Apply for a pass plus subsidy

Pass Plus is a course that you can only take once you have passed your driving test. It consists of at least 6 hours of practical training.

The Pass Plus course covers:

  • motorway driving
  • town driving
  • country driving
  • all weather driving
  • night driving

By improving your driving skills and hazard awareness, you may reduce the risk of being involved in a serious crash. Some insurance companies offer a discount for young drivers who have completed a Pass Plus course. For more information go to the Government website.

We offer a £60 subsidy towards the cost of Pass Plus training.

To qualify for this subsidy, you must be:

  • aged between 17-24
  • living, studying or working in Swindon
  • using an approved driving instructor who is registered to deliver Pass Plus 
  • registered with us before starting the Pass Plus course to receive your unique driver reference number. Your instructor will need this number before training.
  • aware that you are responsible for paying your driving instructor for the balance of the cost of training

How to apply

To apply for the £60 subsidy, complete the online form below.

We advise you to try and book in with an instructor before completing this form. If you have not booked with an instructor within 3 months of your application, your application will automatically close. If you do not already have an instructor, you can find an instructor registered to deliver Pass Plus on the Government website.

Before accessing the online form below, you will be asked to create a My Account.

Pass Plus Application Form

When you have completed your training and reached the required standard, your instructor will invoice Swindon Borough Council direct for the £60 subsidy. They will also issue you with a training report which you should send to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to obtain your Pass Plus certificate. You will need a certificate if you want a discount on your car insurance.

Pass Plus
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
The Axis Building
112 Upper Parliament Street

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