Following my earlier email on this subject an interesting discovery was made today, using the back of a fag packet.
Attendees were 25 and the centre at Upper Heyford usually runs two courses per day - sometimes four - six days a week.
25 people at £95.00 is £2,375.00 per course; two courses therefore £4,750.00; six days a week is £28,500; 4 week month is £114,000.00; so 4 weeks times 13 results in a yearly income of £1,482,000.00.
We were informed that Thames Valley Police have four such centres - which incidentally are run by AA Drivetech - providing Speed Awareness Courses and heaven knows how many such centres other police forces operate.
Ok, so they have instructors and office staff/space to pay for - but one has to wonder where the balance of the income goes? Maybe to ACPO, whose brain-child this scheme was?