What is Pass Plus?

Pass Plus is a hands-on training course for qualified drivers which was set up by the DVSA to improve drivers’ skills and help them to drive more safely.  Ideally it should be taken within 12 months of passing a driving test, but is still available to those who have been driving for longer than that.
Pass Plus training takes at least 6 hours.  It has 6 modules covering:

-   driving in town
-   driving in all weathers
-   driving on rural roads
-   driving at night
-   driving on dual carriageways
-   driving on motorways
All modules should be practical sessions, although weather, the time of year and location may mean that some modules will need to be theory-based.  You will normally spend at least 5½ hours driving.
There is no test at the end of the course, but you will be assessed throughout.  To pass you will have to reach the required standard in all modules.
When you have successfully completed your Pass Plus course, you will receive a certificate from the DVSA.  You will need this certificate when applying for any car insurance discount. 
 
What are the benefits of Pass Plus?
Increased Road Safety
Increased Confidence
Potential Insurance Discount
 
What will Pass Plus mean to me?
Pass Plus will enable you to build on your existing skills and knowledge and will help to build your confidence on the roads.
If you are nervous about driving on your own after passing your test, Pass Plus can give you extra hours on the road with an instructor. 
You will be taught how to deal with a wide range of road and traffic situations, some of which you may not have faced before.
The course will enhance your awareness of all kinds of hazards and help you learn how to anticipate, plan for and deal with them safely.
 
Can I get a discount on my car insurance if I do Pass Plus?
Once you have completed Pass Plus, you may be able to get a car insurance discount.  You will need your Pass Plus certificate.

The amount of discount will vary between insurance companies and not all insurers offer Pass Plus discounts.

If you passed your practical test more than 12 months ago, you should check with insurers to see if you can still get a discount.

You may be able to put the discount on hold for up to 2 years if you do not have a car at the moment – check with the insurance company first.

The DVSA has produced a list participating insurers and agents, together with some additional information.  Your instructor will give you a copy of this document for you to keep.
 
 
How will I be taught Pass Plus?
At the start of the course the instructor will tell you about the Pass Plus modules and what the procedure will be. 

Local conditions and the time of year will have an impact on Pass Plus modules and could mean that some modules will have to be given as a theory session, i.e. if you do not encounter bad weather or for night driving during the summer.

Pass Plus is undertaken in a single 7-hour day.  The course will be made up of 3 x 2-hour sessions with a break between each module.

You will be driving for at least 5½ hours over the course of the day.

The start and finish time of the course is reasonably flexible and will be confirmed with you at the time of booking.
Progress and Training Report Forms

At the start of the course the instructor will give you a booklet entitled "Pupil's Guide - Beyond the Driving Test" which you can keep.  He will also give you a "Progress Report Form" which will be a record for you to keep of your progress through each of the Pass Plus modules.  

During the course, the instructor will complete a "Training Report Form", which you will be asked to sign and date when you reach the required standard in each module.

To pass the course you will need to reach a satisfactory standard in all of the course modules.  You will not be required to take a test at the end of the course.

At the end of the course, the instructor will send the Training Report Form to the DVSA for processing. 

You should receive your Pass Plus certificate from the DVSA within approximately 2 weeks.
 
 
How much does Pass Plus cost?
Existing pupils of IntensiveTuition  -  £140
£50 deposit on booking with the balance payable in cash to the instructor at the start of the course.
New pupils  -  £155
£50 deposit on booking with the balance payable in cash to the instructor at the start of the course.