Dulson Training

ADR Training 

2022 standard Initial and Refresher public ADR course dates can be found here

Bespoke courses can be arranged at one of our sites or at your site on alternative dates. 

Course Information

We offer accredited ADR courses at our training and exam sites in Shropshire and Wrexham, or at your premises nationwide. We use electronic exams for immediate test results. 

We offer bespoke weekend, evening and weekday ADR courses.  

Low rate finance to spread the costs of your training, T&C's apply and a deposit. 

We hold regular courses for gaining the full ADR qualification or to refresh the qualification. If you require a bespoke course with certain classes only we will provide a bespoke course to meet your needs. 

Head Office: 01952 770659

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ADR Training

In order to obtain your ADR Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) you must attain the following minimum qualification:

Core (which is the basic, compulsory, part of the course, and is applicable to both Tankers and Packages) Packages or Tanks (or both)

Then at least one class specific to the type of dangerous goods carried. The optional modules currently available are:

  • Class 1 - Explosives
  • Class 2 - Gas
  • Class 3 - Flammable liquids
  • Class 4 - Flammable solids
  • Class 5 - Oxidisers and organic peroxides
  • Class 6 - Toxic and infectious substances
  • Class 7 - Radioactives
  • Class 8 - Corrosives
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous

Once obtained, additional classes can be added at a later date if required.

Both packages and tanker modules are approved by the Department for Transport, all certificates are processed via Scottish Qualifications Authority with multiple choice examinations. Candidates require this certification to carry hazardous goods by road in packages or tankers. A minimum of 6 weeks (ideally 8 weeks) should be allowed for the issue of the certificate by the DVLA. As you may be aware part of the ADR training may be counted towards the Driver CPC

License Requirements

  • If you hold a current ADR you must have atleast 6 weeks until it expires when arranging refresher course.

Who should train? Why should I train?

Almost all drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods must have an ADR training certificate.

Part of the ADR training can be counted towards the Driver CPC periodic training - up to 28 hours (4 modules) of the Initial Course and seven hours (1 module) of the Refresher Course.

The Process


Contact us to discuss your ADR requirements.


Choose the type of ADR course for example with or without tanks.

Select your dates and location.


Attend the training course and exams. 


What does the training include?

Free Training

Training and preparation for the exams.

Free Training

Electronic Exams.

Free Training

Qualification and Certificates.

Free Training

Optional Driver CPC hours can be uploaded (up to 28 hours).