PASS PLUS is a training scheme for new drivers. It is designed to be taken within the first year after passing your driving test and it’s much more than just a few extra lessons. This specially designed course by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), which can only be carried out by Pass Plus accredited instructors.
THIS COURSE WILL HELP YOU TO…
Gain valuable experience of driving beyond the test – you will be taught how to deal with a wide range of road and traffic situations, many of which you probably won’t have faced before;
Build on your existing skills and knowledge – it can take years to become a skilled driver. PASS PLUS helps get you there by speeding up the learning process under expert tuition;
Reduce your risk of being involved in a road accident -the course will help boost your awareness of all kinds of hazards and help you learn how to anticipate, plan for and deal with them safely;
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE – Many insurance companies offer substantial discounts for new drivers who have taken the Pass Plus course
When you have successfully completed the course, you are advised to check available discounts offered by the insurance companies taking part in the scheme. The amount you save will depend on the company you choose, you may even save more than you paid for the course.
There is no test at the end of the course– your driving will be continually assessed and you must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard:
Achieved = successfully reached the standard required for each of the competencies.
Exceeded = exceeded the required standard for each of the competencies.
In some circumstances, if a module can’t be done on the road it will be covered in a theory session. For example driving in adverse weather may have to be covered in theory if it is a bright sunny day when you take the course. The highest level you can reach in this case is ‘achieved’ as you’ve not been able to demonstrate the relevant practical skills.
Our expert instructors can get most candidates to the required standard within the 6 hours allocated but in some cases additional training may be required. Once you have successfully completed the course and met the required standard your instructor will complete some paperwork with you. You must then send this to the DSA who will issue you with a certificate.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got a car at the moment, you may be able to defer the discount for up to two years. Again, check with your insurance company. If you passed your test more than a year ago you should check that you’ll be eligible for the discounts on offer from your insurance company before you take the course.
We will pick you up from home if you live in one of our selected areas for this course. It is usually done in one block of 6 hours or 2 blocks of 3 hours. You can use our car or if you prefer we can even train you in your own vehicle (subject to it passing a brief inspection for safety by your instructor).