Pass Plus is a training scheme for new drivers. It is not the same as taking a few defensive driving lessons. It is a driving course which has been specially designed by the Driving Standards Agency, also known as the DSA, in conjunction with insurers and it was developed to help you:
Build on your existing skills and experience
It does take some years experience to become a skilled driver. Pass Plus will help you achieve this by speeding up the learning process. It is a crash course in becoming a safer driver in the least amount of time.
Build valuable driving experience in a safe environment
We will teach you to manage a wide range of road and traffic situations, many of which you would probably not have experienced yet.
Reduce the risk of having an accident. This course was specifically tailored to help build your hazard awareness and teach you how to anticipate possible hazards and how to deal with them in advance.
Boost your confidence
Your Pass Plus training will make you a confident driver and will make your driving experience more joyful.
Get cheaper car insurance
Quite a number of UK insurance companies are taking part in this scheme and they offer attractive discounts for young drivers who have also passed the Pass Plus course. It may even be possible to get a discount which may cover the cost of your 6 hour course. Substantial discounts apply to comprehensive, third party fire and theft and third party insurance policies.If you do not have your own car at the time of passing your Pass Plus course, you can normally defer the discount for up to two years – check with your insurance company.
Enrolling for the Pass Plus course will also give peace of mind to your family and loved ones
This course consists of six practical lessons which cover town driving in all kind of weather, driving on rural roads, driving at night, on dual carriageways and on the motorway. You can complete it at any time during the first twelve months since passing your driving test. Your driving will be assessed from lesson to lesson, meaning there is NO TEST at the end of your course. If your instructor feels that having spent six hours, you are not quite ready, he will encourage you to book further lessons, but he or she will explain to you at all times the bits which you need to brush up on. You can complete this course to an achieved or exceeded standard.
This means that you have successfully reached the standard required for each of the competencies.
Exceeded means that you have exceeded the required standard for each of the competencies.