Learn more about mandatory Essential Driver Training (EDT) for learner drivers, why it’s necessary and what the benefits are.
A series of ‘Learning to Drive’ videos explaining everything you need to know about doing their test and becoming socially responsible drivers. There are 13 videos in the series, each of which deals with a different aspect of the ‘learning to drive’ process for driving a car, motorcycle, bus or truck. They provide additional support and guidance to some of Ireland’s most vulnerable road users.
The Essential Driver Training course is made up of 12 one-hour lessons, which you must complete before taking your Driving test. IMPORTANT Before you begin your training, you should check that your chosen instructor is currently approved for the delivery of EDT. On the day of your training your trainer will be happy to confirm their continuing RSA approval. Only undertake EDT training once you are satisfied that your trainer still holds RSA approval. Training completed with an individual who does not currently hold RSA approval cannot count as part of your EDT and will need to be repeated with an RSA EDT approved Instructor.
Learn how to use your logbook in the EDT course and view a sample logbook.
Sponsors are learner-nominated accompanying drivers who help learner drivers through the Essential Driver Training (EDT) programme and assist learners in becoming better, safer drivers.
Find out the answers to the most common questions about Essential Driver Training.
Essential Driver Training(EDT) is a training course teaching fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. EDT is mandatory to all learners who received their first driving permit on or after 4 April 2011.