The Pass Plus scheme is a 6 hour advanced in car training course. The course is designed to improve your driving skills in various road and weather conditions.
Our 6 hour Pass Plus Course Fee
Apply for a Pass Plus certificate
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 ADI number.
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.
Lincolnshire County Council
01522 805 800
Rutland County Council
01572 722 577
Hampshire County Council
01962 846 100
Kent County Council
Wiltshire County Council
Staffordshire County Council
0300 111 8012
Argyll and Bute Council
01546 604 182
0345 155 5555 extension 402057
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 all weathers
on rural roads
on dual carriageways
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
0115 936 6504
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
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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.
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
The Axis Building
112 Upper Parliament Street
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.