Please note the Motorway Awareness Course is changing. Motorway Speed Awareness will only run until 18 November when it will be replaced with a new course Motorway Awareness. You will only be able to attend the course the police have offered you. Please see below for course specific details.

Driver training schemes are an alternative to being fined, receiving points on your licence or going to court.

Book your course online

You will only be able to book a course if you have been referred by a police force.

Paperclip You will need your driving licence number to log in, if you are rebooking your course you will also need your booking reference.

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Types of courses

  • Offered to drivers who have been caught speeding by a fixed or mobile camera
  • The course is an alternative to the driver having 3 points on their licence and a fine
  • Cost: £90.00 until 31 August 2017 then £78.50 from 1 September 2017
  • Duration: 4 hours and 5 minutes
  • Venue: Available at all venues
  • Practical course which involves driving
  • Offered to drivers who have been involved in a collision (committed a Section 3 offence)
  • The course aims to change driver attitude and behaviour
  • Cost: £145.00 until 31 August 2017 then £149.00 from 1 September 2017
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Venue: Only available at DRAM Sports and Community Centre, Dalton, Huddersfield
  • Offered to motorbike riders who have been involved in a collision (committed a Section3 offence), or committed a speeding offence.
  • The course aims to change driver attitude and behaviour to riding a motorbike
  • Cost: £95.00 until 31 August 2017 then £119.00 from 1 September 2017
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Venue: Only available at DRAM Sports and Community Centre, Dalton, Huddersfield
  • Course held entirely in a car
  • Offered to drivers who have committed minor driving offences which have justified the issuing of a fixed penalty notice
  • The course aims to raise awareness of driving skills deficits and start the process of addressing them
  • Cost: £100.00 until 31 August 2017 then £119.00 from 1 September 2017
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Venue: Only available at DRAM Sports and Community Centre, Dalton, Huddersfield
  • Offered to drivers who have committed certain road traffic offences, e.g. using a mobile phone whilst driving or jumping a red traffic light.
  • Clients are given the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to prosecution which has justified the issuing of a fixed penalty notice.
  • Cost: £90.00 until 31 August 2017 then £79.00 from 1 September 2017
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Venue: Available at all venues

Please note this course is only running until 18 November 2017 when it will be replaced by a new longer Motorway Awareness Course. Courses may still be available nationally until 1 December 2017.

  • Course is offered to drivers who have been caught speeding on a motorway when the variable speed limits are in operation
  • The course is an alternative to the driver having 3 points on their licence and a fine
  • Cost: £71.50
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Venue: Leeds Castle Grove, Headingly and Thackray Medical Museum and Bradford City Training Services

Please note this is new course introduced from 20 November 2017. This course has replaced the Motorway Speed Awareness Course which will no longer run in West Yorkshire from 18 November and nationally from 1 December.

  • Course is offered to drivers who have been caught speeding on a motorway when the variable speed limits are in operation
  • The course is an alternative to the driver having 3 points on their licence and a fine
  • Cost: £78.50
  • Duration: 3.75 hours
  • Venue: Thrackray Medical Museum and Bradford City Training Services

How courses operate and who can attend

  • We deliver driver improvement courses on behalf of West Yorkshire Police
  • They aim to change driver behaviour and attitude
  • You must have committed an offence to attend a course
  • If you think you are not guilty you need to talk to the police authority who have offered you the course
  • If your offence was outside West Yorkshire you can still book onto one of our courses. The police give you details of all course providers nationally.
  • Courses run Monday to Saturday with a mixture of morning, afternoon and evening courses.
  • You are only allowed to attend one course in a 3 year period
  • If you commit an offence again within 3 years, you have to pay a fine and have points on your licence
  • Courses are delivered by qualified driving instructors
  • Instructors are trained, monitored and licenced by the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS)
  • There is no test
  • Refreshments are provided
  • There could be up to 24 people on a course
  • You must bring a valid driving licence
  • We can accept a photocard licence with a current photograph or an old style paper licence with an additional form of photographic identification like a passport
  • We can accommodate special needs
  • If you book online, tick the special needs box and enter some details. We will email or ring you to discuss your needs
  • We can arrange an interpreter one for you or you can bring somebody over 16 along with you
  • Let us know in advanced or they may not be allowed to attend with you
  • We can also organise sign language interpreters
  • If you are late you will not be allowed to attend. You will have to pay a rearrangement fee to rebook
  • To satisfactorily complete your course, you must be present throughout the whole course and you must be willing to participate positively.

Venues

Batley
Bradford

Huddersfield

  • Kirklees College
  • Address Huddersfield Centre Waterfront Quarter, Manchester Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LD

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Leeds

Other course providers

If you wish to attend a course in another area:

To rearrange or cancel your course

  • You can rebook your course online. You will need your driving licence number and booking reference to log on.
  • If you cancel within 5 working days of the course date you will be charged a short notice rebooking fee.
  • If you cancel more than 5 working days in advance you don't pay anything extra.
  • If you no longer wish to attend a course we will return your details to the police. You will then be issued with a fine and the points on your licence.

Contact Driver Training Unit

  • Highways
  • Address Highways Service, Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
  • Phone 01484 414980

    Opening hours: 08.30 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday)

  • Email