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Pass Plus Driving

All you need to know about the scheme and benefits of doing Pass Plus

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Pass Plus is aimed at new drivers and was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry.

Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have a collision within the first two years after passing their test. This is because of their lack of driving experience.

The Pass Plus short course builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, to help you become a more confident driver.

When to do the Pass Plus course

The course can be done at any time, however, it is not mandatory. It’s mainly aimed at new drivers in the first year after passing the driving test. We recommend that the course should be started 3-6 months after passing rather than straight away as it allows you time to settle in and develop your own driving style.

Who delivers the Pass Plus course?

This course is conducted by a Driving Instructor who is registered with the DVLA. If demand has been there for your instructor then he/she may be able to deliver, if not registering is a straightforward process.

Pass Plus Modules

Pass Plus consists of six modules about driving in different conditions:

  • in town
  • in all weathers
  • on rural roads
  • at night
  • on dual carriageways
  • on motorways

How you’ll be instructed

Pass Plus pupils guide

At the start of your course, your instructor will give you a copy of the ‘Pass Plus Pupil’s Guide’. This contains detailed information about all aspects of Pass Plus.

Duration

The Pass Plus course consists of at least six hours of in-vehicle training, though it can take longer if your instructor thinks it’s necessary

The Training Sessions

Pass Plus is a practical course and all modules should be practical sessions. However, local conditions and time of year may mean that some modules need to be given as a theory session. A theory session could be given if there is no motorway nearby. Generally, at least five and a half out of six hours should be spent in the car.

You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed during the modules.

Recording Progress

Your instructor will complete a training report form that you’ll sign and date when you reach the required standard in each module. To pass the course you’ll need to reach a satisfactory standard in all the course modules. You’ll be given a progress record to help you to keep track of your progress throughout the course.

At the end of the course

On successfully completing your training you’ll be sent your Pass Plus certificate to claim your discount on your car insurance policy.

At the start of your course, your instructor will give you a copy of the ‘Pass Plus Pupil’s Guide’. This contains detailed information about all aspects of Pass Plus.

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