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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 The Swan

It's Here... Unparalleled Pretest & EDT Driving Lessons in The Swan and All County Laois

About The SwanA Driving School Laois has faith in

Swan or The Swan is a small village in County Laois, Ireland. It lies near the County Kilkenny border where the R430 regional road crosses the R426. The village lies within the townland of Slatt (Lower), in the civil parish of Rathaspick. find out more about The Swan

Learning to Drive in The Swan: A Refreshing Driver Training Strategy

Most of us recall the fun engaging teacher in school that made learning easy and fun. And then we had the opposite, those teachers that had no place in the class room. We don't assume teachers are made equal and that is certainly no less accurate with approved driving instructors. It's not as straightforward as Googling 'Driving Lessons The Swan' and choosing the first driving school you unearth. Who can you have faith in to offer you that enjoyable and engaging experience?

Obviously you want to choose a driving school sporting a great reputation. A place where students are regularly passing their driving test first time.

niamh lalor - Passes with RSA School of Motoring

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niamh lalor - I passed my test!

Passed first time! I just want to say a big thank you to my driving instructor and the RSA School of Motoring for helping me pass successfully on my first attempted... Was an amazing instructor who showed me how I should drive and spent a lot of time refining my techniques to the level required to pass. He also worked on making me a confident and calm driver which was a big advantage on the day of my test...I heard of the RSA School of Motoring through a work colleague who said they were extremely good and helped her pass successfully. I'm so glad she recommend them and I would definitely recommend them to anyone learning to drive. I can now say I feel confident enough to drive anywhere on my own :)

Pass your test in The Swan

Here is Why Our Pupils Name Us The Leading Driving School in The Swan

RSA School of Motoring have the precise reputation for student success we have been talking about and we have the validated reviews to prove it. So if you need driving lessons you would be receiving a head start deciding on us. Keep reading to discover why.

Our driving instructors have been trained to immediately recognise what level you are at, where your bad habits lie and what remedial measures should be taken to ensure you make the most progress possible from each lesson with us.

Retaining all the fresh material you're struck with when learning to drive is challenging for any student. Which is why we have also created a zero cost email program, full of top quality content and instructional videos to serve as a guide and to give you support throughout your EDT.

When it comes to value few if any other driving schools in The Swan offers what we do to our students. With our free email study support content you're going to be equipped for every driving lesson and improve faster as a driver than with any other driving school. This content helps you grasp and understand those difficult areas of driving like changing direction in complex situations, night driving and speed management.

Driving Test Brain Teaser
Questions From The Driving Test

How many types of road signs are there?

Three: Informative (information signs), warning (black diamond shape) and regulatory (round).

Few other driving schools apply the same attitude as us in The Swan. As our student we want you to have fun during your lessons and stay safe when you drive. Which explains why we continually train and develop our instructors to not just provide you with the finest driving lesson experience there is to be had in The Swan but also to give you a calm stress-free atmosphere to learn in. That involves no worry and no shouting.

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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:)

Discover more about our unique approach to driver training

The majority of our pupils fit in one of the following. You have an certain driving test coming up or you want to kick off preparing for one before you book. Or you are a total beginner and need to get started or complete your Essential Driver Training.

What exactly is Essential Driver Training?

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You may not realise but in the not to distant past Ireland had one of the worst road accident stats in Europe. The Road Safety Authority were required to take action so they created a brand new driver training syllabus that all new drivers have to carry out. The Essential Driver Training or EDT.

This Essential Driver Training Syllabus mandates that all new drivers have to complete a minimum of 12 hours of essential driver training by an RSA approved driving instructor.

These 12 driving lessons were developed with the objective of filling in the vital driving skill gaps that new drivers had which were leading to the high degree of road accidents occurring each year.

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

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

The Driving Test: Your Essential Preparation

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There is learning the essential driving skills and working on your knowledge of road signs and road safety. Then you will need to master the conditions of the driving test and know precisely what to anticipate. Being permitted to drive alone on The Swan roads is a privilege you must earn and the driving test is your chance to do it. Like any test you have ever had to sit, 80% of passing the driving test is achieved well before the day of the test with proper preparation.

If the ideas of attempting the driving test are mind-boggling then you're not the first to feel like this. We normally fear what we do not understand and the unforeseen. But with RSA School of Motoring you don't have to be afraid.

Our proven pretest driving lessons have been created to expressly enable you to conquer your anxiety and come out with a rich understanding on what will occur on driving test day.

We're not in the business of gambling on your success. Our pretest driving lessons fully simulate the Four different phases of the driving test and truly prepares you for the way the driving tester will speak to you and how they mark the test sheet.

When we share this knowledge and understanding with our pupils it is like providing them with each of the answers to an exam before they even know the questions. And for that reason a great number of our pupils pass the test on their first attempt. Meaning less driving lessons and less expense to you.

Check out pretest lessons 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 markings are you likely to find at traffic lights?

Stop line; two pedestrian lines; two yellow lines; continuous white line; yellow box; directional arrows.

Okay smarty's test time
How Did You Do?

Name some places where you should not overtake?

Where you cannot see far enough ahead; a humpback bridge; too close to junctions, corners; pedestrian crossing; hatch markings; and over a continuous white line.

Driving Test Car Hire The Swan

Did you know that 10% of all driving tests stop prior to them even beginning because learners show up with a car that isn't roadworthy. Bad tyres, problematic lights and inappropriate car insurance are just a several of the factors tests get failed. Let us guarantee that your driving test begins the way it should by hiring one of our dual controlled driving school cars. We have some fantastic Affordable Pretest Car Hire Packages so go book yours today.

Give yourself the advantage

Your The Swan driving lesson can start and finish in what feels like a heartbeat. Remembering all this new knowledge under driving lessons conditions can be tough. But we don't leave you high and dry. We have designed our unique email support course sent at regular intervals to your inbox to provide you with support throughout your EDT program up to your test. Why? Because not all driving schools are made equal.

Can I learn to drive with a female driving instructor?

You got it right! Our female driving instructors are more than happy to help. People laugh about lady drivers. Not any more. Our highly trained female driving instructors are amongst the best instructors in not just Laois but Ireland. Book your driving lesson package now.

Can you collect me from my House?

Absolutely. We aspire to make your driving lesson experience as effortless and painless as possible. Which means our driving instructors will drive to your home or place of education* to begin each lesson.

Do you do Automatic Driving Lessons in The Swan?

We would hardly be Laois’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. Book your automatic driving lessons in The Swan today.

Do you supply Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers in Laois?

No matter your age learning to drive is probably the most life altering process you'll ever go through. It exposes amazing opportunities on a personal, professional and social level. This makes a driving school gift voucher an incredible gift idea. Give someone you love a The Swan driving lesson gift voucher and transform their life forever.

Okay smarty's test time
How Did You Do?

What should you not do after overtaking?

Cut in, slow down or stop.

Got anymore queries for us? Our The Swan driving instructors would be proud to teach you to drive contact us today. We look forward to talking with you.

And remember pick RSA School of Motoring The Swan and you will pass the test