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TTA To Offer 5% Discount On New In-House ADR Driver Training Courses From November 2014.

Transport Training Academy already offers a comprehensive list of logistics and driver training courses, but we are always looking for new ways to add even more value to our training portfolio.

That’s why we’re delighted to announce the addition of another new logistics training course, ADR driver training for the transportation of dangerous goods by road. This is a new course for our Atherton Head Office. In the past we have subcontracted this work out to other trainers, but we’re now pleased to say that we will be running our own ADR courses beginning in November, 2014. As an added bonus we’ll also be offering a 5 per cent discount on the course price.

What is an ADR Licence and why is it necessary?

Moving dangerous goods by road is governed by international regulations and is strictly policed. Most European countries are signed up to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). Each country that complies with ADR implements specific safety measures through its own national legislation.

The purpose of ADR is to ensure that dangerous goods (including clinical and other dangerous waste) being carried by road can cross international borders freely, as long as goods, vehicles and drivers comply with its provisions. ADR has been in force since 1968 and is administered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and is updated every 2 years to take account of technological advances.

ADR sets out the requirements for classifying, packaging, labelling and certifying dangerous goods. These requirements are set out in Annex A to ADR. Vehicles carrying dangerous goods must comply with the provisions of Annex B to ADR, which includes vehicle and tank specifications and other operational requirements.

The drivers of all vehicles (including those with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes or less) carrying hazardous or potentially hazardous goods in the European Union must have an ADR training certificate and hold an ADR licence.

ADR Course information.

The ADR course covers how to effectively deal and/or identify gases, flammable liquids, toxics, flammable solids and other various substances. As outlined by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) the minimum requirement to achieve an ADR licence is that candidates must pass the following modules; Core, Packages or Tankers and 1 of the 7 classes. If required the ADR can also constitute to 21 hours of the Driver CPC for Packages and 28 hours for Packages and Tanks.

Aims and objectives of the ADR Course.

To provide the candidate with sufficient knowledge to successfully complete the course and achieve their ADR Licence, which in turn will allow them to transport hazardous or potentially hazardous goods within the EU whilst operating in a safe and efficient manner. On successful completion candidates will receive their ADR Licence directly from the DVLA.

Content and Course Design.

The content of the course is dependent on the requirements of the individual driver, but includes the following modules/options:

  • Core module.
  • Package module.
  • Gases module.
  • Flammable liquids module.
  • Flammable solids module.
  • Oxidizing agents module.
  • Toxics module.
  • Corrosive module.
  • Miscellaneous (PCBs) module.
  • Tanks module.

Course Dates

  • 10th – 14th November, 2014.
  • 19th – 23rd January, 2015.
  • 16th – 20th February, 2015.

Course Duration.

  • Packages 3 days.
  • Tankers 4 days.
  • Tanks and Packages 5 days.

Course Location

Transport Training Academy,
Academy House,
255 Gloucester Street,
M46 0JD.

TTA will also be able to offer bespoke ADR courses which can be delivered on suitable client’s sites to accommodate the operation restraints and training requirements

For further information please contact TTA’s Course Information and Booking Team on 01942 874686 or email

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