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What’s Next?

The Court – Certificate of Completion

We will issue a ‘Certificate of Completion’ to your Supervising Court within the next 14 days. The Court should process this and notify the DVLA within the next 14 days. After this time period, check on view or share my driving licence information to check that the ban has been reduced – if not contact the court. N.B. If you require a certificate to be sent by post, we can only do so by Special Delivery. Please contact us to make payment to cover this postage fee.

The DVLA – Your Driving Licence

Apply for your driving licence 56 days prior to the date when you should get your licence back. If you are a High Risk Offender, then it’s 90 days. If you have left plenty of time between completing the course and getting your licence back, the DVLA should write to you to invite you to apply with form D27, however if completion of the course has been left to the end of your ban you will have to apply with form D1 which can be obtained from a Post Office or can be posted to you by requesting it on the .gov Website. Include a copy of your ‘Certificate of Completion’ with your D1 application.

When will you get your licence back?

We do not know the answer to this, so please do not phone us to ask. The Court, however would have told you. Approximately, a week after your court case you would have received a document from the court called ‘Notice About Reduction in Disqualification’. This document will tell you the length of your ban and the reduction should you complete the course, which could be in days, weeks or months. The date that you are due to get your licence back will depend on this calculation (up to 25%). Each court will calculate this slightly differently, which is why we cannot quote a date. If you have lost this document, please contact the Supervising Court.

Motor Insurance

Unfortunately, you will find that your motor insurance will most probably increase from what it was prior to the conviction, however we can recommend an insurer who will offer a discount because you have completed this course. You can also ‘Google’ specialists, but we do not recommend ‘compare sites’ as they do not usually include insurers who cover convicted drink-drivers.

  • Get back on the road earlier
  • Save £££s on insurance
  • Make positive changes
  • Be a safer driver
  • Strategies to ensure it never happens again
  • Pass your new knowledge & techniques on to family & friends

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Frequently asked questions

By up to 25% e.g a 2 year ban can be reduced to 18 months on satisfactory completion of the course. The date that you are due to get your licence back will depend on a calculation which was made by the court after the hearing. Each court will calculate this slightly differently, which is why we cannot quote a date. If you are unable to find the relevant paperwork from the court, they should be able to advise if you contact them.

We will issue the court with a course ‘Certificate of Completion’. You will also receive a copy, which you should send to the DVLA with your driving licence application. The court should also notify the DVLA that you have completed the course.

Apply for your driving licence 56 days prior to the date when you should get your licence back. Include the reduction given when you complete the course. If you are a High Risk Offender, then it’s 90 days. You should receive a D27 from the DVLA when it is time to apply for your driving licence, if not received, you will need form D1 which can be obtained from a Post Office.
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We do not know the answer to this. The Court, however would have told you. Approximately, a week after your court case you would have received a document from the court called ‘Notice About Reduction in Disqualification’. This document will tell you the length of your ban and the reduction should you complete he course, which could be in days, weeks or months. The date that you are due to get your licence back will depend on this calculation (up to 25%). Each court will calculate this slightly differently, which is why we cannot quote a date. If you have lost this document, please contact the Sentencing Court.

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What others say

I was really dreading it, and had put it off to the last possible moment. I didn't really know what to expect but was really pleasantly surprised. The teachers put us at ease straight away and I can honestly say it was one of the best training courses I've been on. Although I will add that I never want to repeat the experience! :) They made things as light-hearted as they could be, making us laugh throughout, but making sure the seriousness of why we all there wasn't lost. A great skill! The content of the course was really educational and supportive and has given me a lot to think about and use to make positive changes. Many thanks to all.

Matt. West Midlands

​I chose this course because it was the cheapest available and the venue was the closest to me. I was surprised at the large spectrum of people on the course, all ages, experiences and backgrounds. Although I have not been driving long, there was a lot to learn about driving as well as alcohol. The course was very interactive and everyone got involved. Other attendees were very friendly and the driving instructors were really nice too and quite funny. I could say that I would recommend the course to my friends, (or maybe not - if you know what I mean)

Hannah. Peterborough

I am a real technophobe and was very worried about this course being on Zoom as I have never done anything like it before, but it was really easy and I received lots of help from the people at Aspire. I am recently bereaved and was dreading going on this course, as I expected it to upset me by revisiting the traumatic experience that brought me there in the first place. The course was very informative and I confronted a lot of issues, which strangely now help me to feel more at peace. The tutors are very sympathetic and understanding. There was a real comradely feel to the course with everyone there being very supportive. I have actually made a few friends, which I intend to keep in touch with. Yes, a very worthwhile course.

Denis. Hastings

I am amazed! I only went on the course so I could get my licence back earlier for work reasons – but was pleasantly surprised. I was quite nervous, as I have not been in a classroom environment since I was at school. I expected the worst and to be treated like a child or even a criminal, but instead the trainers were friendly and very respectful and spoke to us on a level without being at all judgemental. I was expecting the police, but the trainers were driving instructors. The course was in fact a real eye opener – and dare I say, I actually enjoyed it? Thank you, guys for making the experience a positive one.

Cathy. Guildford

I was really dreading it, and had put it off to the last possible moment. I didn't really know what to expect but was really pleasantly surprised. The teachers put us at ease straight away and I can honestly say it was one of the best training courses I've been on. Although I will add that I never want to repeat the experience! :) They made things as light-hearted as they could be, making us laugh throughout, but making sure the seriousness of why we all there wasn't lost. A great skill! The content of the course was really educational and supportive and has given me a lot to think about and use to make positive changes. Many thanks to all.

Matt. West Midlands

​I chose this course because it was the cheapest available and the venue was the closest to me. I was surprised at the large spectrum of people on the course, all ages, experiences and backgrounds. Although I have not been driving long, there was a lot to learn about driving as well as alcohol. The course was very interactive and everyone got involved. Other attendees were very friendly and the driving instructors were really nice too and quite funny. I could say that I would recommend the course to my friends, (or maybe not - if you know what I mean)

Hannah. Peterborough

I am a real technophobe and was very worried about this course being on Zoom as I have never done anything like it before, but it was really easy and I received lots of help from the people at Aspire. I am recently bereaved and was dreading going on this course, as I expected it to upset me by revisiting the traumatic experience that brought me there in the first place. The course was very informative and I confronted a lot of issues, which strangely now help me to feel more at peace. The tutors are very sympathetic and understanding. There was a real comradely feel to the course with everyone there being very supportive. I have actually made a few friends, which I intend to keep in touch with. Yes, a very worthwhile course.

Denis. Hastings

I am amazed! I only went on the course so I could get my licence back earlier for work reasons – but was pleasantly surprised. I was quite nervous, as I have not been in a classroom environment since I was at school. I expected the worst and to be treated like a child or even a criminal, but instead the trainers were friendly and very respectful and spoke to us on a level without being at all judgemental. I was expecting the police, but the trainers were driving instructors. The course was in fact a real eye opener – and dare I say, I actually enjoyed it? Thank you, guys for making the experience a positive one.

Cathy. Guildford
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