Move Up A Gear
Now That You Have Passed Your Driving Test
Take the PASS PLUS COURSE
With Scotlands First Pass Plus Award Winner 2004!
The Pass Plus scheme is aimed at new drivers to help them become better drivers. Your Approved Driving Instructor will help you complete the six training modules to pass the training course.
In November 2004, Brian Campbell won the DSA Pass Plus Award. This award was presented for the marketing of the scheme and was open to over 23,000 Instructors throughout the
About Pass Plus
Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers. It was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry.
Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, due to lack of driving experience.
Pass Plus builds on your skills and knowledge. It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, to help you become a more confident driver.
Who can do Pass Plus training
You can take a Pass Plus course at any time, but it’s mainly aimed at new drivers in the first year after passing their test.
Pass Plus modules
Pass Plus consists of six modules about driving in different conditions:
- in town
- in all weathers
- on rural roads
- at night
- on dual carriageways
- on motorways
The cost of a Pass Plus course
Your Pass Plus course fees will be £165.00 with the use of the Instructors vehicle and £135 for instruction in your own vehicle (This includes DSA registration fee). A grant of £100.00 is usually available from the highland council. The course takes at least six hours.
Applying for the highland council pass plus grant
To apply to the scheme, download the application form here (opens in a new window) and post it to the Road Safety Team at:-
The Highland Council
Road Safety Unit
3 Ardross Terrace
For further enquiries or a hard copy of the application form, you can contact a member of the Road Safety Team:-
By E-mail: email@example.com
By Phone: 01463 702686
How you'll be instructed
Pass Plus Pupil's Guide
At the start of your course, your instructor will give you a copy of the 'Pass Plus Pupil's Guide'. This contains detailed information about all aspects of Pass Plus.
Pass Plus training will take at least six hours, though it can take longer if your instructor thinks it's necessary.
The training sessions
Pass Plus is a practical course and all modules should be practical sessions. However, local conditions and time of year may mean that some modules need to be given as a theory session. A theory session could be given if there is no motorway nearby. Generally at least five and a half out of six hours should be spent in the car.
You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed during the modules.
Your instructor will complete a training report form that you’ll sign and date when you reach the required standard in each module. To pass the course you'll need to reach a satisfactory standard in all the course modules. You’ll be given a progress record to help you to keep track of your progress throughout the course.
At the end of your training
On successfully completing your training you'll be sent your Pass Plus certificate to claim your discount on your car insurance policy. You should also consider working towards your Advanced Driving Test. Passing this test would take your driving skills to a higher level, and provide you with further financial benefits.