Pass Plus Course
Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers. It 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 an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience.
Pass Plus 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.
Who Can Do the Pass Plus Training?
You can take a Pass Plus course at any time, but it’s primarily aimed at new drivers in the first year after passing their test.
Pass Plus Modules
The Pass Plus Course consists of 6 modules about driving in different conditons and covers the following:
- Driving in town
- Driving in all weather conditions
- Driving on rural roads
- Night-time driving
- Dual carriageways
- Motorway driving
How it Works
At the start of your course, you will be given you a copy of the ‘Pass Plus Pupil’s Guide’. This contains detailed information about all aspects of Pass Plus.
Pass Plus training will take at least six hours in order to cover each module, though it can take longer if your instructor thinks it’s necessary.
Pass Plus Training Session
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.
There is no formal test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed during the modules.
Recording Your 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.
The End Of Your Training
On successfully completing your training you’ll be sent your Pass Plus certificate which can help you claim a discount on your car insurance policy.
You should also consider working towards your Advanced Driving Test. Passing this test would take your driving skills to a higher level, and provide you with further financial benefits.