Driving course in Ireland
If you want to enroll in a driving course in Ireland, the price of a driving course in Ireland is comparable to that in Poland, and it is much easier to pass the driving test in Ireland. Our school runs a driving course in Dublin. This is what this course looks like.
Driving Course – Course of the EDT lesson
What is Essential Driver Training?
Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a compulsory training course that teaches novice drivers the basic driving skills. It is part of the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program to improve road safety. EDT is only part of the learning process, it takes a lot of practice to become a safe driver. An EDT is not required if the learner permit was issued prior to April 4, 2011. All other learner drivers must complete the EDT prior to taking the driving test.
Why do I need EDT?
Research shows that young and inexperienced drivers are more likely to die or be seriously injured in a road collision. EDT is one of the many measures put in place by RSA to improve driver knowledge, skills and behavior.
If your first category B (car) learner permit is issued after April 4, 2011, you must complete all EDT lessons to be eligible for the full driving test.
What’s in EDT?
EDT is an Irish driving course of 12 one-hour lessons. These lessons are intended to cover certain essential driving skills and perfect your practical skills on the road. After each lesson is completed, your driving instructor (ADI) will record your progress in a specially issued journal.
You should also have a sponsor, an experienced driver (many learner drivers choose a family member) who will oversee your driving style outside of lessons as well as track your progress.
After completing your EDT driving course, you may need additional lessons from an approved driving instructor (ADI) to improve your driving skills. Additionally, you should practice with your Sponsor as much as possible to feel comfortable behind the wheel.
On the day of your driving test, you must bring your completed logbook within the prescribed test date as you may need to show it to the examiner.
Benefits of EDT
Taking the necessary driving course for drivers will help you:
Understand what it means to be a better and safer driver.
Practice your driving skills in a structured manner that focuses on your own educational needs.
Develop skills that will allow you to be a better and safer driver throughout your life.
Driving course in Ireland
Preparation for the first driving lesson
Once you’ve found an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), ask for advice on how to prepare for your EDT lessons. It should inform you of what learning, practice and reading you should do before starting the course.
In the first EDT lesson and each lesson thereafter, your ADI will check your learner permit and, if you are using your own car, make sure your car is insured, road tax, NCT, and roadworthy. Your ADI will sign the logbook with the learner driver’s name, address, date of birth and permit number. Take this journal with you to each lesson and check that all relevant sections are completed after the lesson.
EDT lesson timeline
In a driving course, lessons 1-8 must be taken in sequence, but lessons 9-12 may be taken in any order. Each of the 12 EDT lessons lasts approximately one hour. After each EDT lesson, the RSA recommends a minimum of three hours of training with its sponsor.
Each of the EDT lessons has specific goals. Prepare for each lesson by using the Essential Driver Training program.
Driving course in Ireland – 12 lessons are titled:
Lesson 1: Car knowledge and safety
Lesson 2: Correct position on the road
Lesson 3: Changing the Driving Direction
Lesson 4: Progress and Management
Lesson 5: Position on the road in more complex situations
Lesson 6: Anticipation and Reaction
Lesson 7: Sharing a road with other users
Lesson 8: Driving safely in traffic
Lesson 9: Changing direction in more complex situations
Lesson 10: Maintaining the Correct Speed
Lesson 11: Smooth Ride
Lesson 12: Driving at night
Driving Course Dublin
Our school runs driving courses in Dublin. If you have any questions about the driving course or want to book a lesson in or around Dublin – contact us …