PASS PLUS

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PASS PLUS

Would you like do drive more safely, be confident driving at all speed limits in all weather conditions? Would you like to save money and be awarded for your achievement than a PASS PLUS is for you.

You can get a discount from participating insurance companies with Pass Plus.

Just fill out the form to find out more about Pass Plus:

If you qualify, you will also receive a £70 cash back from Transport for London after completing the course.

No test is required for Pass Plus.

What is Pass Plus?

Pass plus is an optional course introduced by DSA and is considered the best way to give additional driving experience to a qualified learner by an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) that has been Pass Plus registered.

The main aim of this course is to impart valuable knowledge to drivers who have recently passed the practical driving test, and who want to learn new skills and techniques, improve their anticipation and alertness and learn how to reduce accidents.

It has been statistically proven that entirely new drivers are more often considerably more prone to mishaps, predominantly within the first couple of years of driving.

Content

Pass Plus comprises six modules, each covering a different aspect of driving. These modules are:
  • Town driving
  • All-weather driving
  • Driving out of town
  • Night driving
  • Driving on dual carriageways
  • Driving on motorways

The scheme 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 allowing the car to slide against its gear, or parking at an angle) does not apply. It is only required that one is able to drive safely and legally.

There is no examination at the end of the Pass Plus course; rather, a certificate is awarded once the instructor is satisfied with the candidate’s competence.

Each module must be completed to an achieved or exceeded standard, in order to pass:

Achieved: successfully reached the standard required for each of the competencies.

Exceeded: exceeded the required standard for each of the competencies.

If a module is completed in theory, “Achieved” is the highest standard possible, as the candidate does not have an opportunity to practically demonstrate their competence.

Participating insurers

A number of insurance companies offer cheaper car insurance to drivers who have completed the Pass Plus scheme. These include:
Anyone who holds a full UK licence is eligible to take part in the scheme. You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed. You must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard.

Pass Plus will help you to:
  • develop existing skills
  • learn new skills and techniques
  • improve anticipation and awareness
  • learn how to reduce the risk of accidents
  • maintain a courteous and considerate attitude on the road

START –DRIVING charge £120 for 6 hours training.(This is required by Pass Plus) If you would like more than 6 hours then it would be charged at £25/hr.

If you qualify you can get a discount of £70 cash back from TFL. (You need to be less than 25 years old and living in Greater London for the discount)

Therefore, after the course, TFL will give you £70 of the £120 course fee back- That’s over 50% discount-making the course cost just £50.

Call Transport for London on 0845 230 1725.

When you have successfully completed the course, you are advised to check available discounts offered by the insurance companies taking part in the scheme. The amount you save will depend on the company you choose, you may even save more than you paid for the course.

For more information about Pass Plus please visit the Pass Plus website by clicking on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/pass-plus

Kent County Council offer Kent residents the opportunity to have Pass Plus driver training with a £60 sponsored discount. To qualify for the £60 discount sponsored by Kent County Council, you must:
  • be aged between 17-19
  • live in the Kent County Council catchment area (excluding Medway)
  • Use an approved driving instructor registered with us. To find out about our approved list of driving instructors see our current list of approved driving instructors (PDF, 23k)
  • Register with us before starting the Pass Plus course to receive your unique driver reference number. Your instructor will need this number before training. The number is only valid for 3 months
  • Understand that the cost of any additional training (more than 6 hours) must be paid for by you.

http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads_and_transport/road_safety/drivers/young_drivers/pass_plus.aspx

Applying is easy…

To apply to the scheme, simply fill in the online contact application form. For further enquiries contact us:-

By E-mail:startdriving@mail.com

By Phone: 077 90 90 90 40