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Social Domestic Pleasure Covers the drivers named on the policy for normal day to day driving. Shopping, visiting friends or family and pleasure driving such as going to the park or on holiday. However, it doesn't include commuting to work.
Social Domestic Pleasure Commuting Allows you to drive your vehicle privately, for your own personal use. Things like going to the shops, collecting family members or friends and commuting between your home and your place of work or study are all covered by this class of cover.
Social Domestic Pleasure Commuting Business Includes all the previous two classes plus business car insurance which can cover a wide range of uses, such as travelling between different work locations, visiting customers or driving around other employees. Anything, in fact, that's on behalf of the company.

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Temporary Learner Driver Insurance is a popular choice for provisional drivers who want to get more hours of driving practice in, without the expense of driving lessons. All you need is access to a car and a suitable friend or family member who can take you out.

Temporary Learner Driver Insurance is a popular choice for provisional drivers who want to get more hours of driving practice in, without the expense of driving lessons. All you need is access to a car and a suitable friend or family member who can take you out.

This is where short term learner insurance is a great option, and a cheaper alternative to expensive lessons. Our Temporary Learner Driver Insurance is so flexible, only pay for the hours, days or weeks you use, and get instant cover. Get a quote and buy cover in minutes. It is so easy; all you need is a provisional license and a suitable car to learn in.

Customer surveys reveal that the UK motorists’ second biggest car-related concern is the cost of insurance. Short term learner driver insurance is a great way to save money and stay covered while you learn to drive.

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What is learner driver insurance?

Learner driver car insurance is a specialised policy created just for learner drivers. You’d probably worked out that much from the name alone though. A learner driver insurance policy helps learners get behind the wheel at a key moment in their driving journey.

Use a learner driver car insurance policy to practice, practice, practice or simply to take your test in a car you’re familiar with. Many choose to use learner driver insurance to either practice away from their lessons or simply learn to drive in their parent’s car. You can even use it to take your driving test in your own car.

We offer temporary learner driver car insurance so you aren’t tied into a long term insurance policy when you’re just a learner. Drive your friend or family member’s car with fully comprehensive car insurance. Don’t put their no claims discount at risk.

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Flexible Learner Driver Insurance gives you the best chance to pass

Practice is important when you’re learning any new skill. With driving a car it’s even more essential. It’s said the average person needs 45 hours of lessons and an additional 22 hours of practice.

Short term learner driver insurance can cover you to drive a friend’s car, family member’s car or even someone else’s car. This gives you the chance to rack up those practice hours away from your driving instructor in your own time. You just need to make sure you have an accompanying driver.

Insurance for learner drivers gives you the chance to improve your driving before your test. Our flexible cover lets you insure a learner for as little as 1 hour or up to 24 weeks.

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What you need to buy Short Term Learner Insurance

  1. 1. Details About the Vehicle you want to drive The vehicle Registration number, Make and Model, for example.
  2. 2. Policy Duration When you want cover to start and end - You can take cover from 1 hour to 24 weeks.
  3. 3. Details About You and the Person who will always be supervising you Your name, Date of birth, address and your driver’s license number, for example, and the vehicle owner’s details if the vehicle is not yours.
  4. 4. Your Driving History We will need to know what type of license you hold and for how long.
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Can I get Learner Driver Insurance - Am I Eligible?

Yes! We’re happy to tell you that learner driver insurance is available. You just need to be a provisional licence holder and meet a few other criteria. Learner driver insurance has a few more caveats you need to consider as well. The named driver must always be accompanied by someone over 25 who owns a full UK driving licence that they've held for at least 3 years.

Your learner driver insurance policy expires when you pass your test. But, it is valid for 3 hours so you can drive home if you need to.

Check out our learner insurance criteria below:

Drivers must:

  • Learner driver aged 17 to 25
  • You must hold a UK Provisional driver’s licence
  • Must not have had any claims, regardless of fault
  • Must not have had any penalty points
  • Resident in UK for 12 months minimum
  • Has a current permanent address as stated throughout this application, (please note you may be asked to provide proof of residence in the event of a claim)
  • Has not ever been refused insurance or had a policy cancelled or voided
  • Must not have been convicted of any criminal offence or have any possible prosecution pending
  • Must be supervised by a suitable person aged over 25 according to the law.

