The National Speed Awareness course is a 4 hour course (with a 15 minute break) designed for drivers who have exceed the legal speed limit. This may have been due to a lapse in concentration or because of a lack of awareness of the limit for the road.
The course contains a mixture of presentations, discussions and activities.
We’re not going to lecture you or tell you that you have done something wrong. Instead we’re going to get you thinking about the consequences of speeding and to explore the advantages and disadvantages of speeding.
The course aim is to contribute towards safer communities by increasing clients’ intention to drive at an appropriate speed within the speed limit.
The quickest and easiest way to book and pay for your course is using the link below. To book your place, please click the link below and follow the on-screen instructions.
YOU WILL NEED YOUR DRIVING LICENCE NUMBER AND A VALID DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD TO MAKE THE BOOKING. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH OR CHEQUE PAYMENTS
IF YOU ARE BOOKING A COURSE ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE CALL: 0345 600 1291 PRIOR TO MAKING THE BOOKING
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ONLINE PLEASE CALL: 0345 606 6043
No. Call takers can access the same range of venues and dates as you can online. All confirmed courses are open and available until fully booked. Additional courses are not available on request. Courses are filled on a first come, first served basis and you will have to be prepared to travel if your first venue choice is unavailable. Courses are offered as an alternative to Police prosecution and clients are expected to make themselves available to attend a course
Please check you have entered your driving licence number correctly (as shown on the booking screen)
If you are still unable to book a course, you may have had your offer withdrawn and will need further assistance from the Road Safety team. Please call: 0345 600 1291 or email: NDORS.email@example.com
The cost of the course is ninety pounds (£90 GBP). This fee is non-refundable.
The course fee is a set amount and cannot be reduced or paid in instalments. The course must be paid for in full at the time of booking by debit or credit card. Cash/cheques are not accepted.
The courses are held at venues in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft. Ipswich is the main centre with the majority of courses and places are offered on a first come, first serve basis. If courses in other areas are full and you wish to take the course in Suffolk, you would need to be prepared to travel to Ipswich
Courses are delivered Mon-Fri in Ipswich, Lowestoft and BSE.
Saturday courses are only available Ipswich
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.
Changes to course dates will incur a £50 admin fee
To re-book a course, please call: 0345 600 1291
You will be required to produce your full driving licence, ensuring that your photocard has not expired, at the start of the course. If your licence does not include a photograph please provide additional photographic evidence, such as a passport, or suitable alternative*. Failure to produce the above documentation may disqualify you from participating and the matter will be referred back to the Police.
*For further information on 'suitable alternatives' please call: 0345 600 1291
There is no test, but you must attend and complete the whole course, make a positive contribution through participating and show that you have a responsible attitude towards safe driving. You must also show respect for others on the course and their health and safety.
Parking is available, but not guaranteed at any of the sites. We would recommend that you look at alternate means of travel and allow plenty of time for your journey. Please visit the following sites for more travel options:
For cycle routes: www.greenSuffolk.org/travel
For public transport information: www.suffolkonboard.com
Please note late arrivals will not be allowed into the course and the file will be returned to the Police
Tea, coffee and water are provided free of charge, but we do not provide snacks or meals
There is likely to be approximately 20 people on the course.
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. Any re-booking will incur a fee of £50.00
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.
If you do not attend the course, and fail to provide evidence of exceptional circumstances, your file will be returned to the Police.
Providing your chosen area can offer you the course you have been directed to, it may be possible to transfer your course to another area. For details of course venues, please visit: https://www.ndors.org.uk
At this time courses are only offered on a referral basis from the Police.
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.
We endeavour to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible. Please contact a member of the team to discuss your requirements at NDORS.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0345 600 1291
You cannot attend another course within three years of the original offence.