When it comes to the Essential Driver Training Syllabus (EDT) – Park School of Motoring are experts in EDT Driving Lessons and you can trust us to deliver.
We acknowledge your weak points and build on your strong points. In life, everyone is unique. This uniqueness is also applicable to strengths and weaknesses. We do not generalise or assume that everyone will learn at the same pace and with the same pattern.
Our aim is to patiently help you overcome your driving challenges and put you on the road to success with your driving test.
You must take EDT Session 1 first in order to establish the base line. Thereafter you shall take sessions 2 to 8 and sessions 9 to 12. Sessions 9 to 12 may not be taken until sessions 2 to 8 have been completed. sessions 2 to 8 and sessions 9 to 12 are not required to be taken in sequence. You should leave at least two weeks between EDT sessions to allow for practice and learning. This may involve further lessons with an ADI, but must also include practice lessons with a Sponsor or a mixture of both.
Important notice for learner drivers
EDT is not required if your first learner permit was issued before 4 April 2011. All other learner drivers must complete EDT before taking their driving test.
What is Essential Driver Training?
Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a mandatory training course 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.
EDT is only part of the learning process, you will need lots of practice and may need more lessons 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 sessions.
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 sessions. These sessions are designed to cover certain critical driving skills and improve your practical driving skills.
As you complete each session, your Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) will record your progress in a specially issued 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 sessions, 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.
“I been to two other schools and they never explained driving to me the way you did. I understand the car much more now and feel I can make the right choice in every situation thanks to you.”
“Hi, I just wanted to email Paul and thank him for all his assistance in preparing for my test. I only had a few lessons with him, towards the start of the year and he may not remember me, but he definitely improved my driving no end. I passed with a single Grade 1 fault – most of which I attribute to Paul’s observations. Thanks again.”
“Before I came to you I was ready to give up driving. The way you guys teach is so easy to understand. And you let me learn at my pace. You have the patience of a saint and it was what I needed to help me with my nerves. I can’t thank you enough.”