Once you’ve passed your Driving Test, you can build on the skills you have learned and gain more experience by taking a Pass Plus Driver Training with Drive Smart Course.
The Pass Plus scheme was developed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in conjunction with the driving industry and car insurance companies in the light of statistics showing that new drivers are more likely – due to a lack of experience – to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test.
Pass Plus is an optional course which involves a series of modules lasting a minimum of 6 hours in total, involving driving in different conditions. There no test at the end.
However, you will have an opportunity to acquire additional skills and experience which will significantly enhance your safety and understanding of your road craft.
Pass Plus training takes at least 6 hours and has 6 modules, covering driving:
- in town
- in all weathers
- on rural roads
- at night
- on dual carriageways
- on motorways
We endeavour to make all the modules be practical sessions, although local conditions may mean some are theory based. You’ll normally spend at least 5.5 hours driving.
As mentioned, 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.
You’ll be sent a Pass Plus certificate after you’ve successfully finished your training. You’ll need this when applying for a car insurance discount.
Pass Plus Training can only be undertaken with a Instructor Registered with the Driving Standards Agency. Ask us for our name and Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) number if you wish to check – see Further Information section below.
Drive Smart Pass Plus Training Fee: £180.00 | Click Here for our full Price List
Some local authorities offer discounts off the full Pass Plus training costs. The nearest participating authorities to Peterborough are:
Derby City Council
01332 641 778
Lincolnshire County Council
01522 805 800
Rutland County Council
01572 722 577
Check with DVSA
You can contact the Driving Standards Agency (DVSA) to check if an instructor is registered with Pass Plus. You’ll need their name and ADI number.