An Introduction to EDT

The Essential Driver Training course is made up of 12 one-hour modules which you must complete before taking your Driving test. 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.  Learn more about mandatory Essential Driver Training (EDT) for learner drivers, why it’s necessary and what the benefits are.

Your Logbook

Learn how to use your logbook in the EDT course and view a sample logbook. 

Commonly Asked Questions

Find out the answers to the most common questions about Essential Driver Training.   

Getting Started

Step 1:

In order to be issued with your learner permit you need to sit a theory test for Category B (Car) Age Requirement. You must be 17 years to get your Learner Permit. This is a computerised test comprising of 40 multiple choice questions, and to pass you need to score 35/40. For  more information to book your theory test

Step 2:

A learner permit is a licence issued to learner drivers on successful completion of theory test. visit www.ndls.ie  This enables you to learn to drive. If you got your learner permit after 5 April 2011, you will have to wait 6 months before you apply for a driving test and you will be required to sit 12 EDT (Essential Driver Training) lessons. 

Step 3:

Check your diary and book your EDT course with College Drive – get in touch

The Lessons

The Essential Driver Training course is made up of 12 one-hour lessons, which you must complete before taking your Driving test. Sample of the lessons are

EDT Lesson 1

Car controls and safety checks

EDT Lesson 3

Changing Direction

EDT Lesson 12

Night Driving

EDT Lesson 2

Correct positioning

EDT Lesson 4

Progression Management

EDT Lesson 12

Night Driving