Speed Awareness 20 Course FAQs

Why have I been offered the course?

The police offer courses to drivers/riders as an alternative to a fixed penalty or prosecution for the offence of speeding.  Courses must be completed within 4 months from the date of the offence.


What does attending the course involve?

the course is a combination of listening to information and group discussion.


How long are the courses?

The course in 3.5 hours in length


When do the courses take place?

Courses are held on different times and days during the week and weekends.


Can I attend the course in an area other than in the area in which I was offered the course?

As this is a new pilot course, this course operates in a limited number of areas in the country.  Please refer to the service provider telephone numbers with your course offer letter - you will need your driving licence number to hand to book a course.


Who are the trainers?

Expert trainers who have passed an advanced test carry out all of the sessions.


Will there be a test?

No, but the course is most effective when there is interaction between the trainers and participants.


Can I fail?

You must satisfactorily complete the course which means that you have to actively take part.  Having done so no further action will be taken.


Can you accomodate my special requirements?

We will endevour to meet your needs - please inform us when booking online or contact us.


Can I attend the course if I cannot find my driving licence?

It is essential you provide your driving licence number when applying for a course and produce photographic identification on the day of the course.  If you have lost your UK licence, contact the DVLAon tel no 0300 790 6801 or visit the DVLA website for advice.