National Speed Awareness course
To attend this course you must have received a letter from the police.
Drivers that attend this course significantly reduce their chances of being involved in a crash and of being caught for the same offence in the next 2 to 3 years.
The course lasts 4½ hours, including breaks. It takes place in a classroom type setting.
You can attend only one National Speed Awareness course 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.
You can take the course in other areas in the UK, just search the police DORS website to attend a course outside of Kent.
Further information on this course can be found at National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme website
Before attending the Speed Awareness course you must:
- agree to the terms and conditions (PDF, 109.6 KB)
- read the medical fitness advice from GOV.UK. Make sure the DVLA are kept up to date.
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.
The course costs £92. This is non-refundable.
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 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.
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