Essential Driver Training

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Since April 4th, 2011, Essential Driver Training (EDT) has become compulsory for first time Car learner permit holders. Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a mandatory training course that teaches fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. It is part of the RSA’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety.

New Rules

Driving Lessons - CarAll new learner drivers who receives their learner permits on, or after 4th April 2011 will be subject to 12 ONE hour lessons* before applying for their driving test. EDT candidates will also be required to have an Essential Driver Training Logbook. This logbook needs to be filled in & signed off after every EDT lesson by a qualifed ADI instructor.

The R.S.A. (Road Safety Authority) recommends that EDT Lessons 1-12 should be spread out over the first 6 months of your new learner permit. They also suggest that the student takes filler lessons in between with an ADI, not to mention lots of practice on their own time with the help of a sponsor i.e. parent, guardian or family friend who is also a fully licenced driver.


Here at The Irish School of Motoring we want to give you full value for your money. We provide Irelands best driving lessons at excellent prices. All our ADI Driving Instructors are fully qualified and will help you learn to drive at your own pace with no pressure. As 12 lessons are now required by law we recommend you get them with us to assure you reach your potential and pass your driving test. Click Here to view our full price list.

  • 12 Essential Driving Test Lessons (EDT) = €375.00

The Benefits to you

Essential Driver TrainingCompleting your essential driver training course will help you to:

  • understand what it means to be a better, safer driver.
  • practice driving skills in a structured way focused on your own learning needs.
  • develop lifelong skills that will make you a better safer driver.


Note: EDT is only part of the learning process, you will need lots of practice and may need more than a one hour lesson per module in order to become a safe driver.

Simply put, ISM’s expert instructors will teach you with confidence to be a safe driver for the rest of your life.

For further information on EDT, call our experts at 1850 530 430. Simply put, ISM’s expert instructors will teach you with confidence to be a safe driver for the rest of your life.

Further Learning

Guide To Passing The Driving Test

  Get It! The Irish Driving Test


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