The Pass Plus course is considered "further education" for newly qualified drivers, providing additional tuition and driving experience for new motorists. The course is entirely optional, though comes highly recommended by the vast majority of road safety authorities.
Pass Plus can only be taken after successfully passing your driving test. After which, the course takes place by way of three two-hour driving lessons over three separate days, or two three-hour lessons over two separate days, or a single intensive six-hour course in one day. Topics covered in the Pass Plus course include:
The course effectively builds upon the teachings of a standard course of driving lessons with more advanced driving skills.
If you are interested in taking the Pass Plus course, then you can do so if you have passed your practical driving test.
You won't…because you can't! The Pass Plus programme is simply a six-hour practical driving experience, as opposed to a test or assessment. Tuition throughout the course is delivered by a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (A.D.I.) Upon successful completion of the course, you will be entitled to apply for a Pass Plus certificate and possibly receive a discount of up to 25% on future insurance premiums, from the many insurance companies who recognise the Pass Plus course.
Pass Plus is designed to instil new motorists with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to drive as safely as possible on public roads. However, a valid Pass Plus certificate can also possibly result in discounts of up to 25% off subsequent car insurance premiums. This can amount to significant savings for younger motorists in particular.
Dozens of leading insurers recognise Pass Plus and offer discounts accordingly. Examples of which include the following among others: