PASS PLUS is a training scheme for new drivers. It’s much more than just a few extra lessons. This specially designed course by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry, helps you gain valuable driving experience safely you will be taught how to deal with a wide range of road and traffic situations, many of which you probably won’t have faced before build on your existing skills and knowledge it can take years to become a skilled driver.
PASS PLUS helps get you there by speeding up the learning process under expert tuition reduce your risk of being in a road crash.
The course will help boost your awareness of all kinds of hazards and help you learn how to anticipate, plan for and deal with them safely save money on car insurance premiums naturally, you will have to pay for the course.
Fees for the PASS PLUS course will vary depending on where you live and the instructor or driving school you choose. Bear in mind too that it will take a minimum of six hours, all of which need to be taken after passing your test. If more sessions are needed for you to successfully complete the course, this may add to the cost.
When you have successfully completed the course, you are advised to check available discounts offered by the insurance companies taking part in the scheme. The amount you save will depend on the company you choose, you may even save more than you paid for the course.
Boost your confidence if you feel nervous driving on your own, the PASS PLUS training can help you become more confident on the roads and give peace of mind to your loved ones.
PASS PLUS consists of six practical modules which cover driving in town, in all weathers, on rural roads, at night, on dual carriageways and on motorways. You can take it at any time within the first 12 month of passing your test.
There is no test at the end of it – your driving will be continually assessed and you must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard:
Achieved – successfully reached the standard required for each of the competencies
Exceeded – exceeded the required standard for each of the competencies
The Driving Standards Agency are currently reviewing how Pass Plus is conducted due to their are many scrupulous driving instructors whom take a small amount of money to sign a certificate without giving any training for the insurance discounts.
We will not do this at Homer’s Driving School, we believe all new driver will benefit from the course and we charge for a manual car £149 and for an automatic car £179 regardless of the number of hours required.