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Speed awareness course

What is the speed awareness course?

This theory only course aims to educate drivers, rather than punish them for exceeding the speed limit.

There is no police involvement in the course and you will not have to pass a test or drive anywhere.

Who is the course for?

If you have exceeded the posted speed limit, but remain within certain parametres that deemed suitable by the police you will be notified in writing about this course by the police.

You cannot self-refer to this scheme, and you can't attend a course if you have attended a one within the last three years.

What do I need to attend?

You must bring with you either:

  • The new style photo card licence (providing it is valid).
  • The old style paper licence issued before 1998, with another form of valid photo ID (e.g. Passport, Bus Pass or Citizencard).

If you don't provide suitable ID on the day, you will be refused entry to the course and your file will be returned to the police. You will not receive a refund.

How much does it cost?

The course currently costs £85.

When and where is the course held? 

Courses are held at various locations in Staffordshire but may also be done anywhere in the UK, see details below:

East Staffordshire

Address: Heath House, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter ST14 7BY
Course times: Thursdays and Saturdays 08.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 17.30.
Map: Heath House Map (119 KB)


Address:Staffordshire Wildlife Trust HQ, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford ST17 0WT
Course times: Tuesdays and Saturdays 08.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 17.30.
Map: Wildlife Trust Map (129 KB)

Address: Business Innovation Centre, Staffs Technology Park, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0AR
Course times: Mondays to Saturdays 08.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 17.30.
Map: Business Innovation Centre Map (161 KB)


Address: Chasewater Innovation Centre, Pool Lane Bronwhills WS8 7NL
Course times: Mondays and Wednesdays 08.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 17.30.
Map: Chasewater Innovation Centre (259 KB)


Address: Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Westport Lake Road, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4RZ.
Course times: Fridays and Saturdays 08.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 17.30.
Map: Westport Lake Map (254 KB)

Address: Port Vale Football Club, Vale Park, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW.
Course times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 08.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 17.30. Wednesday: 16.00 - 20.00.
Map: Port Vale FC Map (267 KB)

How do I book a place?

To book your place on-line in Staffordshire please visit www.ndors.org.uk

Please note Staffordshire also run the following courses:-            

National Driver Alertness Course
National Motorway Awareness 
What's Driving Us

You may do these courses anywhere in the UK. To find out where they run please visit www.ndors.org.uk. Please note this is an information site and you will need to contact the Course Provider to book a course.

For more information please contact us on:

Email: roadsafety@staffordshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 111 8012

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