Pass Plus is backed by the Government, Driving Standards Agency and insurers. It is designed to make newly qualified drivers become better drivers and gives you a number of other benefits, such as cheaper motor insurance.
The course consists of six specially designed training sessions to follow on from a successful practical driving test.
- Driving in town
- Driving on rural roads
- Driving in all weathers
- Driving at night
- Driving on dual carriageways
- Driving on motorways
The extra experience and positive driving skills from Pass Plus would otherwise take a long time to acquire. You should be a safer and better driver and remember new drivers make up just 10% of licence holders, but are involved in 29% of accidents.
You can take Pass Plus up to a year after passing your practical driving test. There is no further test to take. When your instructor is satisfied with your performance you will receive a certificate from the Driving Standards Agency.
Motor insurers that support the scheme will give you a one-year's no claims bonus as soon as you insure your own car. This saving could easily more than cover the cost of the extra Pass Plus lessons.
You can defer the no-claims bonus for two years if you currently drive under someone else's policy. This means that if you buy a car within two years of completing a Pass Plus course and have not had any claims in the meantime, your first premium will be reduced by the extra one-year's no claims bonus.
Insurers representing over 63% of the UK private car market have agreed to these discounts. The companies are shown below
- AA Insurance
- BTE Lawline
- Co-operative Insurance
- Direct Line
- Norwich Union
- Provident Insurance plc
- Royal & Sun Alliance
- Tesco Motor Insurers
- Zurich (Eagle Star)
We can provide more information on the scheme, including the content of the training sessions.
The cost of a Pass Plus course is £150 regardless of how many hours it takes you to reach the required standard.