Pass Plus

1. Overview

Pass Plus is a practical training course that takes at least 6 hours and 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.

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

It may help you get a car insurance discount if you successfully complete the course.

2. Booking Pass Plus

You need to book Pass Plus with a Pass Plus registered approved driving instructor (ADI).

You can contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to check if an instructor is registered with Pass Plus. You’ll need their name and ADInumber.

DVSA Pass Plus team
passplus@dvsa.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 936 6504
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

Fees

Pass Plus fees depend on where you live, the instructor or driving school and how long your training takes.

Some local councils can offer discounts off the full Pass Plus training costs.

3. Local councils offering discounts

Some local councils can offer discounts off the full Pass Plus training costs

Contact your borough, town, city or county council if they are listed to see if they can help you with the cost of your training.

You must live in the council’s area to be eligible for the discount.

Wales

All local councils in Wales offer discounted Pass Plus courses. Go to Pass Plus Cymru for more information.

4. How Pass Plus training works

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.

You won’t take a test but you’ll be assessed throughout the course. To pass you’ll have to reach the required standard in all modules.

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Pass Plus team for more information.

DVSA Pass Plus team
passplus@dvsa.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 936 6504
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

5. Apply for a Pass Plus certificate

You must apply for your own Pass Plus certificate if you want one.

You need a certificate if you want a discount on your car insurance.

You’ll get a training report form from your instructor when you’ve reached the required standard in all modules. You and your instructor must sign the form.

Send the signed form to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). You’ll be sent a certificate by post.

Pass Plus
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
The Axis Building
112 Upper Parliament Street
Nottingham
NG1 6LP

6. 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.

Learning to drive: steps

Are you allowed to drive yet?

Everyone is allowed to begin learning to drive once they’re 17

Getting your provisional licence

Lessons and practicing

Booking the theory test

When you pass

You may begin driving once you pass your practical.
You must have acquired a insurance policy that lets you to drive with no supervision.