Pass Plus is an invaluable and exciting post-test course which takes the new driver outside of the ‘box’ and immerses them into a completely different ‘world’ from that found in pre-test lessons.
Whilst A-DRIVE prides itself on making day-to-day lessons fun and different, we are restricted by time and geography in how far from home we can venture. We are also restricted by the fact that learners aren’t allowed on motorways. Pass Plus seeks to redress this imbalance by offering the newly-qualified driver with challenging situations they haven’t faced before.
As an instructor, it always puts a rewarding smile on my face to see a new driver begin to really take control of both themselves and the car in some really tight situations. To see them growing some real road confidence in differing surroundings gives me a proud and warm feeling that they are going to be safe on their own.
The course can be tailored to suit the pupil’s geographical awareness and ability; countryside based pupils can be immersed into town situations and vice versa. The course typically follows the following route:
A12 toward London
A130 toward Southend
A127 toward London
Brentwood High Street followed by the Brook Street roundabout
M25 toward Dartford
STOP at Dartford Services 20 minutes
M25 over the QEII Bridge
M25 under the Dartford Tunnel
A13 toward London
Elephant & Castle
A11 toward M11
M11 toward Stanstead
A120 toward Braintree
A120 toward home
The entire course takes 6 hours and is very demanding. It is designed to push a driver so they can understand their own limitations. A full 6-hour Pass Plus course (which includes toll fees and lunch) cost just £249 and will provide you with a massive boost in confidence. Congestion charging is usually avoided by conducting the course on a weekend. We do not advise venturing into the city on a weekday, however, if this is requested – Congestion Charge would be payable additionally.
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