Driving Lessons


Driving Lessons

Essential Driver Training (EDT) Sessions

Where can I find out more about EDT?

Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a structured training programme for learner drivers consisting of 12 driving sessions with an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), or six sessions if you are eligible for reduced EDT.  

No. You are not required to complete EDT with one ADI. You may choose to change your ADI at any point in the EDT programme. Once your current ADI stamps, dates, signs your logbook and uploads the session to MyEDT upon completion, you can move to another ADI for your next session. This is if you so wish.

You can apply for your driving test, but you won’t be able to book an appointment until:

  • Your first learner permit is six months valid.

  • You've completed all 12 EDT sessions, and

  • These are showing in your MyEDT portal account for at least 2 weeks

If you’ve been approved for reduced EDT, the 6-month rule doesn’t apply to you. However, you must have completed all 6 sessions and these need to be shown in your MyEDT account at least 2 weeks before you can book a test.

Yes. As a learner driver, you must complete all 12 EDT sessions before you can sit a driving test. You can apply online for a driving test before your 12 EDT sessions are completed. However, you cannot be scheduled for your driving test until your ADI confirms that you have completed all 12 sessions and these have been uploaded to the system.
Please note: you must complete EDT if your first car learner permit was issued on or after 4 April 2011. If this is the case, a ‘code 991’ will appear on your learner permit.

There is no requirement to repeat EDT. There is one exception; this is where the learner permit has lapsed for more than 5 years.