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Hazardous Goods Licence - ADR


ADR Training - Become a qualified dangerous goods (ADR) vehicle driver


If you are driving a vehicle carrying dangerous goods then you must, by UK law, hold an ADR licence which is the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.


We offer initial and refresher ADR training covering:


core module
packages module
class 1 - explosives
class 2 - gases
class 3 - flammable liquids
class 4 - flammable solids
class 5 - oxidising substances
class 6 - toxic substances
class 7 - radioactive substances
class 8 - corrosive substances
class 9 - miscellaneous substances


Prior to January 2007 this only applied to vehicles over 3.5 tonnes but now you must have the ADR licence if you’re in an HGV or in a Ford Transit and examples could include:

A road tanker containing any dangerous goods.
A vehicle carrying a tank container loaded with any dangerous goods.
A vehicle carrying dangerous goods in bulk.
A vehicle carrying radioactive material.
A vehicle carrying dangerous goods in packages.



How do I get an ADR licence?

To attain your ADR licence and be qualified to become a dangerous goods driver you will need to:

Choose which types of dangerous goods you will be transporting.

Book your ADR training course.

Take the training and pass the training tests.

Wait to receive your ADR card which you MUST have to drive and ensure all your details are correct.

Your initial qualification only lasts 5 years after which you will need to take refresher training and tests.


If you want to transport dangerous goods in a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) then you’ll also need to have an HGV licence and CPC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence).


How much does an ADR licence cost?

An ADR licence is a great investment it could get you a better job and in return will pay for itself, Having an ADR Licence is a great qualification to have and there is a high demand for ADR-trained drivers which can lead to better job opportunities and also better wages. The type of training you need will vary depending on what you intend to transport so it’s hard to put a definitive price on training. Our course prices are listed at the bottom of this page.


How long does ADR training last?

Full initial courses for only the ‘packages’ course take around 3.5 days and if you incorporate the ‘tanks’ module then you are looking at a total of 5 days. Refresher courses all run over three days. Class -1 Explosives and Class -7 Radioactives courses take 1 day if being added to an existing qualification, or two-and-a-half if it is the only entitlement required.

If you are only looking to ever carry one class of Dangerous Goods, e.g. a petrol tanker driver, then it may be possible to trim down the training so you are only taught the Core and Packages/Tanks modules along with the module you require and will take the time down slightly. You should check with your provider to see if this is possible but it might be worthwhile going through the whole course as it will bulk up your CV and maybe lead to further job opportunities.


What are the ADR licence regulations?

Candidates must hold an HGV Class 2 (Cat C) licence or higher in order that an ADR licence can be issued, ADR licences are valid for 5 years and must be renewed by undertaking a refresher course during the 4th year.


What locations do you offer ADR courses?

Currently available in the Manchester / Burnley, Carlisle, West Bromwich / Birmingham, Derby, Peterborough, Swindon / Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Sunderland areas.



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Core & Packages

£775 including VAT

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Core, Packages & Tankers

£999 including VAT

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5-Day Course

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