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Why buy driving instructor insurance?

As someone who often has learners drivers behind the wheel, buying business insurance for your driving instructor business makes a lot of sense. If an accident happened such as one of your students getting injured, or you suffered an injury yourself, a policy could protect you by providing legal fees and compensation to either the claimant or to replace your salary if you're unable to work.

At Superscript, we give you complete control over your business insurance, allowing you to pick and choose the covers that most suit your needs. This means you never pay a penny more than you need to for the right level of protection.

10% of driving instructors paid £7.91 a month or less for their Superscript business insurance between January and March 2023.

  • Choose from £1m, £2m, or £5m public liability cover
  • Optional £10m employers' liability cover as standard
  • Pay how you like, monthly or annually
  • Five-star customer service and claims support

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What insurance do driving instructors need?


Public liability insurance

Any profession that interacts with members of the public, such as your driving students, should consider public liability insurance. It covers the legal and compensation costs if someone who isn't an employee suffers an accidental injury or property damage.


Employers' liability insurance

If you employ anyone, from full-time and part-time staff to temporary workers or contractors, employers' liability cover is a legal requirement in the UK. If you employ people without this type of cover, you could be fined up to £2,500 for every day you don't have it.


Professional indemnity

Professional indemnity insurance is particularly popular with professions that offer services. It provides protection if you were to make a mistake in your driving instruction. For instance, if you were to teach your student the wrong thing and they failed their test.


Cyber insurance

If you store your students' data, you might want to consider adding cyber insurance to your policy. It's designed to protect you if you suffer a data breach or theft or if you or an employee accidentally breaches GDPR legislation.

If you also take card payments from your students, cyber insurance would cover your business if private card data is breached. If you use an electronic payment card system, this should be PCI DSS compliant to reduce the risk of these types of data breaches.


Personal accident

If you or one of your employees suffers an injury while teaching and can't work, personal accident insurance will pay you financial compensation to cover your income until you get back on your feet.


Business equipment

Being a driving instructor is a pretty mobile role, and you'll likely carry portable technology such as a mobile phone or laptop. If any insured equipment that you use to do your job was lost, stolen or damaged, business equipment insurance would cover the cost of replacing or repairing it.

Once you've completed a quote, you'll be able to view a summary of cover. Please always refer to your policy documents for full details around exclusions, terms and limits of your customised cover. Read our guide to understanding your policy documents.

How do claims work?


Notify us of the claim

Contact us by email at claims@gosuperscript.com, by 24/7 freephone on 0800 772 3059 or by logging in to your customer portal.

Ideally this should be done as soon as possible and within 30 days of you becoming aware of anything which you think may be covered by your insurance.

A good indicator of whether or not to let us know is if there's an issue which may require a payment to be made on your behalf.


We'll get on the case

We'll acknowledge your claim within 24 hours, and sometimes in as little as 30 minutes! This means you'll receive email confirmation of your claims reference and contact information should you need to speak to us.

We will then reach out to you within 48 hours to request any extra information we need to progress your claim.

We'll keep you updated on the next steps as the claim progresses.


A decision is made

We'll let you know if your claim is successful or not. If your claim isn't covered, we will always try to point you in the right direction and support you as best we can in getting back to normal.

Read about the most common reasons claims aren't paid.

If your claim is successful, once we have all the documents we need, we will aim to settle claims such as accidental damage, theft and lost equipment within five working days.

Driving instructor insurance FAQs

How much does driving instructor insurance cost?

The cost of your premium will depend on the level and types of cover you choose for your business. Our driving instructor insurance starts from £7.91 per month.

10% of driving instructors paid £7.91 a month or less for their Superscript business insurance between January and March 2023.

Do driving instructors need insurance?

Most insurance is optional rather than mandatory. An exception to this is employers' liability cover, which is a legal requirement for anyone with employees. Despite this, the majority of businesses that have lots of contact with clients consider public liability an essential, as many would be unable to afford an uninsured claim.

Will my equipment be covered if it's stored in my car?

Yes, if you have business equipment cover and you've taken measures to ensure your items are secure, your equipment will be covered from theft.

I want to switch from a sole trader to limited company, will this affect my policy?

If you want to change your business type, you're welcome to do so at any time. We won't charge you for the change to your policy, but your premium may change.

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