The ADR course consists of 15 modules within which there are several training sections.
- Module 1 - The Core
- Module 2 - Tanker & Tank Containers
- Module 3 - Packaged Goods
- Module 4 - Class 1: Explosives
- Module 5 - Class 2: Gases
- Module 6 - Class 3: Flammable Liquids
- Module 7 - Class 4: Flammable Solids
- Module 8 - Class 5: Oxidising Agents and Organic Peroxides
- Module 9 - Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
- Module 10 - Class 7 - Radioactives
- Module 11 - Class 8: Corrosive Substances
- Module 12 - Class 9 - Miscellaneous Substances
- Module 13 - Classes Common Characteristics
- Module 14 - Classes Group A (Classes 2, 3, 6 and 8)
- Module 15 - Classes Group B (Classes 4, 5 and 9)
Drivers must take at least three modules to gain the vocational certificate. These must be a core module, either the tanker module or the packaged goods module, plus one of the nine class modules which cover the specific substance transported.
Alternative, drivers wishing to take all classes in Groups A and B as shown above, can take modules 13, 14 and 15 instead of taking all the individual class modules. We offer all ADR courses except radioactive.
Candidates who have passed the Core, Tanker and Packaged modules plus at least one specific class module, may take additional modules at any time during the 5 year validation period of the original certificate. Once passed, these additional classes will be added to a new certificate issued by the DVLA. These additional classes will expire at the same time as the original certificate.
There is a multiple-choice exam for each module which is set and marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The number of questions range from 36 to 100 depending on the modules being taken.
Course duration is 5 days.