Learner or provisional driver insurance
Learner or provisional driver cover will allow you to practice in any car, but you must be supervised by a qualified driver aged 21 or over who has held a full licence for at least three years. You might find that some insurance providers set tougher rules than that, so always check the policy terms and conditions. If you drive without supervision, you could be fined up to £1,000 and get up to six points on your licence before you even pass your test.
Provisional driver insurance can offer flexibility in the length of time the policy is in place. Some policies will offer an initial fixed period of a month, for example, with renewable short-term periods thereafter. Most learner driver policies will also set limits on the value of the car that’s involved and some will also restrict the time of the day when you can drive the vehicle.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you’ve got the right car insurance for you. And that’s where we can help. We independently compare over 100 of the UK’s most trusted car insurance companies to provide new and young drivers with car insurance deals.