Hazardous cargo and Dangerous Goods (ADR)
ADR for drivers

If you drive a vehicle carrying over the transport threshold of dangerous goods then you must, by law, hold an ADR licence. The ADR licence is part of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.

 

Qualification

ADR drivers qualification card valid for 5 years

What will you learn
  • The 5-day course is for initial qualifications for drivers new to the industry.​​​

    • Core which every driver must do.

    • Covers tanks and/or packages.

    • Hazard classes 2,3,4,5,6,8,9 (Learners can choose which ones they require).​​​

  • 3-day refresher*

    • Core which every driver must do.

    • Covers tanks and/or packages.

    • Hazard classes 2,3,4,5,6,8,9 (Drivers can choose which ones they require).

Duration and Cost

Full ADR (Core, Tanks, Packages, All classes except 1 & 7)

  • Duration: 5 days

  • Cost: £550 per candidate

Core, Tanks, All classes (except 1 & 7)

  • Duration: 4.5 days

  • Cost: £500 per candidate

 

Core, Packages, All classes (except 1 & 7)

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Cost: £450 per candidate

Refresher*

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Cost: £240 + £20 per exam/module

* To be eligible for an ADR refresher course your current ADR certificate must have at least 6 weeks left of validity from the exam date of the course.

 
DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor)

A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) is a person who is certified to provide advice to organisational activities that include the carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods.

Qualification

DGSA Certificate issued by the SQA valid for 5 years.

What will you learn*
Duration and Cost

*Candidates also need the latest ADR Volumes I & II

**Exams booked independently with SQA.

High intensive course**

  • Duration: 5 days

  • Cost: £700 per candidate

  • 5-day high intensive classroom course.

  • 3 exams designed for people to be in charge of the movement of dangerous goods by road. (Core, All Classes & Road).