Essential Driver Training, also known as EDT, is a mandatory training course of twelve car, B category licence, driving lessons. The learner driver curriculum is designed by the Road Safety Authority and it focuses on all the fundamental driving skills that car learner drivers need. It is part of the RSA’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety.
When you receive your learner permit, you will need to complete a minimum of 12 one-hour lessons before applying for your driving test. These 12 lessons are the EDTs and are regarded as a minimum number of lessons. In general, learner drivers need more lessons to prepare for a lifetime of safe driving habits and to pass their driving test the first time.
Learning to drive is always an individual process and the pace of it depends on the learner’s existing skills, abilities and knowledge.
Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a mandatory training course that teaches fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. You are required now by law to sit the mandatory 12 EDT driving lessons.
Yes. As a learner driver, you must complete all 12 EDT sessions before you can sit a driving test.
You can apply online for a driving test before your 12 EDT sessions are completed. However, you cannot be scheduled for your driving test until your ADI confirms that you have completed all 12 sessions and these have been uploaded to the system.
No. If you fail your driving test you do not have to repeat EDT. The only exception is if your learner permit has lapsed for more than five years. In this case you will have to:
You must bring your EDT logbook to each driving lesson. It’s an important document which you must keep safe.
Your ADI will sign off and stamp the Logbook after each designated lesson has been completed. In the certificate pages your instructor can only record their own records of their training.
The EDT logbook records a record of your training and comments and tips and advice are entered into the Logbook at the relevant place.
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