National Speed Awareness Course 20 (NSAC20)

To attend this course you must have received a letter from the police.

This course enables the police to target the newness, unawareness and unintentional behavior that can be reasonably associated with the enforcement of 20mph zones / limits.

The course lasts 3 hours, including breaks. It takes place in a classroom type setting. The course aims to create safer environments for drivers and help reduce the speed at which people drive in 20 mph areas, by encouraging attitudes towards excessive or inappropriate speeding.

You can attend only one National Speed Awareness Course 20 in 3 years. Any further offending will be dealt with by prosecution.

The course trainers have professional driver training backgrounds and follow national guidelines. The police do not participate in the course.

Further information on this course can be found at National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme website.

Before attending

You must:

Before booking

The course costs £81. This is non-refundable.

Before booking your course please make sure you have the means to pay at the time of booking. You may book online and pay by debit or credit card.

You must have your driving licence number to book your course. This can be found on your licence photo card. If you do not know your licence number, you can check it through GOV.UK's licence detail viewing service.

You can take the course in other areas in the UK, visit the police DORS website for alternative courses.

Book a speed awareness 20 course

You must produce your driving licence when attending the course.

It is a requirement for you to produce photographic identification that is in date when attending the course as stated in the offer letter by the Police and on the NDORS (National Driver Offending Re-training Scheme) website.

If you do not have a valid photo-card driving licence, the old style licence may be produced with another form of photographic identification.  Below are examples of what may be used / accepted:

  • valid photographic driving licence
  • valid passport
  • valid police warrant card/ badge
  • citizen card
  • SMART card
  • photographic disabled badge
  • photographic university/ college ID card
  • council issued bus pass (senior citizens only)
  • valid photographic EU or Swiss national identity card
  • valid armed forces identity card
  • valid employees identity pass
  • valid Government
  • electoral identity card
  • NUS (National Union of Students) photographic card
  • photographic company ID card of a nationally recognised company
  • young scot card

If you have any questions concerning your photo identification, which is a requirement to attend the course, you should contact KCC Diversionary Schemes team on 03000 41 82 82, well in advance of your course date.

If you currently have a paper licence, you may wish to apply to exchange your paper driver licence to photo driver licence.

If you have lost, damaged or had your drivers licence stolen, apply for a replacement online.

Please make sure you arrive on time.

If you are late you will not be allowed to participate. This could lead to a re-booking fee if we can offer a new course date, or your case being returned to the police.

We usually hold courses at the following venues in Kent:

Location name Address
Innovation CentreInnovation Centre Medway
Maidstone Road
Chatham
Kent
ME5 9FD
Kent Fire and Rescue Service RochesterKent Fire and Rescue Service Rochester
Marconi Way
Rochester
Kent 
ME1 2XQ
Oakwood House Hotel Oakwood House Hotel
Oakwood Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8AE

In bad weather, please call us on 03000 41 81 81 for up to date information about closed venues.

**Addresses shown above correspond with those Royal Mail hold.