Learning to drive can be a stressful and expensive experience. The cost of a car, professional lessons, fuel, tax, insurance and tests can quickly add up, so finding a way to check all these boxes at the best price is a priority for many new drivers.
- The Driving Standards Agency recommends 47 hours of professional tuition, as well as around 20 hours of additional practice for new drivers, before taking a test.
- Most professional driving schools will include insurance in the cost of their lessons, but if you can get additional practice with a friend or family member, it can really help speed up the process of learning to drive.
- If you're practicing in your own car, or the car of a friend or relative, you’re going to need a learner driver insurance policy. This can be in the form of a full 12 month policy, starting on your provisional licence and updating when you pass your test, or on a temporary/short-term policy, designed to cover you specifically while you are learning.
- Insurance companies base the premiums they charge on how much of a risk they believe a person – and the car they drive – to be, so there’s little wonder that learner drivers often struggle to find competitive insurance premiums.
- You'll also pay different premiums based on the level of cover you choose, which you can read more about in our guide to the car insurance policy types.
Confused.com can help you find great prices for both regular, 12 month policies and short term learner driver cover. Click 'Get a car quote' above to start comparing full policies, or the ‘Quote short-term’ button to visit our partner, Provisional Marmalade, for a provisional licence insurance quote.
If you're still looking into learning to drive, you can find information to help you with the steps involved in our guide - Learning to drive.