Great! You've passed your driving test, so what is Pass Plus? Hopefully this will help.

What is Pass Plus?

Pass Plus is a training scheme for new drivers. It’s much more than just a few extra lessons. This specially designed course by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry, helps you:

· Gain Valuable driving experience safely – You will be taught how to deal with a wide range of road and traffic conditions, many of which you will never have faced before.

· Build on your existing skills and knowledge – It can take years to become a skilled driver. Pass Plus helps you get there quicker by speeding up the learning process.

· Reduce your risk of being in a road crash – The course will help boost your awareness and help you to learn how to anticipate, plan for and deal with them safely.

· Save money on car insurance premiums – The pass plus course will take a minimum of 6 hours, all of which need to be taken after passing your driving test. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be advised by your instructor to check available discounts offered by insurance companies taking part in the scheme. The amount you save will depend on the company you choose, you may even save more money than you paid for the course!!

· Boost your confidence – You will feel strange once you pass your driving test as you will be on the open road by yourself, so if you feel nervous the Pass Plus scheme can help you become more confident on the road.

· Pass Plus consists of 6 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 months of passing your test.

· There is no test at the end of it – your driving will be continually assessed and you must successfully complete all the modules on the course to an achieved or exceeded standard.

· Achieved – successfully reached the standard required for each of the competencies.

· Exceeded – Exceeded the required standard for each of the competencies.