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What is Pass Plus?

And how can it save new drivers money on their insurance?

The Pass Plus is a short practical training course for new drivers, who have recently passed the UK standard driving test . It aims to enhance your skills, experience and confidence on the road to drive more safely. On completion, you can receive a discount on car insurance from us.

What is pass plus
  • The course is either completed over a full day or 2 half days – spending at least 5.5 hours driving, or an hour per module
  • You can take the course at any time, but it’s likely to be of most use within the first year of passing your practical test
  • You need to book with a Pass Plus registered approved driving instructor 
  • Prices vary, depending on location and instructor, but usually cost less than £200 
  • Some local councils provide a discount for new learners looking to do the Pass Plus course

What you’ll learn

The course is made up of 6 modules, completed as practice sessions, which cover the following :

Driving through town

  • Observation, judgement and awareness
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Typical features of urban roads
  • Spatial awareness and clearance to others

Driving through all weather

  • Forward planning and observations
  • Skidding and avoidance
  • Speed and stopping distance
  • Extreme conditions

Driving on rural roads

  • Rural hazards - bends and lanes
  • Overtaking and progress
  • Observation skills

Driving at night

  • Vehicle lighting and use
  • Speed and stopping distance
  • Parking
  • Visibility seeing and reacting safely

Driving on dual carriageways

  • Joining, turning, leaving
  • Overtaking
  • Forward planning and observation

Driving on motorways

  • Forward planning and observations
  • Joining and leaving the motorway
  • Overtaking
  • Breakdown and safety

In exceptional circumstances, if a module can’t be covered during the course, it will be completed as a theory session instead.

How it’s assessed

The Pass Plus course doesn’t require a test, but you’ll be assessed for each module described above. You need to reach the required standard for all the modules to pass.

How can this help me save on my car insurance?

When you complete the Pass Plus course, you receive a Pass Plus certificate. You’ll need this is when discussing any potential Pass Plus discount with insurers. Not only could you save money on car insurance, you’ll gain valuable skills and improved confidence for independent driving.

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