Drink driving rebabilitation course

Drink drive rehabilitation course

Steer Clear is a confidential, interactive course based on small groups. It helps you as a driver to focus on your practical knowledge and skills. 

The course was developed by the London Community Rehabilitation Company, and it is approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

"I didn't think the course would be helpful, but in fact it was very thought provoking and will definitely affect my behaviour in the future."
Georgia, course participant with LCRC

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How much does it cost?

The course fee is from £150. It is possible to pay the fee in three installments, please ask about this when making your booking. Full payment is required before the course commences.

A concessionary fee is available to those on certain types of benefits (see below). This fee is only applicable to weekday courses.


Payment methods

  • Credit/debit card
  • Cheque or postal order 



A concessionary fee of £150 is available to those claiming Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, and also full-time students and those claiming pension credits. Proof of your status will be required – please see our terms and conditions for details.

The concessionary fee does apply for Working Tax Credits, Child Tax Credit or Housing Benefit.

Drink drive rehabilitation course – Steer Clear

Run by professional trainers, Steer Clear is a 16-hour interactive course where, over 3 separate days, delegates work in groups to look at topics such as:

  • Conscientious driving and alcohol education
  • The impact of alcohol on the body
  • The consequences of poor decision making
  • Addressing risk-taking behaviour

What is the drink drive rehabilitation course

The Steer Clear drink drive rehabilitation course is an educational driver training programme, which can reduce the disqualification period given after a drink drive offence.

The course format is an interactive, road-safety presentation and discussion. No driving or re-test is involved during the course.


What is AA DriveTech?

AA DriveTech is a trading name of DriveTech (UK) Limited, a leading provider of driver training and fleet risk management services. AA DriveTech is a member of the Association of National Driver Improvement Scheme Providers (ANDISP).


What does the course involve?

The drink drive rehabilitation course is a total of 16 hours run over 3 days. It is an interactive group work programme whereby you will be expected to participate in both individual and group tasks.

The following topics will be covered:

Unit Calculation, Choices and Consequences, Alcohol and its Effect on the Body, Disposal of Alcohol from the Body, Risk Possibilities, Legislation, Driving Skills and Abilities, High Risk Offenders, Victim Awareness, Risk Taking Driving Behaviour, Risk of Re-Offending, Relapse Prevention and Action Planning.


Where can I take the course?

AA DriveTech provides training across the UK. Find your nearest venue


Can I pay by instalments?

Yes, you can pay for the course in 3 instalments. Call us on 0345 070 6043 to discuss your options. The first instalment must be paid at the time of booking using either a credit or debit card.


Am I eligible for the concessionary rate?

To be eligible for the concessionary rate you must be in receipt of certain benefits – see clause 1.7, Concessions, in our terms and conditions. For courses taken in London or Greater London the concessionary fee is only available for weekday courses.


What happens to my personal information I provide?

Your personal details are protected by the Data Protection Act 1998. If you complete the course, your details relating to this course will remain on file with the national register for road safety research purposes for a further 7 years from the date of the offence, after which any personal reference to you will be erased. Your details will not be released to any other parties except to another course provider if they are considering making an offer of a course in the future.

Your personal details will never be made available to the public by AA DriveTech.


How do I book a course?

You can call our Steer Clear team on 0345 070 6043. You cannot pay on the day of the course.


Can a specific requirement be accommodated?

Yes, please contact our Steer Clear team on 0345 070 6043 to discuss your individual needs.


English is not my first language?

If you do not understand English well enough you can bring a friend or family member over the age of 18 to translate for you. Please let us know at the point of booking, or call our Steer Clear team on 0345 070 6043 to discuss your needs.


Where can I find directions to the training venue?

A map is included in your Confirmation Letter, which will be sent to you after you have booked and paid for the course. These details are also available on the venues page.


What do I need to take with me on the day?

When you attend the course, you must produce suitable photographic identification (eg your passport). If you do not have photographic ID, you must bring two separate forms of identification – see clause 3.4, on personal identification, in our terms and conditions. Training materials will be provided.


What happens if I arrive late?

You must arrive in good time or you may be refused entry, in which case you must rebook immediately (subject to availability and rescheduling fees). See clause 3.4 in our terms and conditions.


How do I reapply for my licence?

We will send a follow-up letter containing two copies of your Certification of Completion, and information on how to reapply for your driving licence. The original will be sent to the court. You will also need to reapply for your driving licence. See Getting your licence back.


Do I need to complete a medical?

In some circumstances you may be classified as 'High Risk', including if you have been disqualified twice within 10 years for a drink driving offence; if you have a proportion of alcohol in the body that is two and a half times over the legal limit; or if you fail to provide a specimen for analysis. You will need to complete a medical in advance of you receiving your licence back. For more information please call the Steer Clear team on 0345 070 6043.


Not satisfied with our service?

If you wish to bring anything to our attention or you were not satisfied with our service, please write to:

Steer Clear Division, AA DriveTech, Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke RG21 4EA

Or you can email customerrelations@aadrivetech.com

In most cases we will look to respond within 48 working hours. However, if the matter is more complex, legal or high profile it may be up to 45 days after sending acknowledgment to investigate. Our Customer Relations Department is correspondence based only.

Should you want to take your complaint further, please contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).


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Contact us

0345 070 6043

Mon–Fri 9am–5pm


Email  steerclear@AAdrivetech.com


Or complete our enquiry form

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