Drink driving course

Drink driving rehabilitation course


Supporting you as a driver, Steer Clear focuses on practical knowledge and skills. It is a confidential and interactive course based on small group work. It was developed by the professionals at the London Probation Trust and it's approved by the Driving 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 LPT

How much does it cost?

The course fee is £210. It is possible to pay the fee in two installments, please ask about this when making your booking. Full payment is required before the course commences.

A concessionary fee of £150 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 etc. It also includes those who are full-time students or those claiming pension credits. It does not include Working Tax Credits, Child Tax Credit or Housing Benefit. Proof of your status will be required, please see our terms and conditions for details.

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

Is there a time limit to complete the course?

Yes. Your deadline for completion is set by the court it cannot be extended under any circumstances.  You are recommended to book your course well within your deadline.


Why have a completion date?

If you do not complete the course in the set timeframe, you will be ineligible for a reduction of your ban.


How long is the course?

The course is 16 hours spread over three days or sessions.  Each session is part of the course and is booked as a single course over the 3 sessions.


Can I do the course twice?

Yes – if you have two different convictions and are offered the course twice.


Do I need an interpreter?

If English is not your first language and you require an interpreter, please contact us so we can discuss your needs.  We are not able to provide an interpreter, however we can allow a friend or family member to support you.  If you require a British Sign Language interpreter then please contact us.


What languages is the course available in?

Course materials are available in over 15 languages such as Romanian, French, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Welsh, Urdu, Russian, Italian, Farsi, Tamil, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, Polish, Turkish, Arabic and Portuguese. You can also arrange to have an interpreter attend the course with you, although each course is limited to a maximum of two interpreters.


Where can I attend the course?

We have venues nationwide and will be able to help you choose a course suitable to your requirements.


What is Steer Clear?

Steer Clear is a course developed by London Probation Trust, that has been approved by the Driving Standards Agency, for those convicted of excess alcohol offences under the Road Traffic Act. The Steer Clear course is now offered by AA DriveTech throughout the UK, in partnership with London Probation Trust.


What will happen if I do not attend the course?

You will not be offered a reduction of your ban and a notice of non-completion will be sent to the courts and the DVLA.


What happens if i'm unable to attend 1 session?

If you are unwell or cannot attend for any reason then we may be able to reschedule the session.  However it will be subject to our terms and conditions and subject to your deadline date.


Do I have to share details of my offence?

Group discussion and sharing experiences is a great way to learn. Our trainers are skilled at working with groups and set out ground rules to provide a safe and confidential environment for you to share your experiences.


I was referred from outside of the UK

You can still attend a Steer Clear course, but there may be an additional fee. Please call to speak to one of our advisors for additional details.


What happens when I complete the course?

Once you complete the course, we will send you a copy of your Certificate of Completion with instructions on how to get your licence back.  It is down to you to re-apply for your licence, using the D1 Form available in any main Post Office, in sufficient time to get the benefit of your reduction in the disqualification period.  The original Certificate is sent to the Court who will amend their records and advise the DVLA Swansea.


Find your nearest


Contact us on

0845 070 6043

Mon–Fri 9am–6pm


Email: steerclear@AAdrivetech.com