An ADR Vocational Training Certificate is required by any driver carrying "In-Scope" packaged Dangerous Goods, for a tanker of >1m3 or tank container of >3m3 - regardless of the gross weight of the carrying vehicle, and is valid for five years. There is no required pre-qualification, anyone with a full UK driving licence may attend. In order to obtain your Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) you must attain the following minimum qualification:

CORE + PACKAGES or TANKS + at least ONE HAZARD CLASS
Once obtained, additional classes or modes of carriage can be added at a later date if required.

The initial course is held over three-and-a-half days for goods in Packages, or five days if goods in Tanks are also required (The tankers module can be taken as an individual one-and-a-half day course). Refresher courses all run over three days. Explosives for one day if it is added to an existing qualification, or two-and-a-half if it is the only entitlement required. Explosives courses are arranged as they are required, on a day most convenient for the candidates.

Should a driver only ever carry one class of Dangerous Goods (e.g. a petrol tanker driver), they can, if wished, be taught only that class, together with the Core and Packages/Tanks modules. We will conduct any of the permitted course combinations, as both initial and refresher courses.

All ADR training must be conducted at an approved venue, either at our training centre in Norwich, or on-site, (subject to the facilities meeting the required minimum standards) - Call us for further details.
We pride ourselves in delivering the best course we can. Please view all of our scheduled ADR Initial and Refresher courses for 2015, at competitive prices.

The ADR qualification is divided into classes, commonly known as Core, Packages, Tankers and the seven common classes.  Our comprehensive training includes basic first aid and fire training. It is both theoretical and practical and covers all vehicles and most types of loads.

  • Core: Basic syllabus for carrying any class of dangerous goods in Road tankers, tank containers, packages, drums, cylinders and loose in bulk
  • Tanks: For carrying any class of dangerous goods, in road tankers or other tanker containers    
  • Packages & Loose in Bulk: For carrying any class of dangerous goods in (sacks, drums, cylinders, cartons) and loose in bulk (skips, tipper or dust cart bodies etc)
  • Class 1: Explosives (an optional extra to standard courses)
  • Class 2: Gases; compressed, liquefied, dissolved under pressure or refrigerated
  • Class 3: Flammable liquids
  • Class 4: Flammable solids, substances liable to spontaneous combustion
  • Class 5: Oxidising substances and organic peroxides
  • Class 6: Toxic, harmful and infectious substances
  • Class 7: Radioactive (sorry we do not provide this class)
  • Class 8: Corrosives - Acids and Alkalis
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles, e.g. asbestos, PCBs and any substance or article not covered by the other classes

Course Timetable – ADR Initial

 

Day

Content

Time

Subject

Monday

General

0845 – 0900

Reception - Arrival & Administration

Module

0900 – 1615

Core

Tuesday

Modules

0900 – 1215

Core

1300 – 1430

Packages

1445 – 1615

Class 2-Gases

Wednesday

Modules

0900 – 1030

Class 3  Flammable Liquids

1050 – 1135

Class 4  Flammable Substances

1135 – 1220

Class 5  Oxidisers & Organic Peroxides

1305 – 1350

Class 6  Toxics & Infectious Substances

1350 – 1435

Class 8  Corrosives

1455 – 1540

Class 9  Miscellaneous

Thursday

General

0845 – 0900

Exam Briefing

Exams

0900 – 0940

Core

0945 – 1010

Packages

1015 – 1040

Class 2

1045 – 1110

Class 3 

1115 – 1130

Class 4  

1135 – 1150

Class 5  

1235 – 1250

Class 6 

1255 – 1310

Class 8  

General

1315 – 1330

Class 9 

Module

1340 – 1610

Tanks

Friday

Module

0845 – 1515

Tanks

General

1515 – 1530

Exam Briefing

Exam

1530 – 1600

Tanks

 

ADR Initial Courses 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 

 Mon 21st - Fri 25th

October 

 Mon 23rd - Fri 27th

December  

 Mon 11th - Fri 15th

 

 

 

ADR and Driver CPC Periodic Training

Some ADR training hours can be converted to Driver CPC Periodic Training. Any candidate undertaking Initial Core, Packages and Classes 2 – 9 can convert the course to 21 hours of Periodic Training at a cost of £26.25 DVSA upload fee.

Price list for ADR Initial Course:

ONLY £428 !!  That includes the VAT and the Exam Fees.

 

Core

Tanks

Packs

 

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

Class 6

Class 8

Class 9

£50

£40

£30

 

£10

£10

£10

£10

£10

£10

£10

 
 The ADR examination fees are £20 each and exempt from VAT

When attending a course you will need to dress comfortably and bring your driving licence along with you. We will provide all books, paper, pens and learning materials.

Please contact us if you would like further information, or to book your training..

ADR Refresher

People who have gained the ADR certificate are required to re-qualify every five years, the aim being to refresh knowledge that may be becoming out of date and to bring holders up to date with any changes to the regulations that may have occurred during the bi-annual review of ADR regulation.

A driver must refresh his/her ADR Driving Training Certificate before it expires by attending a Refresher Training Course and sitting another assessment test.

ADR Refresher Course Timetable

 

Day

Content

Time

Subject

Monday

General

0845 – 0900

Reception - Arrival & Administration

Modules

0900 – 1430

Core

1445 – 1615

Packages

Tuesday

Modules

0900 – 1030

Tanks

1045 – 1120

Class 2  Gases

1120 – 1155  

Class 3  Flammable Liquids

1155 – 1215  

Class 4  Flammable Substances

1300 – 1323  

Class 5  Oxidisers & Organic Peroxides

1323 – 1345   

Class 6  Toxics & Infectious Substances

1345 – 1408   

Class 8  Corrosives

1408 – 1430  

Class 9  Miscellaneous

Wednesday

General

0845 – 0900

Exam Briefing

Exams

0900 – 0940

Core

0945 – 1010

Packages

1015 – 1045

Tanks

1050 – 1115

Class 2 

1120 – 1145

Class 3

1230 – 1245

Class 4

1250 – 1305

Class 5

1310 – 1325

Class 6  

1330 – 1345

Class 8

1350 – 1405

Class 9

 

Price list for ADR Refresher Course: ONLY £324.80 !! That Includes the VAT and the Exam Fees.

 

Core

Tanks

Packs

 

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

Class 6

Class 8

Class 9

£30

£15

£10

 

£7

£7

£7

£7

£7

£7

£7

 The ADR examination fees are £20 each and exempt from VAT.

ADR Refresher Courses 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 

 Mon 29th - Wed 31st

November 

 Mon 30th - Wed 1st

December

Mon 18th - Wed 20th   

 

ADR and Driver CPC Periodic Training

For drivers obtaining their Dangerous Goods ADR qualification with us, it is possible to credit some of the training hours towards the Driver CPC.

ADR Refresher Course

(Covering Core & Packages) can be counted as 7 hours of Periodic Training.  ADR Refresher (7 hours) at a cost of £8.75 DVSA upload fee.

When attending a course you will need to dress comfortably and bring your driving licence along with you. We will provide all books, paper, pens and learning materials.

If you are renewing a qualification you will need to bring along your current qualification card or certificate.

Please contact us if you would like further information, or to book your training..