Pass Plus is a course of lessons, (minimum 6 Hours), taken on a voluntary basis after passing the DVSA Driving Test. Pass Plus is for drivers to improve their skills and drive more safely. It can be taken at any time although it should be most useful to new drivers in the year after passing their test. A ‘DVSA Pass Plus Certificate’ will be issued. Once you’ve successfully completed Pass Plus you may be able to get a car insurance discount.
Pass Plus Modules
The Pass Plus course consists of six modules. These modules may not necessarily be taken in the order shown, and some may overlap, depending on the previous experience of the candidate.
Module 1 – Introduction
Your instructor will introduce the course and outline the disciplines and benefits of the course.
Module 2 – Town Driving
This is a practical session concentrating on observation, judgment and awareness eye contact, being cautious but not unnecessarily hesitant, keeping space around the car, multi-lane junctions and unusual roundabouts, over – and underpasses, bus and cycle lanes.
Module 3 – All Weather Driving
This may be a theory session. The aim will be to discuss safe driving in extreme weather and road conditions. Topics will include: seeing and being seen, using appropriate lights, safe speed and distances, anticipation, causes and how to correct skids.
Module 4 – Rural and Out of Town Driving
This will be a practical session featuring driving on all types of rural roads endeavouring to include:- bends, hills and uneven road surfaces, safe overtaking. Observation and making progress safely, with emphasis on: Farm entrances, animals and slow moving vehicles, mud on road, sharp bends, use of horn/lights.
Module 5 – Night Driving
This will take place after lighting – up time. It will cover: the correct use of lights, seeing and being seen familiarisation of reflective signs, markings, judging speed and distance of self and others, adjusting to dusk and dawn (theory) and being prepared for pedestrians and cyclists.
Module 6 – Dual Carriageway and Motoring Driving
Topics include:- effective observation and use of mirrors/blind spots joining, and leaving carriageways judgment and planning safe distances, overtaking and safe speeds in different circumstances, signs, signals and road markings.
Further information can be found on the gov.uk Pass Plus website : https://www.gov.uk/pass-plus