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Start Quicker & Easier Automatic Driving Lessons.

Most new learners are choosing our Automatic driving lessons because its simply quicker and easier to get started.

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Automatic cars are the way to drive conveniently without any gears and clutches using steering and two peddles only.

It is easy to learn and implement without much difficulty.

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Start Your Automatic Lessons

It’s pretty simple to get started just follow these steps.

Start with us Start with us
We will see and assess your starting point and then start with your required automatic lessons.
Find your instructor Find your instructor
Once you have made contact we will pair you with a local automatic driving instructor.
Pass the test Pass the test
You will have the same driving instructor all the way from EDT to passing your full driving test.

Automatic Driving Lessons

Get started or Passing your driving test couldn’t be any easier with our automatic lessons.

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Automatic Driving Lessons Dublin

We have successfully been training pupils in our Automatic vehicles for many years now. It has always been our school policy to provide the highest standards of informative driving instructions to our students.

Automatic driving lessons are a little different; however, we take you through the EDT programme and Pretest packages with ease.

There is no doubt that we are rewarded as the leading training centre with the obvious choice when it comes to automatic driving lessons in Dublin.

Teaching Safer and Better Learners

Here at National Driving School we are committed to producing better, safer and law-abiding drivers. We emphasise the importance of driving and road safety to make our roads safer for everyone.

Automatic Gears Vs Manual Gears

There can be several reasons to shift from a manual car to the automatic one. But we want to clear the aspects and differences that you will observe in both the types to choose when to shift to the automated cars after comparing both.

  • Starting a car, steering it on turns and stopping it is very easy, making it comfortable for everyone to drive. Along with this, the break has to be applied every time you want to slow down and stop the car as there is no clutch. It only has two paddles, one for the accelerator and another to apply the brake. So, you can drive on one foot only. In manual cars, a clutch is necessary to operate the vehicle and to control its speed.
  • We offer the best 12 EDT training lessons and instructions in the most effective way.
  • If you want to keep your hands on the steering wheel only all the time, then automatic cars are the obvious choice because it is not possible in manual cars due to the frequent use of clutches.
  • If you don’t have much experience on trips like in hilly areas or the bumpy ones, then automatic cars will help you navigate the site.
  • In the traffic areas, starting the car, continuously accelerating and decelerating and stopping is a hectic process in manual cars, but automatic cars make it smooth.
  • Also, it is convenient for old and disabled people to drive independently and without any sponsor all the time.

Feeling nervous and want to switch to automatic cars?

If you think you want to get those benefits mentioned above, we have the best instructors for the learners. You can enrol for the driving lessons for automatic driving and get the 12 EDT automatic driving lessons after getting the learning permit.

Point to note here that the driving license for the automatic car drivers comes with some restrictions as the driving license and test for the manual and automatic drivers are different. If you want to drive manual cars, you need to give a separate trial.

EDT Automatic driving lessons Dublin

We deliver the complete EDT Programmes 1-12 in our Automatic driving lessons. We can act as your sponsor if you didn’t have one, so there is no need to worry about that.

After completing 12 Lessons, we will assist you in progressing forward to apply for your full driving test after going through the pretest, which will prepare you thoroughly and polish your skills.

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Learn to drive with Driving Lessons in Dublin

Pretest Automatic driving lessons Dublin

A pretest is an essential part of the journey of passing the driving test and clearing it in the first attempt because it helps you to work on your weak points and practise the driving course with tricky turns.

If you have a driving test coming up near any of the RSA driving Test Centres, then we can assist you in preparing up to the level that you require to pass the very first test.

Our experience and unmatched pass rates are what you need to have beside you as you go forward to pass your automatic driving test.

Hire Our Automatic Driving School Cars

Did you know you can hire our automatic driving school cars for your driving test? Well you can! Many times we’ve saved the day!

If you have your automatic driving test coming up you can also hire our car, so you don’t have to worry anything on the day of your test.

Our modern cars are safe for manoeuvres, easy to handle and spotlessly clean.

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First Lesson

Before your first driving lessons you must have the following in order

So your all geared up for your fist driving lesson with your National driving instructor!

To help get you on the road to passing your test and becoming a safe driver for life, we need to make sure you have everything in order. Find out below!

1. Learner Permit 1. Learner Permit
A learner permit allows you to learn to drive on public roads with your driving instructor.
2. Tax & Insurance 2. Tax & Insurance
If you want to learn to drive within your own vehicle you will need to make sure your tax & insurance is valid.
3. Good Attitude 3. Good Attitude
We love our learners and strive to give them the best learning experience there is.
What people say

Our Happy Pupils

We take great pride in our customer reviews across all platforms! Please take the time to read some if you are seriously considering been thought to drive!

