Pass plus is a training scheme for newly qualified drivers that is usually taken within the first year of passing the driving test. The course was compiled by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in conjunction with insurance companies and driving instructors, and was introduced to try to address the high accident risk of new drivers. The course is designed to give newly qualified drivers extra skill or experience in situations that they may not have covered in depth whilst preparing for their driving test (in the case of motorway driving, not covered at all). Pass Plus is a course consisting of 6 modules with no test or exam. Instead, you are assessed by your driving instructor during the training sessions and marked as either ‘achieved the standard’ or ‘exceeded the standard’. You do not fail any module, but if necessary extra training would bring the standard up to the required level.
Pass Plus syllabus modules:
In return for completing the Pass Plus course many insurance companies will give a discount, usually equivalent to 1 years No claims bonus (approx. 30%), and this more than covers the cost of the course.
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