Gills Driving School can book all tests for you if required, we also provide theory classes for all categories of vehicle and for Driver CPC theory tests. Please call us today on 096 73030, email or use our Booking Form

Learner Drivers

Gills Driving School will provide you with all the information you need about learning to drive in Ireland - from how to apply for your learner permit and where to take the theory test, to finding an approved instructor.

Gills tutors are professional, qualified and approved Road Safety Authority ADI's. We guarantee professional, friendly and patient instruction, where tutors have a concern for leaners and are most sensitive to their learning requirements.

Gills Driving School Instructors are not just Approved Driving Instructors but they also possess Advanced Driving Qualifications as in RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists and DIA qualified.

Instruction is on a one to one basis, this ensures that when you start your tuition with Gills you will have the same instructor for all your lessons.

Learner Permit.
There are legal restrictions on what types of vehicle you can drive at what age. For example, you have to be 16 to ride a moped, 17 to drive a standard car, 18 to drive a truck with Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC) or 21 without CPC and 21 to drive a bus with CPC and 24 without CPC.

A learner permit is a licence issued to learner drivers. It enables them to learn to drive. If you got your learner permit after 5 April 2011, you will have to wait 6 months before you apply a driving test and you will be required to sit 12 EDT lessons.

In order to be issued with your learner permit you need to sit a theory test for Category B (Car)

This is a computerised test comprising of 40 multiple choice questions, and to pass you need to score 35/40.

You need to have two passport photos and a birth certificate or passport with you on the day of the theory test. See or lo call 1890 606 106

Once you pass the theory test you will be issued with a theory test certificate , you then need to complete Learner Permit Application Form D201, this can be downloaded from RSA website and bring application into your local NDLS office with the completed application and the relevant fee of €35.

An Introduction to EDT
Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a training course teaching fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. EDT is mandatory to all learners who received their first driving permit on or after 4 April 2011. This consists of 12 lessons by an approved Driving Instructor. Learn more about mandatory Essential Driver Training (EDT) for learner drivers, why it's necessary and what the benefits are.

The Lessons
The Essential Driver Training course is made up of 12 one-hour lessons, which you must complete before taking your Driving test.

Your Logbook
Learn how to use your logbook in the EDT course and view a sample logbook. Whether you are a nervous beginner or have years of experience, Gills qualified and professional RSA Approved ADI Driving Instructors will teach you the skills you need to pass your Driving Test first time and become a safe, confident driver for life. With a 95% Test Pass Rate, Gills are also the only choice for booking your Driving Lessons and Pre-Test Lessons

All Gills Driving School cars are dual controlled for your safety and comfort and to enable you drive with confidence when you start first.

  • Vehicle Category B
  • Age Requirement 17 years
  • Learner Permit Required? Yes for Category B
  • Days Tuition Provided 6 Days a week

If you have any questions or want to book a lesson call us today on 096 73030, email or use our Enquiry Form