Benefits of Pass Plus

It can be easy to dismiss Pass Plus as another unnecessary expense after learning to drive, however, there are a number of benefits to Pass Plus for young drivers. We've put together a list of some of the top benefits.

What is Pass Plus?

Pass Plus is a practical training course designed to be completed after drivers have passed their practical test. It is not a legal requirement but can help to improve driving skills and confidence on the road. The course takes around six hours and will need to be taught by a registered driving instructor. Pass Plus can be taken at any time after passing your test but is thought to be most useful to new drivers who have less experience on the roads.

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The benefits of Pass Plus

There are a number of benefits to Pass Plus, including potentially reducing your insurance premiums. Check our top five benefits and how they could help you as a young driver.

  • Pass Plus can help to improve your confidence out on the road. The course is designed to improve your hazard awareness, knowledge and skills when driving which may help you to drive more safely.

  • The course may also help to reduce the cost of young drivers insurance which can save you money. Some insurers understand that the skills gained on the course may help to reduce your risks as a driver and can sometimes offer lower premiums as a result of the Pass Plus course.

  • Pass Plus will give you the chance to drive in different situations you may not have experienced whilst learning, such as at night, in difficult weather conditions and on the motorway.

  • There are no exams to take with Pass Plus. Although there are a number of modules to complete to pass, there is no written examination. Pass Plus is an ongoing assessment of your driving ability.

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How much does Pass Plus cost?

This will depend on where you live as some local authorities will pay for the course and others may pay a portion of the cost. It is worth contacting your local authority to find out if they will help finance the course. 

To find out about the Pass Plus course in your area it is worth speaking to your driving instructor as most will offer the course.

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Young driver insurance from Towergate

Our cover for young drivers can cost less than third-party only cover with other insurers, and can include additional discounts for not driving between 11pm and 5am. Our learner drivers insurance also allows you to start earning your no-claims bonus before you pass your driving test, and includes a GPS tracking device, rescue and roadside recovery breakdown and third-party injury claim compensation.

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Motor insurance from Towergate

We can offer a range of motor insurance policies to suit your needs. Read more on our motor insurance webpage.

 All cover is subject to normal underwriting terms and conditions.

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About the author

Chris North FCII, commercial vehicles insurance articles author Chris North FCII is a respected industry leader with over 40 years' experience, who has worked in the insurance industry in a variety of roles, accumulating a wealth of knowledge.He is currently Technical Manager for Towergate's motor division, providing expertise on all matters relating to motor fleet insurance, in particular haulage and self-drive hire fleets.