What is the Pass Plus course?
The pass plus course is essentially a driver improvement course.
The Pass Plus course improves a new driver's skills making it much less likely that they will have an accident.
Did you know that in the first year of driving 1 in 5 new drivers will be involved in an accident?
The Pass Plus course also gives new drivers the benefit of expert training in situations they will have had no or very little
experience of during their driving lessons e.g. motorway driving.
Why do the Pass Plus course?
The most important reason is that Pass Plus helps you become a safer driver. The Pass Plus course will boost your confidence and awareness.
It will also help you gain experience in a safe enviroment. For example - motorway driving for the first time at night with a driving instructor
is much safer than trying it on your own.
Besides the reason above, most new drivers take the Pass Plus course to save money on their car insurance.
What will I have to do on the Pass Plus course?
During the Pass Plus course you will be taught how to deal with advanced driving situations - some of these you will have covered during
your previous lessons. However, these are not just 'extra lessons'.
Importantly - Pass Plus will help you build on your current skills meaning you're less likely to be involved in an accident.
The course is split into 6 'modules':
The emphasis of the lessons is on:
At the end of the course you will receive a certificate with 1 of 2 grades:
What do the Pass Plus grades mean?
You will be given one of two grades at the end of Pass Plus - they are:
Is there a test at the end of the Pass Plus course?
No, Pass Plus is a course, so there is not a test at the end.
However, you must complete the course to receive your grade and certificate.
Do I have to take the Pass Plus course?
No, it's up to you whether you take Pass Plus or not.
However, the DVSA advises that all candidates should take Pass Plus
because of the high rate of accidents caused by new drivers.
How much does Pass Plus cost?
Although the course always covers the same topics, Pass Plus prices differ.
Just like driving lessons - it will depend on your location and the driving school you choose.
List of some Pass Plus insurance companies
To make the savings your Insurance Broker must be associated with the Pass Plus scheme.
Always ask what discounts the company offer before you buy your insurance!!
- 4Counties Insurance
- AA Insurance
- Adrian Flux Insurance Services
- Churchill Insurance
- Direct Line
- Provident Insurance
- Quinn Direct Insurance Ltd
- Royal and Sun Alliance
- Swinton Car Insurance
- Tesco Motor Insurers
- Young Marmalade
- Zurich Insurance