Pass Plus

The Pass Plus course is primarily aimed at the newly qualified driver, but anyone can take it. It’s designed to build on the skills and knowledge already gained leading up to the driving test.

Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years after passing their test, simply due to lack of driving experience.

There is no test at the end of the course. However, a minimum standard must be achieved by the pupil. The report form is filled out by me, signed by both the pupil and myself, and sent to the DSA. The DSA then process the form and forward the certificate to the pupil. This should then be forwarded to the insurance company if requested.

Pass Plus modules

There are six modules (6 hours minimum) to cover and wherever possible they are done as ‘practical’ lessons. For instance, if you do Pass Plus in the winter months it may be possible to learn how to drive on snow. If you do the course in the summer months, however, this would have to be covered in theory.

Pass PlusModules: driving around a town; all weather driving; driving in the countryside; driving at night; driving on dual carriageways and driving on motorways.


The course will allow you to gain experience in situations you haven’t covered before. The modules on dual carriageway and motorway driving are probably the most important and valuable for the new driver. Many insurers also offer benefits and discounts to drivers who have completed the course.

By the end of the course, you will have developed from a newly qualified driver into a much safer and more confident driver. Although the skills learnt before the driving test go a long way towards creating a safe driver, Pass Plus takes them to a more advanced level to equip for the real world. Emphasis is placed on early anticipation, early perception, early planning and sound safety decisions. Pass Plus isn’t compulsory, but I highly recommend it.


The total cost is £175. Although this works out to be slightly more expensive than 6 standard one-hour driving lessons, I believe that the rewards really do pay for themselves. This additional cost is due to the longer driving distances covered during training sessions.

I also offer shorter motorway confidence courses for pupils who would like to focus on motorway driving only.

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Random Testimonial

  • “I contacted Neil and asked could he help me. I’d failed 9 tests and spent 15 grand (?!). I’d tried hypnosis/intensives… you name it, I’d tried it. I would have sacked it off years ago if I didn’t need to get it for work. To say I was SICK OF IT, was an under-statement.

    When Neil actually complimented my perseverance and said he liked a challenge, I liked him straight away! I told him when I met him I was a reasonable driver.. until I did something crazy, he quickly realised I knew myself.

    I KNOW I was not easy to teach! Many had tried and many had failed! It sounds clichéd, but Neil took me as I was – warts and all, whilst subtly building my confidence and skill. He literally never gave up on me which is quite something when you have started failing on hesitation because you’re constantly anxious and on edge. Add to that that multiple driving test failures is this big weird jokey taboo… that really starts to hurt with each ribbing you get.

    Neil was resourceful. He’d watch my patterns and frankly erratic behaviours! He’d say the same thing a 100 times, somehow… calmly. I felt very safe with Neil and he really made me laugh which was a genuine help and stress reliever.

    2 weeks ago… 22 YEARS after my first lesson (which unfortunately was not with Neil) I passed my 10th test!!! If I can pass it anyone can! But do yourself a favour… go with Neil. Thanks a million Neil! I won’t forget you!”

    ~ Louise, Bradford
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