What about car insurance – how does this work when I’m learning to drive?
Car insurance for learner drivers depends on who is teaching you how to drive. Driving schools and professional instructors will usually have their own insurance in place, so when you’re having lessons, you probably don’t need to worry about it. However, along with the average 47 hours it takes in formal driving lessons to pass your test, it’s estimated you’ll also need around 22 hours of practise with friends or relatives.
Legally, you can practise with someone who’s held a full licence for three years, is over 21 and is qualified to drive the car you’re learning in (so they must be qualified to drive a manual car if that’s what you’re practising in). If you do take this opportunity, then you’ll need learner driver insurance.