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Join Stephanie Roche and Georgia Penna (Salpa) and the thousands of other students who have achieved driving test success with RSA School of Motoring

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As a student of RSA School of Motoring you get more. Why? Glad you asked...

Munster's best instructors

Only instructors that meet our high standards work with us. Each one is vetted through a intensive interview and training process

Comprehensive curriculum

Lessons with us don't just start and finish in the car. Work through our 16 module support email course based around the EDT and driving test.

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If you're not happy then we definitely aren't happy. If you're not satisfied after your first lesson we'll give you your money back*

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Automatic or Manual

With us you can learn in automatic or manual and switch at anytime. Choose which transmission you want to use when you order and we'll handle the rest.

We come to you

We understand that our students often need their lessons to work around hectic schedules. That's why you can start your lesson from home, work or college.

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Driving Lessons Portlaw

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Portlaw is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. It is situated some 19 km west-north-west of Waterford City, where the Clodiagh meets the Suir. source

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Fear of driving is a very common and we understand it is very important to provide the right atmosphere for our students. We've seen time and time again nerves and fear holding back a students progress. It's our responsibility to make sure you are comfortable behind the wheel. Our driving instructors are trained beyond the normal requirements to ensure you get only the best. Driving instruction is about listening and responding to your needs. Our instructors passion for driving is infectious and aimed at one thing. You, your needs and affordable quality driving lessons in Portlaw.

Pass your test in Portlaw

WHY WE SAY WE ARE THE Preferred DRIVING SCHOOL IN Portlaw

Everybody has bad habits and there is no such thing as a perfect driver. We want you to feel like you have made great progress after each lesson, both in practice and understanding which is why our ADI's are trained to home in on your weakest areas ensuring time isn't wasted on areas of your driving that are fine.

Another thing we see a lot is students coming back for a follow up lesson having forgotten much of what was covered in the lesson before. Which is why we created our own unique training guides and tutorials to support you throughout your driver training.

This is just one initiative that sets us apart from the competition in Portlaw. With our free home study support material you'll be prepared for every lesson and develop faster as a driver than with any other driving school. This material helps you grasp and understand those tricky areas of driving like roundabouts, night driving and your driving test maneuvers.

A Driving School in Portlaw you can rely on

We all remember the fun engaging teacher in school that made learning fun and easy. And we remember the poor teachers that had no business teaching anyone. Not all teachers are made equal and that is certainly no less a fact with driving instructors. It's not as simple as searching 'Driving Lessons Portlaw' and choosing the first driving school you stumble upon. Who can you believe in to give you that fun and engaging experience?

You need a driving school with a reputation built on experience and student success. A driving school that gets students to pass the driving test.

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Paul Kinsella

Paul Kinsella passed the test with RSA School of Motoring

I just passed my test today all thanks and credit goes to my instructor. I have been driving for some years and had failed my test on a couple of occasions. I decided to change test centers and contacted RSA School of Motoring a couple of weeks prior to my driving test and had 2 lessons and also a pre-test on the day of my driving test. you showed true professionalism in what you do I cant thank you enough. You Identified the grey areas were I was going wrong and I was put right at ease with your patience and understanding. Having that knowledge and experience sitting beside me advising me on what was required and expected of me just gave me great confidence on the day of the test. I certainly will recommend RSA to anyone I know and will highly recommend . Thanks again.

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Niamh O' Farrell

Niamh O' Farrell passed the test with RSA School of Motoring

Just passed my test this morning all thanks to the help from ! I had taken the test twice over the last few years and failed and wasn't thrilled about trying it a 3rd time because of the previous results, but got recommended to by a friend so after only 3 hours in total of pre tests I passed, delighted! knows what he is talking about and guides you through the testing routes very calmly,professionally and puts you at ease with the overall test and what is expected of you. I can't recommend him enough as an instructor and I wouldn't have passed without him. Thanks a mill :)

We now have helped hundreds of learners pass the driving test so before you carry on your search we encourage you to consider RSA School of Motoring for your driver training in Portlaw. Let us explain to you why.

Generally pupils are one of the following. You are either starting or need to complete your EDT driving lessons. Or you need to start your driving test preparation.

So here is a little information on our approach.

What exactly is the EDT?

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It is an sad fact that Ireland is one of the worst countries in Europe for road deaths and accidents. In an effort to reduce these statistics the Road Safety Authority implemented a new and compulsory training initiative for new drivers. The Essential Driver Training or EDT.

This Essential Driver Training Syllabus requires that all learners must complete a minimum of 12 hours of essential driver training by an RSA approved driving instructor.

These 12 lessons were created with the intention of filling in the vital driving skill gaps that young drivers had which were leading to the high level of road accidents occurring each year.

That's the 'whats' and 'whys' of the EDT.

Ready to book your EDT Driving Lessons in Waterford? Then call 061 574 797

The Test: Crucial preparation

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Training to pass the driving test is completely different from learning to drive. You should already have the vital driving skills and road safety knowledge before applying for the test. Pretest training is about understanding the driving test itself and how you can beat it.

If your test is booked there is a lot of unknowns and fears to contend with. They so often get the best of even the most seasoned driver. Our approach removes all the unknowns and associated fear that comes with it.

Our pretest driving lessons packages have been refined over many decades to give you a deep understanding of what will happen on test day leaving you without any doubt or fear.

We're not in the business of gambling on your success. Our pretest training fully simulates the 4 different stages of the driving test and fully prepares you for the way the tester will talk to you and how they mark the test sheet.

When we share this knowledge and understanding with our students it is like giving them all the answers to an exam before they even know the questions. Which is why so many of our student pass first time. That means less lessons and less expense to you.

Check out pretest lessons in Waterford here... or Call 061 574 797 now to book your pretest package.

Waterford Test Centres

Waterford City Test Centre

  • Unit 7, 6 Crossoads- Business Park, Waterford
  • 1890406040
  • 9 weeks
Waterford City Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 58.74%
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Dungarvan Test Centre

  • New Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan
  • 1890406040
  • 9 weeks
Dungarvan Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 54.51%
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Test your knowledge

Pop Quiz: Driving test questions

What must you make sure of before starting a reverse?

That you have a clear view and that no pedestrians, especially children, are crossing behind you. Look out for cyclists.

What is meant by the word Aquaplaning?

When bald or warn tyres can't cope with the build-up of water underneath them. This leads to loss of control of your vehicle.

What should you do before doing any type of manoeuvre?

Check mirror, give appropriate signals and check blind spots.

What position should you adopt when turning right?

Just left of the centreline of the road, except in cases of emergency.

As well as the obvious we also offer the following:

Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers

Of course. And believe us for a young person that is dying to gain their independence there is no better gift. Make someones day extra special with a Driving School Gift Voucher from RSA School of Motoring.

Learning to drive in an automatic

We wouldn’t be Waterford’s leading driving school if we didn’t. At RSA School of Motoring you can learn to drive in a manual or automatic car. The choice is yours. Give us a call to find out more.

Can I learn to drive with a female driving instructor?

Look no further. Our female driving instructors are ready and waiting to teach you to drive. Don’t believe the myth about female drivers. Book your lessons with one of our lady instructors and find out why they are some of the best instructors in Portlaw.

Can you collect me from my Home?

Of course. We understand that young people these days live very busy lives so as part of our service we include free pick up and drop off from your Waterford home, college or place of work*.

So what are you waiting for? Our Portlaw driving instructors would be proud to teach you to drive so call us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

And remember choose RSA School of Motoring Portlaw and you will pass the test