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Additional experience for newly qualified drivers

Pass Plus Courses

Pass Plus Course

£250 - grants may be available for Aberdeenshire council residents under 25. See below for details.


Pass Plus is a practical training course that takes at least 6 hours and is for drivers to improve their skills and drive more safely. It can be taken at any time although it should be most useful to new drivers in the year after passing their test.

Pass Plus training takes at least 6 hours. It has 6 modules, covering driving:

  • in town

  • in all weathers

  • on rural roads

  • at night

  • on dual carriageways

  • on motorways


All modules should be practical sessions, although local conditions may mean some are theory based. You’ll normally spend at least 5.5 hours driving.


You won’t take a test but you’ll be assessed throughout the course. To pass you’ll have to reach the required standard in all modules.

Drive On Pass Plus Courses

By completing the course in a single day, we cover an area down to Fife and back covering all the topics required to successfully complete the Pass Plus course. The day lasts between 6 and 7 hours so covers the minimum required time.

Aberdeenshire Residents Grant

All of the Community Safety Groups in Aberdeenshire council are offering financial support to drivers under the age of 25 taking the Pass Plus course. From 1st April 2018, a grant of £100 towards the cost of the Pass Plus course may be available.

Each Community Safety Group has a different process for applying and paying the grant, please see their website for more details.

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