Sophie ByrneSophie Byrne
18:04 24 Nov 22
I passed my driving test this morning with the help of instructor Chris O’Dowd. I can’t recommend Chris enough! He was very patient and helpful with my driving since the very beginning even in times I didn’t feel confident enough. He encouraged me and constantly reassured me throughout my lessons and pretests. He walked me through the whole driving test process to calm my nerves, he really is the best instructor I could’ve asked for. His advice and unbelievable teaching will stick with me for life. Thank you Chris for everything, you are the best at what you do.
Liliana CarutoLiliana Caruto
15:48 11 Nov 22
After getting my test date confirmed and having completed EDT with a different instructor I was lucky to find NDS online, Jackie did a great job at booking me in their busy schedule and was booked a pre test with Chris Kennedy in Dun Laoghaire, what can I say!!! ….Whatever I write here will be short of praise to what this man deserves!!! In my very first few minutes of meeting him he made me feel at ease and in just one session I was clear on what I needed to work on while also being encouraged on what I was doing well. He built my confidence and after two more sessions I went on to pass my Test within my very first go at it, and with only two marks!!! ???????? I had only been driving for a year but he was exactly what I needed to polish my skills and give me the confidence necessary to pass my test, first time around!! I couldn’t recommend Chris anymore, if you want to pass your test he is your Man!! ???? thank you so much Chris, you are amazing at what you do!!
muhammad Shakeelmuhammad Shakeel
13:19 30 Sep 22
Can not recommend Mick from NDS enough!! Passed my test on 24/9/22, Mick gave the best advice and helped me improve my driving so much , Also the difference in my confidence to pass was all due to Mick’s help! Definitely would not have passed without his help, highly recommend! Thanks so much mick you are the best
jimmy turnerjimmy turner
09:53 19 Aug 22
After Being with 2 other instructors before chris Kennedy from dun laoghaire, I can't put into words how amazing he is as someone who gets anxious very easily he was amazing and made me so comfortable along with helping with my confidence. I will be getting my girlfriend to do them with him for sure as I wouldn't go back to anyone else, his knowledge and ability to teach is unbelievable. Thanks so much Chris you're amazing I couldn't have passed without you.
Carla WhelanCarla Whelan
20:38 15 Aug 22
Had a brilliant experience learning to drive with Mick. I had been learning with another instructor previously and gave up as I was getting nowhere. I restarted automatic lessons with Mick and flew through my test first time! He is a brilliant teacher, very calm and so friendly which is absolutely what you need from your instructor! Can't thank him enough for all his help, I couldn't have done it without him and would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for lessons!
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Why Choose Us

We are not just your normal run of the mill driving school. We are a driving school of excellence. We ensure our pupils get the best value for money for the best driving instruction in the business. This is how:



Our level of experience in the driving school industry spans over 30 years. We have come to see it all.



You can be sure our fully qulaified driving instructors are some of the best trained driving instructors in Ireland.



Been approved training instructors with the RSA you can be sure your driving lessons are safe guarded.



We provide free WhatsApp, Text and Calls support during the entire process of learning how to drive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can find our most popular frequently asked questions around driving lessons below

Why choose National Driving School?
National Driving school has gained a reputation and excelled way beyond industry standards. From day one of attending your first lesson in our National driving school car to passing your driving test, we are more professional than most others in this industry. Pass your driving test after you learn to drive with us and you will find that we work constantly to offer higher passing rates at National Driving School. We work closely with you to match your pace at a budget that suits you.
How soon can I take my driving lessons?
At National Driving School, we aim to connect you with a qualified National Driving School instructor within an hour of your enquiry. Once we assign you a National Driving School instructor, he/she will coordinate with you to schedule a particular date and this way your lesson is booked with us. From then on all communication will be carried out between you and your driving instructor. If you are Looking at loads of bookings for our National driving instructors, we would recommend you to pre-book your lessons a couple of weeks beforehand.
Can I pick the car I want to learn in?
Our driving instructors are free to decide, but we maintain a stringent policy regarding their vehicles. Almost 99% percent of our driving instructor cars are Ford Fiestas from 171 to the latest year. We make this mandatory so that the instructors teach in updated and dual-controlled cars. The cars used by instructors are clean, maintained, and ready to go! We also help you avail car hire facility for your driving test with your preferred instructor.
Can I check the reviews for the driving instructors?
For sure! We have over 600 hundred 5 star reviews that we are proud of all over the internet. You can view a lot of reviews we have shown with our particular National driving instructors’ names to help you locate the individual ones closest to your location. You can also find our latest reviews on our Facebook and Google.
How many driving lessons do I need?
It is a common question raised by most learners. Well, it depends. Our students take 30 hours of driving lessons on average before passing their practical exam – 17 hours fewer than the national average! If you are a newbie, we would suggest you book our 30-hour package. If you pass the exam faster, we will refund the number of hours unused (provided you have used a minimum of 20 hours). On the other hand, if you need some extra hours of learning, you can top up on an hourly basis to train until you appear for your driving test. If you book a smaller learning package to begin with, no worries- you can top by on an hourly basis once you are done with your 1st package to be test-ready.
What are the prices for driving lessons?
To know about the driving lesson prices, simply click here and enter your details and raise an enquiry. We will send you an email with the price details. You can rest assured and leave everything else to our crew here at National Driving school. We will ensure that we connect you with the most suitable driving instructor. After connecting with an instructor, you can schedule and begin your journey towards being a fully licensed, safe driver.
How can I pay for my driving lessons?
You can pay your allocated National driving instructor directly. We do not manage any payments except gift vouchers for driving lessons through our website. You can discuss the payment structure with your driving instructor. Our driving instructors offer discounts, easy payment plans, and special offers for bulk bookings.
Where would be my pick-up & drop point?
We connect you with a National driving instructor from your nearby locations, so your pick up and drop off point will be at your house or agreed central location. If you want to change your pick up & drop off location, for example, work and school, our instructors will make the necessary arrangements provided these locations are within their driving lessons’ vicinity.
What documents do I need to bring along to the driving lessons?
You should bring your learner permit for every driving lesson you attend. When you get the EDT logbook after the very first EDT lesson, do not forget to carry it with you during every driving lesson.
Do you offer booking schedules that suit my schedule?
Do not worry as we offer flexible booking schedules at National Driving school. Our driving lessons are available during weekdays, weekends, and on days that are convenient for you.

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