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Gain confidence with Pass Plus

You may have passed your test, but that doesn’t make you an expert.

The Pass Plus Course can help build your confidence, and better prepare you for independent life on the road.

The Pass Plus Course is for drivers that have just passed their test. It will let you practice in a range of driving conditions and situations that you wouldn’t have covered in your driving lessons.

As a driver, you’ll be able to progress your skills quicker and help you become much more comfortable on the road. What’s more, if you’ve passed the Pass Plus Course, you’re likely to get a better deal on your car insurance.

Alternatively, nothing is stopping you from continuing to take driving lessons from your old driving instructor. A couple of extra hours with them will let you practice a specific manoeuvre you’re struggling with and get a few final bits of guidance.

What does the Pass Plus Course include?

The Pass Plus Course is made up of six modules and takes a minimum of six hours to complete. It will cover driving in scenarios such as:

  • In town
  • In adverse weather conditions
  • On rural roads
  • At night
  • On dual carriageways
  • On motorways

Most of your time is behind the wheel. However, some may be theory-based depending on local conditions. For example, it may be challenging to find a day with rain to practice in wet conditions (if you can imagine such a thing!). Usually, you’ll spend at least five and a half hours driving.

You don’t need to take a test to pass the course. However, you’ll be assessed throughout and will need to meet the required standard to get your certificate.

Hey did you know?

Statistics show that 17-24-year-old’s are more than twice as likely to be involved in an accident as those aged 25-39. It pays to be cautious.

Source: Brake the road safety charity, 2020

How much does the Pass Plus Course cost?

The total cost can vary depending on how long you take to pass; however, it will be a minimum of six hours.

It can also depend on the price per hour the driving instructor charges you – the current average is around £25 an hour. So, a total of about £150.

How can I book a Pass Plus Course

To take a Pass Plus Course, you need to find an instructor registered as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). The DVSA has a list of all Approved Driving Instructors online.

Not all ADIs offer the Pass Plus Course, so you’ll need to check with them directly or contact the DVSA to find out, citing their name and ADI number.

You can contact the DVSA team on 0115 936 6504.

Click here for more tips on choosing a driving instructor.

How to get your Pass Plus Certificate

When you reach the required standard for all six of the Pass Plus course sections, your instructor will issue you with a training report.

You’ll need to send this off to the DVSA yourself to get your hands on the certificate.

The address is:
DVSA Pass Plus team
Telephone: 0115 936 6504
Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm

Get a discount on your car insurance with Plus Pass

A few of the larger insurers may offer a discount to drivers that have passed the Pass Plus Course but unfortunately, this saving has become less available in recent years.

Just remember:

  • You will need to provide your certificate number.
  • You might not be able to get a discount if you passed your test over a year ago.
  • The size of the discount can vary between providers, so shop around!

Get a discount through your local council

Your local council may offer you some money off the cost of your Pass Plus Course to promote safe driving in the area. Your address will need to be within the local authority to qualify for the discount.

Only a few councils offer this perks at the moment, but hopefully, more will follow suit. Find out if you’re one of the lucky ones, here.