The Pass Plus Course
Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers and was designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry.
I offer the Pass Plus course in:
Camberley, Farnborough, Aldershot, Fleet and all surrounding areas.
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 is not a driving test but a 6 hour course (minimum) that will build on your current skills and knowledge.
It will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards.
It will help you become a more confident driver.
The Pass Plus scheme is made up of 6 course modules. All of the modules must be successfully completed to the required standard. Once successfully completing your training you’ll be sent your Pass Plus certificate. Then you can claim your 25% discount on you car insurance policy.
At the start of your course, I will give you a copy of the Pass Plus pupils guide. Then It will take at least 6 hours, though it can take longer if I thinks it’s necessary. Pass Plus is a practical course & all modules should be practical sessions. However, local conditions & 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. I will complete a training report form. To pass the Pass Plus course you’ll need to reach a satisfactory standard in all 6 course modules. Once passed all 6 modules your Pass Plus certificate will be sent to you.
1 = Driving Around Town 2 = All Weather Driving 3 = Driving In The Countryside
4 = Driving At Night 5 = Driving On Dual Carriageways 6 = Driving On Motorways
At the start of your course, your instructor will give you a copy of the Pass Plus pupils guide. Then It will take at least 6 hours, though it can take longer if he/she thinks it’s necessary. Pass Plus is a practical course & all modules should be practical sessions. However, local conditions & 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. Your instructor will complete a training report.
To pass the Pass Plus course you’ll need to reach a satisfactory standard in all 6 course modules.
The first module has two parts. It begins with an introduction to Pass Plus, explaining the course aims and the skills and knowledge to be covered.
Driving around a town
The second part is a practical session covering the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport.
Observation, judgement and awareness
Consideration for vulnerable road users
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, plus seeing and being seen in:
Sleet, snow and ice
You’ll also look at skidding, and:
What causes skids
How to prevent skids
Correcting slow-speed skids
Braking on poor surfaces
Driving in the countryside
This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:
Observing the road ahead
Making progress safely
Keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
It focuses especially on being aware and showing consideration for:
Pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road
Slow moving vehicles
It also covers the correct use of a horn, coping with mud and debris on the road and how to use passing places.
Driving at night
This covers the important parts of driving at night, dawn and dusk. You’ll learn about:
The importance of using headlights correctly
Adjusting to the dark
The correct use of lights and keeping them clean
Dealing with dazzle
Hard-to-see road users
Driving on dual carriageways
Dual carriageways are high speed roads where the two carriageways are separated by a central reservation. You will need to have particular skills, including:
Effective observation, using your mirrors and checking blind spots
Judgement and planning ahead
Joining and leaving a dual carriageway
Overtaking and lane discipline
The correct use of speed
Driving on motorways
This should be a practical session if possible. If there is no motorway nearby, it will be covered in a theory session.You should drive on a motorway as soon as you can afterwards so you can put the theory into practice.
Joining and leaving a motorway, and using slip roads
Safe speeds in different circumstances
Signs, signals and markings
Courtesy to other road users
Breakdown proceduresuse of lights, including hazard warning lights
Debris on the carriageway