The Essential Driving Training (EDT) course is a carefully designed 12-part driving lesson guide which has been designed to teach you fundamental driving skills so that you drive safely with confidence.
When you receive your Learner Permit, you will need to complete a minimum of 12 x one-hour lessons* before applying for their driving test. These 12 Lessons are the EDT course and are regarded as the minimum number of lessons required. Very often learner drivers need more hours to prepare for “lifetime” driving.
EDT candidates will also be required to have an Essential Driver Training Logbook. This logbook will be filled in and signed off after every EDT lesson by your qualified ISM ADI Instructor.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) recommends that all 12 EDT Lessons should be spread out over the first 6 months of your new Learner Permit. They also suggest that Learner Drivers take filler lessons in between these EDT lessons if necessary.
It is also recommended to get lots of practice with the help of a sponsor i.e. parent, guardian, or family friend who possesses a full Licence for a minimum of two years. Make sure you are insured for this practice.
THE BENEFITS TO YOU
Completing your Essential Driver Training Course (EDT) will help you to:
- understand what it means to be a better, safer driver.
- practice driving skills in a structured way focused on your own learning needs.
- develop lifelong skills that will make you a better safer driver.
Note: EDT is only part of the learning process, you will need lots of practice and may need more than a one-hour lesson per module in order to become a safe driver.
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