6 Hours Reduced EDT Lessons

6 Hours Reduced EDT Lessons

The Reduced EDT programme is a mandatory driver training programme for drivers from outside of Ireland who currently hold a valid full car licence but come from a country who does not have a licence exchange agreement with Ireland.

Drivers having established their eligibility through the NDLS and who have received a learner permit will be required to complete the Reduced EDT Programme sessions 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 before sitting the practical Driving Test.

This group of drivers are required to complete EDT sessions 1,5,6,7, 9 and 10 before they can take a driving test in Ireland. Additional formal training carried out by an ADI may be required to ensure that each student is competent to pass the Irish Driving Test and drive in a safe and socially responsible way in the Irish driving environment.

It is the individual responsibility of each driver to establish eligibility for the Reduced EDT programme before engaging an ADI. This will be done by submitting the relevant documentation to the NDLS/RSA Driver Licensing section whereby a letter of entitlement will be issued to each qualifying driver. When an ADI uploads EDT session 1 on to the EDT portal, the portal will display the Reduced EDT page only, further confirming the eligibility of the driver.

What about the ‘6 month rule’?

Drivers who are eligible for the Reduced EDT programme will not be required to wait six months before taking the practical Irish Driving Test.

What do the lessons cover?

Each of the EDT lessons has particular objectives. You should prepare for each lesson using the EDT Course Syllabus. The 6 lessons are titled:

  • LESSON 1: Car Controls and Safety Checks
  • LESSON 5: Correct Positioning 2 (More complex situations)
  • LESSON 6: Anticipation and Reaction
  • LESSON 7: Sharing the Road
  • LESSON 9: Changing Direction 2 (More complex situations)
  • LESSON 10: Speed Management

For those who have never driven before and do not have the chance to practise between the lessons, we recommend them to go for the 24 Hours Lessons Plan.


  • 6 Hours Reduced EDT Lessons €255(€42.5 Each Lesson)