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Do I need insurance as a learner driver?

Do I need insurance as a learner driver?
Tina Playle
  • On June 6, 2019

Once you’ve started driving it’s good to have knowledge of insurance, even as a learner driver.

Here’s the no-nonsense, no jargon, low-down of what you need to know about insurance as a learner driver.

When you need insurance as a learner driver

After you’ve received your provisional licence, you’ll probably want to get started with driving lessons! You will not need car insurance for your driving lessons. Your driving instructor will have their own policy in place to cover learners in their car.

You might also want to practice your driving outside of your lessons. Whether you’re doing that in a borrowed car or your own, it is a legal requirement to have insurance for private practice.


How does learner insurance work?

The most traditional way to get insurance as a learner driver is to have a friend or a family member, add you to their annual policy for a fee.

However, there could be a simpler way to do it! Here at InsureLearnerDriver, we specialise in learner insurance only. Meaning we can provide both short-term and long-term policies in the learner’s name, in their own car or a borrowed one!

Our flexible policies can work out to be more cost effective and convenient. Click here to find out if InsureLearnerDriver could help you out with your learner insurance.


How you get insurance as a learner driver

As we mentioned previously, some think that the easiest way is to add a learner to an existing car insurance policy.

However, if you want a specialised learner policy, you might be able to buy insurance as a learner driver all online!

With InsureLearnerDriver you can get your quote in just seconds and cover in minutes so you can get driving straight away (if you wish)!

Click here to get a quote


What happens after I pass my driving test?

If you pass your driving test whilst you have a policy with us, you may even be covered to drive home after the test! See our diagram below which should explain it clearly:

After you’ve made it home, you can give our team a call and we can speak to you about your options and transfer you to our sister company, Sky Insurance, who can help sort a black box policy out for you.

To read more about what happens after the driving test, click here.


Now you know the basics of the insurance you’ll need as a learner driver.

If you’re still curious about how it works, you can read these other articles:

How does learner insurance work?

Learner Driver Insurance – Simplified

The cheapest way to insure a learner driver

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