E.D.T

Important notice for EDT Learner Drivers & EDT Lessons

If the date of issue of your first learner permit is on or after 4 April 2011, you must complete Essential Driver Training (EDT) before you are allowed to take your full driving test.

EDT is not required if your first learner permit was issued before 4 April 2011.

What is Essential Driver Training – EDT?

Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a mandatory training course that teaches fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers.

EDT is only part of the learning process, you will need lots of practice and may need more lesson to become a safe driver.

Why do I need EDT?

Studies show that young drivers and inexperienced drivers are more likely to die or be seriously injured in collisions, and EDT is one of several measures introduced by the RSA to help improve critical driving knowledge, skills and behaviours of new drivers.

If the issue date of your first B category (Car) learner permit is on or after 4 April 2011, in order to be able to sit your full driving test, you must first complete all EDT lessons.

If you are not required to complete EDT, you may still choose to take an EDT course, as it can help increase your chances of passing the driving test and will help make you a better safer driver.

What does EDT involve?

EDT is a course of 12 one-hour lessonsPRICES

As you complete each lesson, your Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) will record your progress in  a logbook.

You should also have a Sponsor, an experienced driver (many learner drivers choose a family member) who will supervise your driving practice outside of lessons, and will also track your progress in your logbook.

After you finish your EDT course, you may still need additional lessons with an ADI to improve your driving skills. Additionally, you should practice with your Sponsor as much as possible to get comfortable behind the wheel.