EDT Driving Lessons Dublin

EDT Driving Lessons Dublin

EDT Driving lessons in Dublin – Essential Driver Training In 2011 Essential Driver Training (EDT) was brought in for any learner who received their first Learner permit on or after April 4th, 2011. Anybody who had a permit issued before this date is exempt. At Pinnacle Driving School we will issue you with an EDT log book free of charge which we will stamp after the completion of each module.

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The EDT course applies to anybody who is issued their 1st permit after April 4th, 2011. Once each module is completed the ADI will stamp the logbook, give some feedback and some suggestions on areas to work on before the next lesson. There is also a section for the pupil to analyze their progress so far as well as a section for sponsors to fill out. Before each EDT lesson, the ADI will check the logbook and answer and queries contained in it.

Lessons 1-9 need to be done in sequence and lessons 10, 11 and 12 can be done in any order once lesson 9 has been completed. You cannot sit the

driving test until you have had your learner permit for 6 months so there is no need to try and rush getting them completed quickly. After each stage, you will hopefully have achieved specified targets and will receive feedback from the ADI verbally as well as notes written in your logbook. After the lesson is finished you should review the EDT Driving Lesson and analyze the skills you used.

EDT Driving Lessons Dublin

The EDT Log book is your own property and will not be read by the Driving Tester on the day of the test. When the EDT system was first introduced, driving test candidates had to bring along their EDT Logbook on the day of the test and testers would view it to ensure all 12 EDT Driving lessons were completed. Unfortunately, some candidates felt that the testers were reading their notes and it gave them a preconceived idea of their faults before the driving test had even begun.

A new system was introduced where the ADI now signs off the EDT Driving Lessons on the RSA system and the RSA won’t issue a driving test until all 12 are complete. The driving testers know anyone presenting for a test must have already completed the 12 EDT lessons so there is no need to view the logbook.

Reduced EDT Driving Lessons

If you hold a full licence in a different jurisdiction you can qualify for the Reduced EDT Driving lessons. Under this scheme you need to do 6 EDT Driving Lessons instead of 12 EDT Driving Lessons. You will also be exempt from the 6 month rule whereby you need to wait 6 months from the date your learner permit was issued before you can sit the driving test.

To qualify for the Reduced EDT Driving Lessons you will need to get a Letter of Entitlement from the issuing authority and send it to the Road Safety Authority. They can then issue a letter confirming your qualification for the Reduced EDT Driving Lessons.

Pinnacle Driving School offer a course of 12 EDT Driving Lessons for €400 and 6 Reduced EDT Driving Lessons for €210. Alternatively, you can keep paying each lesson individually for €40 per EDT driving lesson.

If you have any queries on the Essential Driver Training (EDT) or would like to book a lesson please call us on

01 455 9231 or email info@drivinglessonsdublin.ie