PASS PLUS is a training scheme for newly qualified drivers.
Itís much more than just a few extra lessons though. This specially designed course by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry, helps you to;
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 Ė your driving is continually assessed and you must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard:
achieved Ė successfully reached the standard required for each of the competencies
exceeded Ė exceeded the required standard for each of the competencies
In exceptional circumstances, if a module can't be done on the road it will be covered in a theory session. If this is the case, the highest level you can reach is 'achieved' as you've not been able to demonstrate the relevant practical skills.
If you passed your test more than a year ago you should check that youíll be eligible for the discounts on offer from your insurance company before you take the course.
Donít worry if you havenít got a car to insure at the moment, you may be able to defer the discount for up to two years. Again, check with your insurance company.
Visit the Pass Plus website for further information