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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

What you get when you pick us

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

Leinster'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 Portlaoise

At Long Last... Unmatched EDT & Pretest Driving Lessons in Portlaoise and beyond

Our revolutionary method of coaching pupils to operate a vehicle is unrivaled. Our decades of experience has taught us that you the learner are only as good as the teacher. Creating this balance is what we're recognised for. All our driving instructors are pushed to stay on top of their game so they can provide driving lessons in Portlaoise that bridge the gap between theory and practice and turn our learners into considerate, safe drivers. You will never witness our driving instructors lose their cool.

The Best Driving Lessons in Portlaoise

Why We Identity Ourselves The Finest Driving School in Portlaoise

Okay smarty's test time
How Did You Do?

What position should you adopt when turning right?

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

RSA School of Motoring have the exact reputation for student success we have been talking about and we have the validated testimonials to show it. So if you need driving lessons you would be receiving a jump start picking us. Let us explain to you why.

Our instructors have been trained to quickly identify what level you are at, where your bad habits are and what corrective actions need to be delivered to ensure you build the most improvement possible from every driving lesson with us.

This standard of driving instruction is astounding but we also believe that spaces between lessons can often slow progress so all our learners also get free access to our online training system to help boost their learning.

This is just one particular initiative that stands us apart from other schools in Portlaoise. With our zero cost home study support material you'll be equipped for each lesson and grow faster as a driver than with any other driving school. Lessons come and go quick and you can be forgiven for failing to remember what you have learned. Our additional lesson material means you can follow up on what was covered prior to your next lesson ensuring you never lose time and money covering the same things twice.

About PortlaoiseDriving lessons Laois

Port Laoise or Portlaoise is the county town of County Laois in the Midlands region of Ireland. The population in 2011 was 20,145. Portlaoise reference

Driving Test Brain Teaser
Questions From The Driving Test

What is a controlled pedestrian crossing?

Pedestrian traffic lights.

Learning to Drive in Portlaoise: A Distinctive Driver Training Approach

When we were in school many of us had our favorite teachers, those that engaged us and made learning fun. And we will remember the lousy teachers that had no business educating anyone. We don't assume teachers are created equal and that is no less a fact with approved driving instructors. It is easy to Google 'Driving Lessons Portlaoise' and discover instructors close to you but which can you rely on to best teach you?

Of course you should go with a driving school that has a excellent reputation. A driving school that gets learners past the test.

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PCgamer LTU - I passed

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PCgamer LTU - I'm so happy

Thank you Very Much :) This is my 3rd time doing My Driving Test , I could not pass my Driving Test 2 times before I Tried RSA School Of Motoring , These guys Helped me alot, They gave me the Right Information I needed and made everything alot Easier for me. Definitely Recomended ... Thank again and Safe Driving:)

Allow us to tell you more about our services

Generally pupils are among the following. You are either starting and need to undertake the Essential Driver Training Syllabus. Otherwise you need to kick off your pretest preparation.

What exactly is the EDT?

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Inescapable fact! Ireland is on the list of nations with the worst road death stats in Europe. The Essential Driver Training Syllabus was brought in by the Road Safety Authority to aid tackle the situation.

The Essential Driver Training Syllabus is made up of 12 obligatory lessons that must be delivered by a RSA approved driving instructor to all new drivers.

In an effort to lower crashes and plug the apparent driving skills gap that many new motorists were missing, the 12 lesson syllabus was developed.

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

Ready to book your EDT Driving Lessons in Portlaoise? Then call 046 9046800

Planning for the Test in Portlaoise

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There is studying the essential driving skills and working on your understanding of road signs and road safety. Then you must master the circumstances of the test and know precisely what to anticipate. The driving test is your chance to show that you are safe enough to drive on your own. And obviously, as with virtually any test, if you understand the conditions and what to expect you can pass effortlessly.

If your driving test is booked there is a lot of unknowns and concerns to deal with. Fear can distract even the best of drivers. So it isn't surprising that we have to shine a light in the dark, remove the unknowns and the fear. And that is precisely what our pretest driving lessons will do.

Our tried and tested pretest driving lessons have been created to specifically help you conquer nervousness and come out with a deep comprehension on what will occur on test day.

After training with us you’ll appreciate completely the four phases of the test and understand precisely what the driving tester is searching for from you, how they will consult with you on test day and why and when the driving tester will grade the marking sheet.

Check out pretest packages in Laois here... or Call 046 9046800 now to book your pretest package.

Laois Test Centres

Portlaoise Test Centre

  • Government Offices, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise
  • 1890406040
  • 9 weeks
Portlaoise Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 48.65%
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Test Your Road Rule Knowledge
Did You Get It Right?

What are the rules for giving hand signals?

Clearly and in good time, and for long enough to be understood.

Jamie O'Connell - Review

Jamie O'Connell

Jamie O'Connell - I passed my test!

My driving instructor Colman was fantastic. He was friendly, very patient and gave great clear instruction. I felt well prepared when it came to the test (I passed two weeks back). I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is learning to drive. You won't find a better instructor!

Can I learn in an Automatic Car with your Portlaoise driving school?

Driving automatic is becoming increasingly more sought after and we are pleased to tell you that we can offer all our students automatic driving lessons anywhere in Portlaoise. Book your automatic driving lessons in Portlaoise today.

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No matter your age learning to drive is most likely the most life altering thing you'll ever go through. It presents you with amazing prospects on a professional, social and personal level. That is precisely why it is the perfect gift idea. Put a huge grin on the face of someone you love with a Portlaoise driving lesson gift voucher.

Okay smarty's test time
How Did You Do?

Name two ways of coasting?

Keeping clutch depressed while moving, or out of gear while car is coming to a stop.

Collection and Drop Off Services in Portlaoise?

Of course. We aspire to make your driving lesson experience as practical and easy as it can be. Which means we will come to your house or place of work* to start each and every lesson.

Can I learn to drive with a female driving instructor?

Look no further. We have female driving instructors all over Portlaoise. Don’t believe the myth about female drivers. Our highly trained lady driving instructors are among the best instructors in not just Portlaoise but Ireland. Book your lessons now.

Frank Siatak - I passed

Frank Siatak

Frank Siatak - I'm Delighted

Well recommended 10/10. My instructor was very good and patience during my 12 lessons and informative. Today I passed my full test with no problem.

Portlaoise Car Hire Bundles

There is no getting around the fact that you must provide a car in which to conduct your driving test. And we can certainly help you. When a driving tester sees that you have hired a driving school car for your test, it speaks volumes to them as to how commited you are to the driving test process. Pre-booking a pretest and car hire package for your driving test is most beneficial move you can make.

Become a smarter driver...quicker

Your Portlaoise driving lesson can start and finish in the blink of an eye. It is actually stressful for many and demanding to absorb so much material in every limited driving lesson. But we make the whole thing easier. We have created our unique email support course delivered directly to your mailbox on autopilot to provide you with assistance through your EDT program up to your driving test. If you're looking for great value... you just found it.

We would be proud to help you learn to drive so contact us now to discuss your driving lesson needs. We won’t let you down.

Pass your driving test first time with RSA School of Motoring Laois... Call 046 9046800