ADR Driver Training Initial & Ref

Course Aims:

To provide drivers with the instruction required by the Department of Transport to pass the Scottish Qualifications Authority examinations in order to obtain their Vocational Training Certificate (commonly known as the ADR Licence).

The course aims to give drivers of dangerous goods theoretical and practical training in the basic regulations governing the carriage of dangerous goods by road, the classes of dangerous goods, emergency response, first aid, fire fighting, operational procedures, handling, loading, unloading and equipment.

NB This course, the examinations and the tutor are regulated by the Department for Transport and Scottish Qualifications Authority


Drivers of dangerous goods:

  • Requiring initial training to obtain their VTC
  • Holding a VTC but wishing to add new modules
  • Holding a VTC and re-sitting modules
  • Holding a VTC and wishing to take refresher training before the expiry of their VTC

Course Content:

The course is modular and the delegates select the course from the following options as required:

  • Core
  • Carriage other than in Tankers (Packages)
  • Carriage in Tankers
  • Class 1 Explosives
  • Class 2 Gases
  • Class 3 Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4 Flammable Solids, Spontaneously Combustible, Dangerous When Wet
  • Class 5 Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides
  • Class 6 Toxic and Infectious
  • Class 7 Radioactive
  • Class 8 Corrosive
  • Class 9 Miscellaneous

Please contact us for assistance in selecting the correct modules for your driver.

Course Length:

Initial training up to 7 days if all modules are taken.
Refresher training up to 5 days if all modules are taken.

Please note that refresher candidates must have a VTC that has validity
of not more than 12 months and no less than 4 weeks at the date of examination.

Please allow at approximately 6 weeks for examination marking.

Attendance on an ADR training course should be taken into account when calculating driver’s hours.

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