The Passmaster Mal “Pass Plus” Scheme

The Pass Plus scheme is made up of six course modules. All of the modules must be successfully completed to the required standard. Find out what you need to know to pass the six modules.
  The Pass Plus Scheme with PassMaster Mal is £149.

Driving around a town
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
  • All weather driving

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


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’ll 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