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Pass Plus

The Pass Plus Scheme (Pass Plus) is aimed at helping new car drivers become better drivers. Only Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) who have registered as Pass Plus trainers can offer Pass Plus tuition.
The Pass Plus scheme is aimed at new drivers to help them become better drivers. To join Pass Plus you need to find an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) to train you. Your ADI will help you complete the six training modules to pass the training course.

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 all aspects of Pass Plus.

  • 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 modules.

  • 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.


"Just back after passing my test and I can't believe I have done it! When I first started my lessons with Joe I had experience of driving in Ireland but I never had lessons so I had a lot of bad habits to get rid of. I didn't realise the bad habits until I had a taster lesson and from then I trusted Joe and knew he would help me pass and get on the road. Although we had disagreements and I got frustrated at times when I made a fault, I always came around and improved thanks to Joe. He's very flexible and works around you and your schedule. He set out a plan of how many lessons he thought I would need and planned them out weekly. He has a lot of patience because I can imagine I was a nightmare at times to teach and he definitely knows what he's talking about. I haven't only learned how to drive safely but also a few life lessons. Can't thank Joe enough, I booked a taster lesson after reading testimonials and hopefully this one will encourage you to as he will help you get your full license! Thank you for all of your help Joe will definitely be recommending you! All the best, Becka"  Read More