The Pass Plus Scheme common is aimed at new drivers who have recently passed the standard driving test, and helps to give them the confidence to drive on their own and gain more experience on the road.
It’s an optional course introduced by DSA and is considered the best way to give additional driving experience to a qualified learner by an Approved Driving Instructor that is Pass Plus registered.
The main aim of the course is to pass on new skills and techniques, and help new drivers reduce the risk of having an accident by improving their anticipation and alertness.
It’s a good scheme and I’d be happy to talk to you about it.
There are six modules, covering:
- Town driving
- All-weather driving
- Driving out of town
- Night driving
- Driving on dual carriageways
- Driving on motorways
We might cover some of these in theory only – for example, weather and night driving which require conditions that may be hard to replicate in the summer. But this is only done when a practical training session is not possible.
Pass Plus takes a minimum of six hours to complete. The practical assessment is more lenient than that used in the standard driving test, and adherence to many rules that would otherwise constitute a major mistake in the main practical exam (such as parking at an angle) don’t apply. You simply have to be able to drive safely and legally.
There is no exam at the end of the Pass Plus course. I will issue a certificate if I’m satisfied with your competence.