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Can I Supervise a Learner Driver?

Can I Supervise a Learner Driver?
Tina Playle
  • On January 25, 2018

At InsureLearnerDriver, we promote private driving practice is a fundamental part of learning to drive. It allows learner drivers to gain experience on the roads, in their own time, whilst supervised by driver with a full license.

This means you can get driving with the help of a family member or a friend. But before you embark on your private practice, we thought we’d discuss the full requirements of an accompanying driver.

What the Law Says About Being an Accompanying Driver

The law states that all learner drivers in the UK must be supervised when they’re learning to drive a car, either by a qualified driving instructor or someone who meets the legal requirements.

To supervise a learner driver whilst they learn, you must:

  • Be over 21.
  • Be qualified to drive the type of vehicle that they are learning in (e.g. They must have a manual car licence if they are supervising a learner in a manual car).
  • Have had their full driving licence for 3 years (from countries in the European Union or European Economic Area).

However, if you have a policy with InsureLearnerDriver, we have a couple of more rules. We require accompanying drivers who are supervising learner drivers with our policies to be aged between 25 and 72.

More Tips About Supervising a Learner Driver

  • Always make sure the learner driver is insured to drive the car they’re practicing in.
  • Always make sure you have L-plates displayed clearly on your car when the learner driver is driving.
  • Learner drivers are not allowed to drive on the motorway.
  • It’s an offence for the supervising driver to be on their mobile phone whilst supervising a learner driver.

For more tips on how to make private practice run as smoothly as possible, click here.


Learner Driver Insurance

Private practice is a brilliant way to make new drivers come to terms with being on the road. It can also be a lot of fun! To find out more about the ways learner driver insurance can benefit learner drivers in terms of gaining experience and saving money, click here to read our previous blog post.

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  1. Jill Donovan

    Why can’t my 18 year old grandson get insurance on my car LV60RHZ? Your questionnaire says it’s not possible. I am 70 years old which is within your age range.


    • Hi Jill,
      We can’t find the details of this quote for you – could you let us know of the error message that appears when you try it so we can look into this for you.

      – InsureLearnerDriver

  2. Kelly

    Hi, I’m trying to get learner insurance and I’m 38 but on your questionnaire but the year for the date of birth doesn’t go over 1987. Can I still get cover?


    • Hi Kelly,
      I’m afraid we only provide learner driver insurance to those up to the age of 30.
      – Tina

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