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Essential Driver Training - EDT Lessons

Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a mandatory training course of 12 lessons that teaches fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. It is part of the RSA’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety.

Important notice for learner drivers

12 EDT Lessons (Essential Driver Training) has become compulsory for first time car learner permit holders. Global Driving School takes pride in their RSA qualified Approved Driving Instructors who will teach you during these driving lessons how to be a safe driver on the road and achieve all the skills necessary to pass your driving test exam.

We provide EDT Lessons in Manual and Automatic cars both. Driving lessons can be taken in Dublin, Gorey, Arklow and surrounding areas.

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


  • If the date of issue on your first learner permit in Category B is on or after 4 April 2011, you must complete 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.

We Teach You Safety First! Talk to one of our friendly driving instructors today here at Global Driving School!

Please note we take payments for bookings in advance.

Cash/Credit or Debit Card paid directly to your ADI 

There are a number of ways to pay your fees: 

Over the phone - we accept most types of both debit and credit card payments

Online - through Bank Transfer

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