- Photocard Driving Licence
- A valid passport
- An expired passport, providing you are recognisable
- Formal ID Cards (armed forces, police, student union, company ID card)
- Tachograph Card
- Local Authority/Taxi ID
- Blue Badge (parking for people with disabilities)
- Firearms Certificate/Shotgun Licence
Failure to produce the above documentation to our Trainer, will disqualify you from attending the course and the matter will be referred back to the Police
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://www.ukroed.org.uk/courses/find-course/
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 requirements, 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.