Car Driver Training (EDT)

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.

An Introduction to EDT

Learn more about mandatory Essential Driver Training (EDT) for learner drivers, why it’s necessary and what the benefits are.  

Learning to drive videos

A series of ‘Learning to Drive’ videos explaining everything you need to know about doing their test and becoming socially responsible drivers. There are 13 videos in the series, each of which deals with a different aspect of the ‘learning to drive’ process for driving a car, motorcycle, bus or truck. They provide additional support and guidance to some of Ireland’s most vulnerable road users.

The Lessons

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

Your Logbook

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

Information for Sponsors

Sponsors are learner-nominated accompanying drivers who help learner drivers through the Essential Driver Training (EDT) programme and assist learners in becoming better, safer drivers.

Commonly asked questions

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

My EDT

You can now view all your EDT training records online. With your own personalised essential driver training application (My EDT), you can keep track of your progress and prepare for your driving test.