The PassPlus scheme has been designed by the DSA with the assistance of insurers and the driving instruction industry.
The course enables newly qualified drivers to enhance their skills and knowledge by completing additional training in certain key areas of driving.
Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience.
The Pass Plus training scheme is broken down into modules and takes in most cases 6-8 hours to complete at the end of witch the successful pupil will be issued with a certificate that may be used to receive discounted insurance premiums.
However, more importantly they will have gained further experience and confidence in the presence of a professional driving instructor.
The Pass Plus modules are:
- Driving around a town
- All weather driving
- Driving in the countryside
- Driving at night
- Driving on dual carriageways
- Driving 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.
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. You should also consider working towards your Advanced Driving Test. Passing this test would take your driving skills to a higher level, and provide you with further financial benefits.
There is more to driving or riding safely than just passing your driving or riding test. You should consider doing further training, leading to an advanced driving test. Passing an advanced test shows that you have developed your driving or riding skills to keep you and your passengers safe.
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