The Pass Plus Course is designed by the DSA, in association with the insurance and driving instructor industries, for those people who have passed their test and is aimed at speeding up your driving experience.

The course is a minimum of 6 modules. All of the modules must be successfully completed to the required standard.

Driving around town.

This is a practical session covering the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport.

You’ll focus on:

  • observation, judgment, and awareness
  • eye contact
  • consideration for vulnerable road users
  • showing caution
  • keeping space around your car

All-weather driving

This module will be covered as much as possible in a practical session.

You’ll focus on correct speed, safe stopping distances, as well as seeing and being seen in:

  • rain
  • sleet, snow and ice
  • mist and fog
  • bright sunshine

You’ll also look at skidding, and:

  • what causes skids
  • how to prevent skids
  • braking on poor surfaces
  • aquaplaning

Driving in the countryside

This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:

  • observing the road ahead
  • making progress safely
  • bends, hills, uneven roads, and dead ground
  • keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
  • safe overtaking

focusing on:

  • pedestrians, horse riders, and animals
  • farm entrances

Driving at night

This module covers the important parts of driving at night.

You’ll focus on:

  • dawn and dusk
  • using headlights correctly
  • judging speed and distance
  • parking issues

Driving on dual carriageways

Dual carriageways are speed roads

You’ll focus on:

  • effective observation, using your mirrors and checking blind spots
  • judgement and planning ahead
  • separation distances
  • joining and leaving
  • overtaking and lane discipline

Driving on motorways

This module is nearly the same as dual carriageways but other areas to cover include

  • signs, signals, and markings
  • motorway fatigue
  • breakdown procedures
  • crosswinds
  • debris on the road
  • use of lights including hazard warning lights

As well as speeding up your experience, you can also save a considerable amount on the cost of insurance with participating insurers. All this for just £150.