Pass Plus explained

Pass Plus training takes at least 6 hours. It has 6 modules, covering driving:

  • in town
  • in all weathers
  • on rural roads
  • at night
  • on dual carriageways
  • on motorways

All modules should be practical sessions, although local conditions may mean some are theory based. You’ll normally spend at least 5.5 hours driving.


Don't be put off there is no test! You have to achieve a standard on each module that can be attained in one lesson, or maybe more. Once the standard has been achieved, the instructor signs the module off - complete with the date. When all six have been completed, the form is sent to DSA so that your certificate can be issued.


Car insurance discounts

Once you’ve completed Pass Plus you may be able to get a car insurance discount. You’ll need your Pass Plus certificate.


Check with insurers that you can still get a discount if you passed your practical driving test more than a year ago.


The amount of discount depends on the insurance company. Not all insurers offer Pass Plus discounts.


You might be able to put the discount on hold for up to 2 years if you don’t have a car at the moment - check with the insurance company first.


It can be taken at any time although it should be most useful to new drivers in the year after passing their test.


You’ll need a Pass Plus registered approved driving instructor (ADI) to teach you.