The Essential Driver Training (EDT) programme is designed to
- Help prepare you for the practical driving test
- Cover some of the most important skills and behaviours that a learner driver must have
- Guide your progress
The EDT programme focuses on the driving behaviours that research shows contribute most to collision and injuries. The EDT works with the driver to improve their knowledge, understanding, and behaviour. It is designed to avoid high risk of harm to the learner driver and other road users by checking and, if necessary, correcting the drivers:
Each Lesson should be covered in one hour. Your ADI should choose a route for your lesson that gives you the most opportunity to have relevant practice and demonstration. At the end of each lesson you should have achieved certain outcomes. These are statement that will either be :
- Accurate descriptions of your competence at the end of a lesson
- Can be used by your ADI as reference points for advice to you about the areas of your driving where you need more practice and what you should focus on.
EDT Driver Training Syllabus
Do lessons 1-8 in order . Lesson 9-12 can be taken in any order.
Leave Two weeks between each lesson. This allows for practice and learning. This may involve further driving lessons with an ADI.
As you complete each lesson your approved driving Instructor will record your progress is a specially issued logbook.
Your Log Book will include Your book Number, Name, address, Date of Birth, and learner permit driver number. You should bring this logbook on each EDT lesson and make sure all the appropriate sections are filled out after each EDT lesson.
Each of the EDT lessons has particular objectives. You should prepare for each lesson using the EDT Course Syllabus.
The 12 lessons are titled:
LESSON 1: CAR CONTROLS AND SAFETY CHECKS
LESSON 2: CORRECT POSITIONING
LESSON 3: CHANGING DIRECTION
LESSON 4: PROGRESSION MANAGEMENT
LESSON 5: CORRECT POSITIONING
LESSON 6: ANTICIPATION AND REACTION
LESSON 7: SHARING THE ROAD
LESSON 8: DRIVING SAFELY THROUGH TRAFFIC
LESSON 9: CHANGING DIRECTION (MORE COMPLEX SITUATIONS)
LESSON 10: SPEED MANAGEMENT
LESSON 11: DRIVING CALMLY
LESSON 12: NIGHT DRIVING
To receive a copy of the EDT information booklet – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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