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Essential Driver Training (EDT)

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The Essential Driver Training

Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a training course teaching fundamental driving skills to learner drivers. All leaner drivers must complete the EDT before applying for a driving test. The 12 one-hour lessons cover the most important skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed to become a safe driver who is in full control of the vehicle.

Practice Time

Each lesson is dedicated to a particular aspect of driving from basic vehicle controls through to more advanced manouvres in tricky situations. The lessons are spaced out deliberately to enable lots of practice with your sponsor between lessons.
We provide a dual controlled car for all lessons for your safety and ours, but if you prefer to use your own car we will oblige once we feel you are safe to do so and the car is safe and legal.

We are aware that learning to drive can be a stressful experience and we our aim is to get you comfortable and confident behind the wheel.

Choose Freedom

  • RSA Qualified Instructor

  • Home Pickup

  • Dual Controlled Cars

  • Easy Pay Options

  • Student Rates

All Tuition Will Cover

Your Instructor will take you from a novice to a natural, fully competent, confident and safe driver through a tried and tested method.

When you have finished your driving lessons with us, you should be well able to take and pass your driving test, get your first full driving license and… your FREEDOM!

Frequently Asked Questions

The EDT Lessons are currently on offer at €465 for the 12 EDT lessons, which represents a saving of €85 when booked individually.

EDT Driving Lessons is one hour long. The RSA recommend leaving two weeks between driving lessons so the learner can get ample practice with their sponsor.

This process can be accelerated if you need a licence in a hurry and have a test scheduled. This will depend on your driving experience.

Our method of teaching is tried and tested and will give you the best chance you can get of passing the test.

However, there are no guarantees you’ll pass your driving test, as any number of things can happen on the test day that might conspire against you. Rest assured that we will not recommend you take the test unless we think you are capable of passing it, and we will give you all the skills and knowledge you will need to pass.

While it is not guaranteed, we are  confident that after your 12 EDT lessons with us, and enough practice with your sponsor, you will pass your test with flying colours.

Opening Hours:

8am to 8pm Monday – Saturday.

We are flexible and if you work unsocial hours, we will do our best to accommodate you.

In the unlikely event that you don’t pass the test we will request a report from the Examiner to see if it was just nerves, if there was one large mistake, or if a series of errors led to the failure. We will then find out why the errors occurred on the test and fix them before you try again.

We understand that learning to drive can be an expensive time. You can pay the full amount up-front, pay the driver at each driving lesson or set up small payments each week. We don’t want you not to learn so talk to us if you’re having difficulty and we’ll try to work something out.

  • If you cancel a scheduled lesson more than 48 hours before the lesson, you will not be charged for the lesson.
  • If you cancel more than 24 hours but less than 48 hours 50% of the fee will be credited.
  • Any cancellation less than 24 hours before a scheduled lesson will forfeit the full fee.

We may make an exception in exceptional circumstances but that is totally at the discretion of Freedom School of Motoring.

Of Course. If for any reason you wish to cancel your lessons will get a refund for the lessons not taken on a pro rata basis. (subject to the cancellation policy above.)

We cover all of Kildare, from Naas,  Newbridge, Kildare and Athy across to Clane, Maynooth and Kilcock.

Learn the Rules and Regulations of Essential Driving Traingn from the RSA Website

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