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Pass plus

Pass Plus

The Pass Plus is an extra course of lessons that you can do after you pass your driving test. It is designed to give you extra experience that you may not get through your driving lessons.

The course consists of 6 modules listed below
Module 1---Intro and town driving
Module 2---All weather driving
Module 3---Out of town driving, rural roads
Module 4---Night driving
Module 5---Dual carriageway
Module 6---Motorway

Navigation and more advanced driving skills are included which will further enhance your driving experience.

PASS PLUS Insurers

AA Insurance
Adrian Flux Insurance Services
RAC Direct Insurance
Churchill Insurance
Direct Line
Norwich Union
Provident Insurance
Royal and SunAlliance
Tesco Motor Insurers
Swinton Car insurance
QUINN Direct Insurance Ltd
Young Marmalade


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.

Driving around a town

The first module has two parts. It begins with an introduction to Pass Plus, explaining the course aims and the skills and knowledge to be covered.

The second part is a practical session covering the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport.

You'll focus on:

All weather driving

This module will be covered as much as possible in a practical session. You’ll focus on correct speed, safe stopping distances, plus seeing and being seen in:

You’ll also look at skidding, and:

Driving in the countryside

This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:

It focuses especially on being aware and showing consideration for:

It also covers the correct use of a horn, coping with mud and debris on the road and how to use passing places.

Driving at night

This covers the important parts of driving at night, dawn and dusk. You'll learn about:

Driving on dual carriageways

Dual carriageways are high speed roads where the two carriageways are separated by a central reservation. You’ll need to have particular skills, including:

Driving on motorways

This should be a practical session if possible. If there is no motorway nearby, it will be covered in a theory session. You should drive on a motorway as soon as you can afterwards so you can put the theory into practice.

The topics covered include:

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.


When you contact them, you need to check that a PASS PLUS discount is available to you.


Pass Plus Team
112 Upper Parliament Street

Provided by the Driving Standards Agency