Improve on existing skills and build confidence on roads such as; rural, major dual carriageways & motorways. You can also get up to 30% discount on your car insurance, which means you could save hundreds of pounds on your car insurance.
Maybe you have not driven for a while or have some areas of your driving that needs refreshing. It's normal that over time we become relaxed about our driving, give ourselves a false sense of security and slowly develop bad driving habits.
This driving course is popular with people who have never driven on major dual carriageways or motorways. Often it is because they did not do the pass plus when they passed the practical driving test or they are nervous and lack the confidence.
The pass plus course lasts for a minimum of 6 hours and has 6 modules. All modules should where possible be practical, although local roads and conditions may mean that some modules are done in theory.
There is not a practical driving test for the pass plus course, but you will be trained and continuously assessed by your driving instructor. To pass this course, your driving instructor needs to be satisfied that you meet the minimum required standard in each module.
There are 2 grades marked on the pass plus. A=Achieved or E=Exceeded . You can only be marked (A) for modules done in theory, but (A) or (E) for practical modules. As long as you get a minimum of (A), then you have met the minimum standard and passed.
This module covers: Observation, judgement & awareness, consideration for vunerable road users, spatial awareness & clearance to others, typical features of urban roads.
This module covers: Vision, skidding & avoidance, speed & stopping distances.
This module covers: Rural hazards, overtaking & progress, observation skills
Vehicle lighting & use, speed & stopping distances, visibility, parking.
Joining, turning, leaving, planning & observation, overtaking
Joining, turning, leaving, planning & observation, overtaking, breakdowns & safety procedure.
This driving course is aimed at drivers who've passed the practical driving test, but did not get around to driving yet or has not done much driving since passing the practical driving test or would simply like to refresh existing skills and knowledge.
Sometimes drivers would like to just target a specific subject for which they lack knowledge or skill. For some drivers it's simply to do subjects that was not covered whilst learning to drive such as; rural driving, driving at night, bay parking, reversing around a right corner.
Many drivers are now using a refresher driving course as a practical speed awareness course. They are doing this because they've been caught speeding and got penalty points on their driving licence and a fine, or they have attended a government approved speed awareness course and realised that they are only done in theory whilst sitting in a classroom full of others, and although very informative, would prefer to put this knowledge into practice with a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) to get real practical speed awareness experience.
Many people pass the driving test and don't get around to doing a pass plus course. They then later realise that they're going to need to use the motorway, but have never driven on one.
Those drivers that don't do a pass plus course normally end up scared of using the motorway due to it being multi-laned, high speed, unfamiliar road signs & markings, having no experience of ever driving a on motorway.
Some drivers have the confidence to drive on the motorway, but don't fully understand the rules, road signs & markings. This confidence and lack of knowledge can result in a potentially bad collision and/or frustrating or holding up other drivers which can make them take unnecessary risk.
Note: This is one of the reasons why it's important to do a pass plus course as soon as you pass your practical driving test!
Our motorway driving course will take you through entering, making progress, speed awareness, overtaking, lane discipline, exiting, breakdowns, reading the road signs & markings. Smart motorways and tolls will be covered on the motorway course where applicable.
Government has given the green light to learner drivers being allowed to use motorways with Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) from 4th June 2018 before they pass the practical driving test.