ADR Driver Training

An ADR Vocational Training Certificate is required by any driver carrying "In-Scope" packaged Dangerous Goods, for a tanker of >1m3 or tank container of >3m3 - regardless of the gross weight of the carrying vehicle, and is valid for five years. There is no required pre-qualification, anyone with a full UK driving licence may attend. In order to obtain your Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) you must attain the following minimum qualification:


Once obtained, additional classes or modes of carriage can be added at a later date if required.

The initial course is held over three-and-a-half days for goods in Packages, or five days if goods in Tanks are also required (The tankers module can be taken as an individual one-and-a-half day course). Refresher courses all run over three days. Explosives and Radioactives courses for one day if it is added to an existing qualification, or two-and-a-half if it is the only entitlement required. Explosives and Radioactive courses are arranged as they are required, on a day most convenient for the candidates, usually on a Saturday.

Should a driver only ever carry one class of Dangerous Goods (e.g. a petrol tanker driver), they can, if wished, be taught only that class, together with the Core and Packages/Tanks modules. We will conduct any of the permitted course combinations, as both initial and refresher courses.

All ADR training must be conducted at an approved venue, either at our training centre in Southampton, or on-site, nationwide (subject to the facilities meeting the required minimum standards) - Call us for further details.

We pride ourselves in delivering the best course we can, consistently attaining the highest quality rating available, with excellent first-time pass rates, and in a clean, well-equipped training room, offering:

·          Free parking

·          Free refreshments during breaks

·          On-site café serving a range of good food

.          Full accessible under the Disability Discrimination Act

RoadSafe Europe Limited are members of the The National Dangerous Goods Training Consortium. a nationwide network of professional training schools providing high standards of training delivered only by experienced instructors.         


Course Contents



Core, Packs, Tanks and Seven Classes (CPT7)

£225 + VAT + £200 exam fees      (£470.00 total)

£200 + VAT + £200 exam fees         (£440.00 total)

Core, Packs and Seven Classes (CP7)

£200 + VAT + £180 exam fees      (£420.00 total)

£190 + VAT + £180 exam fees         (£408.00 total)

Core, Tanks and Seven Classes (CT7)

£200 + VAT + £180 exam fees      (£420.00 total)

£190 + VAT + £180 exam fees         (£408.00 total)

Core, Packs and One Class (CP1)

£200 + VAT + £60 exam fees        (£300.00 total) 

£170 + VAT + £60 exam fees         (£264.00 total)

Core, Tanks and One Class (CT1)

£200 + VAT + £60  exam fees        (£300.00 total)

£170 + VAT + £60 exam fees         (£264.00 total)

Core and Explosives or Radioactives only

£205 + VAT + £40  exam fees        (£286.00 total)

£205 + VAT + £40 exam fees         (£286.00 total)

Adding Explosives or Radioactives to an existing ADR qualification

£150 + VAT + £20  exam fees      (£200.00 total)


We are pleased to offer discounts for repeat business, block bookings and account customers.

Remember also that both initial and refresher ADR courses may be counted toward your 35 hours of periodic Driver CPC training - a maximum of 21 hours of the initial course and 7 hours of the refresher course can be used. 

* Refresher courses can only be taken by candidates who have held a certificate for a minimum of four years and with no less than FIVE WEEKS until expiry – don’t leave it too late. Any remaining time will be added to your next certificate. Candidates may only receive training on the modules covered by an existing certificate, you cannot add to them on a Refresher course.


                            Click HERE for our complete ADR course schedule for 2015.