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Pass Plus

The Pass Plus Scheme (Pass Plus) is aimed at helping new car drivers become better drivers and can help to lower insurance premiums. Read on for more details…

About Pass Plus

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. This is because of their 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.


Pass Plus modules

Pass Plus consists of six modules about driving in different conditions:

  • in town
  • in all weathers
  • on rural roads
  • at night
  • on dual carriageways
  • on motorways

How you’ll be instructed: Pass Plus Pupil’s Guide

At the start of your course, your instructor will give you a copy of the ‘Pass Plus Pupil’s Guide’. This contains detailed information about

  • Duration

Pass Plus training will take at least six hours, though it can take longer if your instructor thinks it’s necessary.

  • The training sessions

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.

You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed during the course.

  • Recording 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.

 

At the end of your training

On successfully completing your training you’ll be sent your Pass Plus certificate to claim your discount on your car insurance policy. The guide price for the pass plus course starts from £200

 


 

"Passed first time with Uncle Joe after having so many lessons with myriads of instructors in the last one year. First met with uncle Joe barely a year ago shortly after surfing the net in search of another instructor, as again had been disappointed from previous ones. Met with Uncle Joe who took me on for an hour and pointed out mistakes and areas that needed working on. I was honestly quite happy with his conduct as an instructor, very friendly, professional and reasonably blunt. But his fees were daunting...... I mean killing.to me......!!! I negotiated prices with him, he was quite understanding, but I thought the fees were way off my budget as it was about £7-£8 more than what I had previously paid other instructors. I decided to leave uncle Joe after my first encounter, shopped around for another instructor, got disappointed again and again, got really fed up and thought driving wasn't for me. On discussing with a friend, about 9-10 months after, she had by then just passed with an instructor following her 4th attempt. She mentioned him to me and encouraged me to try to contact him. I did not realise it was same uncle Joe I was been referred to. After speaking on the phone, we arranged our first meeting and Alas !!! It was uncle Joe again...... I didn't know how to feel.....good or bad? I could not just understand it. We both laughed at how it happened again and this time around meant business. We started the journey again and as usual he was resolute on his charges, but at this point I was willing to pay even extra. I got the best out of all the lessons. Uncle Joe reassured me I was going to pass the test which I did not believe him at all, but surprisingly for me, i did pass my very first attempt. Would recommend him again and again! Thanks uncle Joe for everything you were simply exceptional!"  Read More