National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC)


SERP is committed to road safety and is actively seeking to educate rather than prosecute drivers who have exceeded specific speed limits.

The purpose of the National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC) is to give eligible offenders the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to the Fixed Penalty system of a £100 fine and three penalty points to be endorsed on their licence. In some situations it could prevent a summons to attend court being issued.

The courses are only available by referral from the police.

What is the course about?

The course content covers the following elements:

• Facts about speeding
• Speed limits
• Causes and consequences
• Hazard perception
• Strategies to help you drive safely within the speed limit

There is no test to be taken on the course, but drivers must fully participate to complete the course.

How long is the course?

The courses are of four hours’ duration and are delivered by qualified and licensed NDORS trainers at venues throughout Essex.

When are the courses?

The courses are available Monday to Saturday, either 08.30am to 12.30pm or 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

Course locations in Essex


Springfield Parish Centre

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Weston Homes Community Stadium

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Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way

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Wat Tyler Park 

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Holiday Inn

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Holiday Inn

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Wat Tyler Park is a short walk from Pitsea Station on the C2C line (London Fenchurch Street to Southend) and the Holiday Inn Brentwood is a short walk from Brentwood Station (Greater Anglia trains that depart from London Liverpool St.).

Course Times

AM session: 8.30am -12.30pm
PM session: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Evening Session: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (Springfield Parish Centre only – Tuesdays)
Saturdays: AM and PM sessions at Pitsea and Colchester Weston Homes Stadium only (subject to availability)

How much does it cost?

The cost of the course is £100.00 and is payable at the point of booking. If you have financial difficulties with making this payment at the time of booking, please contact the Essex County Council Booking Office on 01277 636675 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 2.30pm) who may be able to arrange a pre-payment scheme. All courses need to be paid for a minimum of seven days before attendance.

What do I need to do to book a course?

To book a course you must be in possession of your driving licence. If this is a photo card licence the photo must be in date. If in doubt, check the date at 4b on the front of the card.

Click here to book a speed awareness course in Essex

Click here if you do not want to take a course in Essex

What do I need to bring to the course?

You must bring with you your photo card driving licence as proof of your identity. If you have an old style paper driving licence then you should bring your passport with you as proof of identity.

If you have difficulty with photographic identification please contact the booking office on 01277 636675 before the day of your course as you will not be allowed to attend the course if you cannot produce photographic identification.

Adverse weather

During periods of adverse weather it may be necessary to cancel courses at short notice and re-arrange to an alternative date.

Currently all courses are running as scheduled.

Terms and conditions

Click here to download Terms and Conditions for NDORS courses offered by Essex County Council as part of SERP.