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Learner driver insurance

Learner Driver Insurance for young drivers allows you to practice in a friend’s or family car without risking the owners No Claims Bonus

Learner driver insurance allows you to practice between lessons

Learner insurance allows you to practice driving in a friend’s or family car between driving lessons.

Learner insurance is comprehensive cover:

  • taken out in the name of the learner driver.
  • In the event of a claim the car owners NCB is not affected.

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Driving practice improves your chance of passing the driving test

Ninty percent of young drivers who pass their test first time have driving practice in a family or friend’s car in addition to driving lessons.

What cars can be driven with learner driver insurance

With most learner driver insurance policies, the car:

  • Must have primary insurance in the owner’s name.
  • Be limited to a value of, usually £30,000 and Insurance Group 32.
  • Be no more than 9 years old.

Who can supervise when you’re learning to drive?

The supervising driver must meet the requirements of the learner driver insurance policy.

  • Be a qualified driver and have sufficient experience.
  • The legal age limit to supervise someone driving is 21 years old – But most insurance companies offering learner driver insurance will require this person to be 25 plus.
  • Have held a valid GB – NI or EU driving license for at least three years.


What are the benefits of learner driver insurance

These are the key advantages of taking out learner driver insurance cover:

  • Learner driver insurance cover is usually available for 30, 60 or 90 days and renewable until you pass.
  • Gives you the chance to start building your No Claims Bonus before you have even passed your driving test.
  • The learner driver insurance policy is fully comprehensive this means if there is a claim you will be covered, your fault or not.
  • Most of these provisional driver policies require anyone who is supervising you to be 25 plus and have owned a Full UK license for at least three years.
  • Most learner driver insurance impose restrictions such as a driving time of 6 am to 10 pm, which reduces the cost.

A typical twelve-week policy should cost between £2 and £3 per day (£60 and £90 a month).

Useful links – learner driver insurance

Learner driver document requirements
Every Insurance provider must be FCA Registered
Third party insurance is the legal minimum requirement

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