What is EDT?
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 Learner Driver Training (LDT) programme, which is in turn, part of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety by strengthening the knowledge, competence and confidence of learner drivers and novice drivers.
ADI participation in EDT
Check with your insurer to clarify whether you are fully covered to deliver EDT lessons including, if necessary, any employers liability and public liability insurance as required.
You should familiarise yourself with the key documents supporting EDT:
The ADI role
The EDT programme does not cover the full set of skills needed by a competent driver. To become a competent driver, a learner will need to prepare carefully for each EDT lesson, take extra driving instruction and undertake lots of practice. The function of the ADI is to provide timely advice and guidance to the learner to ensure positive outcomes. Further advice and guidance is available to ADIs through their local ADI examiner.
Transfer of Data to the RSA
Details of the EDT lessons completed by each learner must be sent electronically to the RSA. Once you access the EDT portal you will be able to:
- upload lesson records
- view completed lessons or
- manage logbooks
To upload lesson records you may either upload your spreadsheets or upload lessons. The upload lessons feature is a new and simpler way to upload and edit lesson records. Once uploaded you will be able to view and edit entries before submitting them.
From Spring 2012, learners undergoing EDT will be able to login and view their own lesson records and if required print off a record of EDT lessons recorded to date.
Having a valid email address is a requirement to deliver EDT. If you are supplying an email address for the first time or you wish to update your existing email address details, please complete the following form(.pdf) in full and return to:
Road Safety Authority
Moy Valley Business Park