Annual Learners FAQs
Providing you are the owner of the insured vehicle, you may add a Parent or Husband/Wife, to your policy. The additional driver must hold a valid UK Full driving licence for 3 years or more and must also own & insure their own vehicle whilst named on your Collingwood Policy.
We will email you to request copies of your driving licence. For information on how to obtain your driving record please visit the DVLA website and follow the instructions on how to obtain/share your driving licence information.
The Plastic card provides information on the cardholder i.e. name, date of birth and the address recorded with the DVLA.
The Driving Licence Record provides information on your driving history and any conviction/endorsement which may be held on your record by the DVLA.
You are able to upload the required documents by logging into your online account. You can also send a copy of your Provisional Driving Licence using either of the following methods:
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post to Collingwood Learners, Collingwood House, Earl Grey Way, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6AR
As the holder of a driving licence issued in England, Scotland or Wales you will have access to your driving record via the DVLA website. You can access your record or gain an access code by logging into https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-share-your-driving-licence-information
The form is part of your contract and is an agreement to debit future monthly payments from the credit/debit card provided. The form will be emailed to you upon inception of cover. It must be completed and either uploaded to your online account or returned to us at the email address provided.
Upon cancellation of cover, we will process any refund due immediately, and this would usually credit the card payers account within 3-5 working days. If you have opted for Direct Debit via a Third party credit provider, we would await reconciliation of your account, which can take up to 12 working days and we would then be able to process any refund due.
Yes, Collingwood covers both taking tuition and sitting your test in the insured car. Your driving instructor or accompanying driver will be required to drive the car home after passing your test. If the unfortunate happens and you fail to pass, they will also be required to return the car directly home.
Following the cancellation of the Annual Learner Driver policy and having completed 10 consecutive claim-free months of driving, we will provide a letter on a single occasion confirming an entitlement to an accelerated 1 year no claims bonus for presentation to a new insurer. Acceptance would be at the discretion of your new Insurer.
If I have a learner driver policy to drive someone else’s car and I have a crash, will it affect their insurance policy?
If you are the registered keeper/owner of the insured vehicle, the policy offers the level of insurance as detailed in your schedule and policy document and therefore does not need to be insured elsewhere. If you are not the registered keeper/owner then the policy only covers the vehicle whilst you are undergoing driving tuition, therefore, the vehicle owner must have the vehicle insured elsewhere for the duration of the Collingwood policy.
Vehicle owner is not the policyholder
As the vehicle owner, do I need to have my own insurance policy on the vehicle that the learner driver is insuring?
If the Provisional Licence holder has a Comprehensive Policy with Collingwood and they have an accident in your vehicle, whilst driving correctly supervised and within the terms and conditions of the Learner driver policy, the claim would be made against their Collingwood policy – not yours.