Vehicles:

  • Private Cars only (limits are placed on the vehicle’s ABI grouping)
  • Minimum vehicle value - £500
  • Maximum vehicle value - £25,000
  • The insured vehicle must be covered by an underlying policy
  • Minimum vehicle age 10 years
  • Social, Domestic and Pleasure only
  • Vehicle must be registered in the UK
  • Foreign use is not permitted
  • Not for exporting – journeys must start and end in the UK
  • Is not imported or left-hand drive and not modified (factory fitted extras or modifications for a disabled driver or passenger, or LPG conversions are acceptable).
  • Has no more than 5 seats
  • Must not be modified. LPG conversions and Disabled Modified are acceptable
  • Have a valid MOT (if required), is NOT declared as SORN (off-road) with DVLA and has NOT been seized by the police.
  • Not to be used for impounded or seized vehicles (unless specified as impounded cover)
  • Not to be used for any form of motor racing, pacemaking, track days, motor trade usage or hire and reward
  • Not for carrying hazardous goods or use at a hazardous location
  • There is no cover under this policy for vehicles which are insured, owned by, operated by, supplied by, hired or rented from any Claims, Credit hire or Accident Management Company.

MID: Please note that all our Short Term Insurance policies are submitted to the Motor Insurance Database (MID) at midnight every day. We recommend always having a copy of your Insurance Certificate with you during the period of cover.

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Learner Driver Insurance FAQs

+Do learner drivers need car insurance?

Yes, there are a few options- added to an existing policy as a named driver, own annual policy on own car, or short term insurance on either your own car or someone else's.

+What does learner driver insurance cover?

Any temporary car insurance policy you obtain through GoShorty will be fully comprehensive. Our provisional insurance is no different. This means your learner insurance policy protects you from:

+How does learner driver insurance work?

It works in the same way as a traditional car insurance policy. Provisional licence holders will be insured to drive the nominated car and the policy will sit alongside the car owner’s own car insurance policy. With GoShorty you can get a quote in minutes and have the policy in your inbox in seconds so you can start practicing.

+Do I need a supervisor, who can they be and how old must they be?

Yes you do. As a learner driver you can only drive with someone in the same car. This person must have a full uk driving licence, have been driving for at least 3 years and be aged 25 tears or older. They do not have to be related to you.

+Can I learn to drive in someone else’s car?

It is possible to learn to drive in someone else's car. You need to be insured. You also need a provisional license, a driver with a license to supervise you and the appropriate plates for your country. These are L in England & Scotland, with the option of D in Wales.

+Can you get temporary car insurance for 17 year olds?

We offer temporary car insurance for drivers aged 18 to 75. For younger drivers, we offer learner insurance from 17 to 25.

+Does learner driver insurance cover you after you’ve passed your driving test?

No it doesn’t. Once you’ve passed your practical driving test your learner driver insurance will no longer be valid. You have a grace period of 3 hours to drive home from the test centre, but once this period is over you must take out car insurance.

+Can I put a learner driver on my insurance?

While many car insurance policies will allow you to add another driver, or even a learner driver, it may not be the best idea. If you simply add a learner driver to your insurance policy, any accidents or incidents could affect the owner’s no claims discount.
With a provisional insurance policy, this won’t be the case. As short term learner insurance is so flexible it can end up being much cheaper than adding them to your existing policy.

+How much does learner insurance cost?

The total cost of learner insurance will vary depending on:
  1. Your age
  2. The vehicle you want to cover
  3. The length of the policy

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+Does learner driver insurance cover me for my driving test?

Yes it does. If you want to take the practical driving test in your own car then you can use learner driver insurance to do this. If you are taking it in your driving instructor’s car then you won’t need to worry about sorting your own insurance for the test.

Not found the answer you’re looking for? Either get in touch or check our other FAQs.

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