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Temporary student driver insurance

Get flexible, short-term, weekly cover for the length of time you need it, from one to six weeks at a time. Temporary student driver insurance is provided by Marmalade, so you’ll be transferred to their site to get a quick and easy quote.

Temporary student driver insurance

What does temporary student driver insurance cover?

It’s not always easy finding affordable car insurance if you’re only driving someone’s car temporarily over the holidays – especially if you’re a student. As a champion for young drivers, Marmalade’s policies can provide the following:

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Flexible weekly options for student drivers

Only need to get covered for a week or two during the holidays? Get flexible, short-term cover for 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 or 42 days.

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No risk to the car owners’ No Claims Bonus (NCB)

Your friend or parents’ NCB will not be affected if you need to make a claim.

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No set up fees

With Marmalade you can get your temporary cover up and running straight away for the length of time you need it.

Why Endsleigh for student temporary car insurance?


We understand the needs of students and work with specialist insurers across a range of products to find the right cover for our customers. That’s why we’ve partnered with Marmalade to provide temporary student car insurance, because they’re a champion for young drivers and are dedicated to offering safer, fairer, simpler solutions to get you on the road.

Temporary student car insurance: Your questions answered

Not sure whether you need to arrange temporary car insurance while you’re home from university? We’ve taken the time to answer some frequently asked questions so you have all the information you need to get a quote.

What’s short-term car insurance?

Short-term car insurance (or temporary car insurance) is where rather than committing to a 12-month car insurance policy, your cover lasts for a much shorter period of time depending on your needs (usually around seven to 42 days).

Typically you can get temporary student driver insurance, where the student can take out their own short-term policy for use on another vehicle (such as their parents’). This avoids students needing to be added onto their parents’ policy as a named driver, which can sometimes be expensive and risk them losing their No Claims Discount. And then there’s temporary car insurance for non-students, which allows drivers to take out a short-term policy on someone else’s vehicle or a vehicle which they own.

If you’re thinking you may like to get temporary car insurance in the future, it can sometimes be worth doing a short-term car insurance comparison. To find cheap temporary car insurance, it’s also worth gaining quotes directly from insurers who may not be on comparison sites.

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How does short-term car insurance work?

Short-term car insurance works by providing a short period of cover for the time that you need it. It typically lasts between seven and 42 days (although you can sometimes get cover for a few hours!) and can be taken out in addition to existing policies on a vehicle.

Can I take out short-term car insurance on someone else’s car?

Yes, you can – for both student and non-student short-term car insurance. Let’s explain a little more about the two versions of short-term car insurance that Endsleigh offer.

Temporary car insurance for students

If you’re a student, you’ll probably need to be insured on someone else’s car if you don’t have your own. This is why, with Endsleigh, you can take out short-term, weekly car insurance against existing policies – for example, your parents’. This would also mean that should you need to make a claim, as you have your own policy, your parents’ No Claims Discount (NCD) wouldn’t be affected – definitely a win in their eyes! Endsleigh’s temporary student driver insurance is provided by Marmalade.

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How long can I get cover for?

Students: Seven to 42 days

Non-students: One hour to 30 days

Short-term car insurance for students

If you’re a student, cover ranges from seven to 42 days – perfect for reading weeks or if you’re home for the holidays.

Short-term car insurance is popular with students and is also known as temporary student driver insurance/student temporary car insurance. Not all students manage to take their car to uni, and sometimes it just isn’t practical. The nature of short-term car insurance allows you to get flexible insurance during the short time that you need it, for example, if you need to borrow your parents’ car to move to a new student house.

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Why do students need temporary car insurance?

If you’re heading home from university for Christmas, you’ll want the freedom to get from A to B so you can catch up with friends and enjoy the Christmas festivities without your parents’ assistance.

However, it can be expensive to get added as a named driver temporarily if you want to borrow your friends’ or parents’ car, and you may find it’s a cheaper option to take out your own temporary student car insurance policy for a few weeks.

The best part is, if you need to make a claim it won’t affect their No Claims Bonus. Marmalade’s temporary car insurance policies for students can be arranged in just a few minutes, helping you to get the right cover when you need it.

Is there an age limit for temporary student driver insurance?

Marmalade’s policies are designed exclusively for students aged between 18 and 27 with a full UK licence.

How do I get temporary student car insurance?

Temporary student car insurance is provided by Marmalade, so you’ll be transferred to their site when you click ‘get a quote.’ In order to get a quote, you’ll need to know the registration details of the vehicle you want to insure, what day and time you need cover to start and finish and details of your driving history and your personal details, such as your name, address and phone number.

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Your guide to car insurance

Still have some questions about car insurance? Find out more on the guide.

What is a named driver?

If you own a car and have your own insurance but there is another driver who sometimes uses your vehicle, you can usually add that person to your car insurance policy as a named driver.

What is a no claims bonus?

A No Claims Bonus (NCB) - often referred to as a No Claims Discount - is a discount which can be applied to the cost of your car insurance.  

What types of car insurance are there?

If you use your car on the roads or in public places, you’re probably already well aware that it’s a legal requirement in the UK to have a minimum of third party car insurance in place for your vehicle.

Am I covered to drive other cars?

Whether or not you are covered to drive any other cars (other than the car for which you hold an insurance policy) will depend on the terms and conditions of the policies held by you and the other vehicle's owner.

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