Why get short term learner driver insurance?

The DVSA recommends that learner drivers get additional practice outside of their driving lessons, by going out with a friend or family member who is over the age of 21 and has had their own full UK licence for at least 3 years. We appreciate that many provisional licence holders may not yet own their own car, which is why our Learner Driver Insurance is designed to enable you to drive a friend’s or family member’s car over a short period of time, leading up to your test.

Is this the same as being a named driver?

No; being a named driver on a policy can be pricey, and means that the main driver’s No Claims Discount could be at risk should you need to make a claim. With our Learner Driver Insurance, you can choose the cover length that suits you on your own policy which sits alongside the main driver's insurance. You get to practice and hone those essential skills before your test, and they know that their insurance won't be affected in any way!

What is the benefit of short-term learner driver insurance?

If you don’t yet own your own car, but want that all-important extra practice, then our Learner Driver Insurance means that you’re able to drive a friend’s or family member’s car before and during your test. The flexibility of this policy means that you can renew for further short periods of time – as short as 7 or 14 days if your test is fast approaching! 

What does learner driver insurance cover?

This is a short-term learner insurance policy, but it’s not a cut back version! Our Learner Driver Insurance is a fully comprehensive policy, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you're covered against fire, theft, malicious damages and any accidents while you're driving the car. It also means that if you're involved in an accident while driving as a provisional licence holder, a claim would be made on this policy - leaving the car owner's policy untarnished.

What happens when I pass my test?

Your Learner Driver Insurance policy ends the moment you pass your test – so make sure that someone else can drive you home again!

Once you’re a fully qualified driver, you may want to look at our extensive range of brand new cars to buy – with free insurance or an insurance contribution depending on your postcode - or our other insurance policies including New Driver Insurance on either your own car, or a family member’s.