Pass Plus

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, and help you become a more confident driver.

A Pass Plus course can be taken at any time, but it’s ideally taken in the first year after passing your driving test.

Pass Plus consists of six modules about driving in different conditions:

Town and City driving

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.

The second part is a practical session covering the different features of driving in a town, such as complex junctions and public transport.

You’ll focus on:

  • observation, judgement and awareness
  • eye contact
  • consideration for vulnerable road users
  • showing caution
  • keeping space around your car
Driving in all weather conditions

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:

  • rain
  • sleet, snow and ice
  • mist and fog
  • bright sunshine

You’ll also look at skidding, and:

  • what causes skids
  • how to prevent skids
  • correcting slow-speed skids
  • braking on poor surfaces
  • aquaplaning
Driving in the countryside

This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving:

  • observing the road ahead
  • making progress safely
  • bends, hills, uneven roads and dead ground
  • keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
  • safe overtaking

It focuses especially on being aware and showing consideration for:

  • pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road
  • farm entrances
  • 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
  • judging speed and distance
  • the correct use of lights and keeping them clean
  • dealing with dazzle
  • hard-to-see road users
  • parking issues
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
  • separation distances
  • 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.

The topics covered include:

  • journey planning
  • joining and leaving a motorway, and using slip roads
  • safe speeds in different circumstances
  • effective observation
  • signs, signals and markings
  • overtaking and lane discipline
  • courtesy to other road users
  • motorway fatigue
  • breakdown procedures, use of lights, including hazard warning lights
  • debris on the carriageway
  • crosswinds

Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers and was designed by the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry.

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 Cost – 6 x 1 hour @ £27.00/hour

About our service

Taylor’s Driving instructors are approved DVSA instructors with a real passion and love for driving.

  • Very high first time pass rate
  • Expert tuition for new drivers and full license holders.
  • Evaluation and improvement packages available.
  • Pay as you go or packaged pricing.
  • Free theory preparation and advice.
  • Test booking service available.
  • Pass plus – increase your driving skills and reduce your insurance costs.
  • Learning resources available.
  • Door to door service, and convenient pickup points and time slots available.

Our method

Learn more about our teaching methods

Taylor’s Driving School provides quality expert driving tuition that has the client at the centre of everything we do. A passion for driving and road safety in England makes us want to help our clients become thinking drivers who will be safe drivers for life.

It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 65, have never driven before or have some experience but just lack confidence, We will guide you through the whole learning experience. Our teaching methods are all about client centred learning and we treat every client as an individual. We pride ourselves on being able to help anyone learn to drive through finding what works for them.

When Taylor’s students go out into the world to drive on their own after passing their tests it usually feels like saying goodbye to a friend not a client. That’s because we take the time to get to know how you learn best and try to make your lessons the perfect learning environment for you and only you.

We use different learning aids, teaching methods and techniques. It’s irrelevant whether you like to look at pictures, listen to briefings, take notes, watch videos, or even watch demonstrations, we will find the best way to teach you.  How you learn best really matters to us. Our goal and mission is to make learning this valuable life skill of driving the most positive and enjoyable learning experience you will ever have.

Our instructor training has the same mission at heart. We want to help our instructors become the best and most professionally trained instructors in the industry. Our instructor training is at the forefront of client-centred learning and has been described by industry legends as revolutionary. We use the same individual approach to teaching you to be an instructor. That is after all how you will teach your learner drivers once you start your new career.

Give us a call or send us a mail and someone will give you a call to discuss how we can help you best.

Refresher
Courses

You have a licence – but you haven’t driven for ages, or you are intimidated by busy city roads, or busy roundabouts, or motorways. You just can’t remember how to reverse park……
Whatever your reason Taylor’s is here for you. We can help you get on the road again feeling confident and safe, because let’s be honest – what’s a driver’s licence worth if you don’t feel comfortable enough with your skills to use it.
Call us now and we’ll help get you back on the road feeling great!