Devizes Depot:

01380 723712

Bristol Depot:

01172 510490

Devizes Depot:

01380 723712

Bristol Depot:

01172 510490

5 days


From £210 + VAT

Entry Requirements

No specific requirements

ADR – Carriage of Dangerous Goods

The ADR training course is an essential, legal requirement for drivers of vehicles transporting dangerous goods. Candidates will be provided with sufficient knowledge to safely operate a vehicle carrying dangerous substances and instruct them on the current legislative requirements.

ADR is an abbreviation for "Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route", which translates as "The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road." The international term ADR is so widely used in the transport industry that almost anyone in the industry understands what is meant, regardless of their country of origin.

What type of ADR training do you need?

Every HGV driver who is involved in dangerous goods transport requires a hazardous goods licence. The official name for this licence is the ADR training certificate. It is valid for five years and automatically expires if not extended before the expiration date. In order to extend the licence, every driver must pass a refresher course.

Core – General knowledge about the core aspects of carrying dangerous goods. Everyone must take this module to hold an ADR licence.

Packages – This relates to the way in which you are carrying the dangerous goods. If you want to carry packages/pallets you must take this module.

Tanks – This relates to the way in which you are carrying the dangerous goods. If you want to drive a fixed tanker lorry over 1,000 litres or a demountable tank which exceeds 3,000 litres you must take this module.

What are the classes of ADR training available?

These are the classes you must take if you wish to carry any of the below;

Class 1 – Explosives (For example - Fireworks)

Class 2 – Gases (For example - Bottled gases such as propane)

Class 3 – Flammable Liquids (For example - Diesel, Petrol & solvents)

Class 4 – Flammable Solids (For example - Firelighters)

Class 5 – Oxidizing Agents (For example - Fertilisers)

Class 6 – Toxic Agents & Infectious Substances (For example - Medical Waste)

Class 7 – Radioactive goods (For example - X-Ray Equipment)

Class 8 – Corrosive goods (For example - Sulphuric Acid)

Class 9 – Miscellaneous goods (For example - Asbestos & Lithium Batteries)

How long is the ADR training?

The ADR driver training is a 5-day course, suitable for both those wanting to acquire ADR training from scratch or for those who require refresher training.

Dates and availability

If you would like to book, select your date and pay a £120 deposit. One of our team will call you to confirm which modules you would like to book and arrange payment for the remaining balance.

Start date




16 Sep 2024
ADR Training
10 spaces
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14 spaces
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Onsite courses

Do you have enough candidates to warrant your own course? If you would like to discuss availability send us a date request and we will give you a call back to discuss your requirements.

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What our customers are saying...

"Very Informative Course!"

Very informative course. Darryl and Rod delivered the course very well and they were able to answer any question that arose.

Darren, ADR Candidate

"Constructive, Relaxed and Detailed!"

Darryl's teaching style has been good, constructive, relaxed and detailed where required. He kept it enjoyable and light-hearted where appropriate, but obviously a knowledgeable instructor.

Simon Holmes, Samworth Brothers