Pass Plus Driving Course Guide

The Pass Plus practical training course takes around six hours to complete. It gives new drivers an opportunity to improve their driving skills and learn how to drive safer.

You can complete the advanced driving test any time. But, new drivers who take it soon after passing their test may benefit most by getting a discount on car insurance.

How to Book a Pass Plus Driving Test UK

You would need to make a booking with a Pass Plus registered approved driving instructor (ADI).

DVSA Pass Plus Team
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0115 936 6504
Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm
Find out about call charges.

If you contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) they will be able to confirm whether the instructor is registered with Pass Plus. But, you would need to know their full name and their ADI number.

Pass Plus Test Fee

So, how much is the Pass Plus driving course? In fact, the fees vary depending on which area you live in. Other factors, such as the instructor or driving school you book with and how long the training takes, may also affect the price structure.

How Does Pass Plus Work?

There are six (6) modules and it takes around one (1) hour to complete each training module. The six Pass Plus modules cover different types of driving, such as:

  • Suburban or town areas (e.g. hazard awareness)
  • Using the roads in a range of different weather conditions
  • Driving on rural country roads
  • Getting around at night time
  • Driving on dual carriageways
  • Heading off and driving on motorways

The main focus of each session is practical, so you should spend more than five hours driving. Even so, depending on the local conditions, you may also have some theory based lessons as well.

Unlike taking driving lessons in preparation of the practical test, you do not need to take a test to pass Pass Plus courses. Instead, the instructor will assess your driving skills, based on a required standard in each module, and throughout the course.

Note: Some local councils offer discounts off the full Pass Plus training costs. Contact the DVSA Pass Plus team for more information.

Discounts from Local Councils

East Midlands

Lincolnshire County Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01522 805 800

Rutland County Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01572 722 577


Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01228 221751


Hampshire County Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01962 846 100


Wiltshire Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01225 713 700


Argyll and Bute Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01546 604 182

Fife Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 155 5555 extension 402057

Inverclyde Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01475 717 171

South Lanarkshire Council
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01698 453 757

Note: You would only qualify for the council discount if you live in the particular borough, town, or city where the reduced price is being offered.

Pass Plus Cymru (Wales)

All the local councils in Wales offer discounted Pass Plus courses to young drivers between the ages of 17 and 25. The ‘Pass Plus Cymru’ website has further information.

Applying for a Pass Plus Certificate

Your Pass Plus instructor will give you a training report form, signed by both of you, once you reach the required standard in all six modules.

You only need to apply for a Pass Plus certificate to get a discount on your car insurance. To get a certificate, send the signed form to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. The DVSA will then send it to your address by post.

Pass Plus
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
The Axis Building
112 Upper Parliament Street

Getting a Car Insurance Discount

One of the benefits of completing a Pass Plus driving course after learning to drive is getting reduced rates on car insurance. But, you must have a Pass Plus certificate to apply for the discount.

The amount of money you can save will depend on the insurer (some companies do not offer it at all). In some cases, the insurance company might allow you to put the discount on hold (e.g. if you do not have a car).

Note: As a rule, the limit is two (2) years after passing the practical driving test. Check with your insurer to make sure you can still get a discount.

The Pass Plus Driving Course in the United Kingdom