The ‘Pass Plus Scheme’ is a training course typically aimed at drivers who have recently passed their practical driving test. ‘Lets Drive Oxford’ offer the Pass Plus to all students after they have passed their test, but also welcome other drivers.
The aim of the course is to enhance a driver’s practical driving skills and also increase confidence to prepare drivers for independent driving. Whilst learning to drive, pupils will not gain exposure to certain driving situations (such as driving on a motorway) and may not have had the opportunity to drive at night, for example. The Pass Plus allows pupils to explore these driving conditions safely, with a view to increasing their awareness and overall competence, ultimately making them safer drivers.
The training is made up of six modules, each focusing on a different competency.
Pupils will explore driving in the following areas/situations:
- Night time driving
- Driving in a town
- Driving on a dual carriageway
- Driving on rural roads
- Driving in all weathers
- Driving on motorways
Completing the scheme will usually take around six hours, most of which will be spent driving, but in some instances where the physical conditions cannot be replicated (such as heavy rain), a theory based route will be taken.
Once a pupil has finished the course, their instructor will complete their training log and this will be sent on to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. The pupil will then receive a certificate in due course.