Classroom Training - ADR
We offer accredited ADR courses, delivered by RJD Safety Consultants Ltd. We can deliver these courses at one of our professional training and test sites, or at your premises.
We offer weekend and weekday ADR 3.5 day Initial Course packages, including 7 classes (Classes, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9) – suitable for drivers who are carrying hazardous substances in drums, sacks, cylinders, etc.
Training can be restricted to one class if required. Drivers who require additional training classes can 'top up' their packages course with a 1.5 day tanker module, which will then equate to a 5 day full combined Initial Course.
We also offer 3 day weekday ADR refresher courses for drivers who hold a valid ADR Certificate and need to recertify their original modules. You must have at least 6 weeks left on your current ADR licence on the last day of your course attendance.
In order to obtain your Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) you must attain the following minimum qualification:
CORE + PACKAGES or TANKS + at least ONE CLASS
Once obtained, additional classes can be added at a later date if required.
- Core Module (which is the basic, compulsory, part of the course, and is applicable to both Tankers and Packages)
- Packages or Tanker Module (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 - Glass
- 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
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, up to 28 hours (4 modules) of the Initial Course and 7 hours (1 module) of the Refresher Course.Start Now
- Must hold a current UK Driving Licence
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.