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    Dreaming of a new fulfilling career? At HGV Training Network, we deliver a thorough ADR training programme to help you get your licence quickly. Our training courses equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to become a confident ADR driver.

    Call 08002 545 007 to start your ADR training now


    What is an ADR driver?

    ADR drivers are professionals qualified to drive and deliver dangerous substances and goods.

    You must hold an ADR Vocational Training Certificate to drive a goods vehicle carrying regulated hazardous substances.

    To obtain an ADR Training Certificate, you must attend our Department of Transport-approved course and pass the relevant SQA Examinations.

    What is an ADR license?

    An ADR licence or card is an additional driving qualification HGV drivers can acquire if they want to become an ADR driver. This licence permits drivers to transport dangerous goods and hazardous materials across the UK, and potentially beyond!

    By earning your ADR card, you can apply for ADR driver jobs throughout Britain. However, you must already hold a valid HGV driving licence and driver CPC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence) to take part in training that enables you to gain your ADR licence.


    How do I get my ADR license?

    If you’re already qualified as an HGV driver, but want to add another string to your bow and carry dangerous goods, then you’ll need to complete a Department of Transport-approved ADR training course.

    Specialised ADR training courses are designed to equip HGV drivers with an understanding of ADR regulations and essential skills tailored to handling, transporting, and distributing dangerous materials.

    To make things easier, we’ve summarised the process into the following steps:

    1. Book your place on HGV Training Network’s approved ADR driving course
    2. Pass the relevant SQA Examinations and earn your ADR certificate
    3. Wait for your new ADR licence to arrive – you must have this to start driving a vehicle carrying dangerous goods legally

    After completing your training course with us and passing your tests, you’ll achieve your ADR certificate and licence.

    How long does ADR training take to complete?

    Want to successfully complete your ADR training course and qualify to transport dangerous goods by road in just five days?

    But passing your ADR training may vary depending on factors, such as how fast you naturally learn and the substances you intend to carry.

    It’s important to note that once you’ve finished training, this qualification is only valid for five years, meaning you will need to take ADR refresher courses and tests down the line.


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    What's included in our ADR training course?

    Here at The HGV Training Network, we offer a DOT-approved ADR training course, provided by our expert instructors with previous experience in the industry.

    The ADR Vocational Training Certificate includes training tests surrounding the practices of transporting the following dangerous goods classes:

    • Core (required by all drivers)
    • Packaged Goods (needed by drivers carrying packaged goods)
    • Class 1 explosives – explosive charges, fireworks etc
    • Class 2 Gases – like butane and aerosols
    • Class 3 Flammable Liquids – such as petrol
    • Class 4 Flammable Solids – including matches and firelighters
    • Class 5 Oxidising substances – like agents and organic peroxides
    • Class 6 Toxic and infectious substances – medical waste and biological cultures
    • Class 7 Radioactive material – such as mixed fission products
    • Class 8 Corrosive substances – battery fluids and paints
    • Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances – including dry ice and lithium-ion batteries

    We also provide refresher training for qualified drivers who need to complete a refresher course every five years.

    Why pass with HGV Training Network?

    Across Britain, there’s a significant demand for qualified ADR drivers with veteran drivers approaching retirement age. HGV Training Network equips you with the necessary skills to access rewarding driving roles with excellent job security.

    You can earn your ADR licence in as little as 5 days under the guidance of experienced instructors with high pass rates.

    Our passionate team will handle everything throughout the process, including organising training and test dates and helping you to find a role alongside our recruitment partners, Blue Arrow.


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    Payment and financing for ADR training

    Don’t worry about training costs and loss of earnings with HGV Training Network

    HGV Training Network is the only ADR training provider with multiple payment plans available to customers. Our Train Now and Pay Later flexible financing allows you to spread the fee over three years without any financial implications.

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    Call HGV Training Network on 0800 254 5007 to embark on your new ADR driving career!

    If you’re eager to earn your ADR licence soon, get in touch with HGV Training Network now for expert, fully accredited ADR training.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are ADR drivers in short supply in the UK?

    Yes – there’s a growing need for qualified ADR drivers in Britain.

    Continuous shortages of ADR drivers are down to the impending retirement of veteran drivers across the UK.

    With more veteran drivers retiring every year and fewer new drivers to replace them, there are plenty of exciting roles available.

    How will HGV Training Network help me to earn my first ADR driving job?

    Our dedicated team will work alongside our established recruitment partner Blue Arrow to partner you with the most suitable vacancy.

    Blue Arrow have experienced experts who pair newly qualified ADR drivers with their first jobs.

    They’ll manage the formalities of your application, so you don’t have to.

    What’s the average annual salary of an ADR driver?

    After completing your ADR training course, you could earn an average salary of £40k, potentially increasing the more experienced you become.

    Understandably, wages are usually subject to location, hours on the road, how dangerous your load is and distances driven.

    What skills will I learn by completing the ADR training course?

    You’ll learn many abilities that will enable you to become an expert and confident ADR driver.

    The skills you’ll learn include:

    •         Safe handling of dangerous materials
    •         Awareness on safety procedures 
    •         Knowledge of handling toxic and potentially harmful materials and liquids

      Many of these capabilities are transferable and can be applied to other professionals driving.

      Where can I carry out my ADR training?

      HGVTN have multiple professional driving training facilities around the UK, so you’re sure to find a centre near you.

      Simply select the area you’d prefer to complete your training at, and we’ll book you in. 

      Even if you’re relocating soon, you’re sure to find a training centre near you given the number of facilities we have spread across Britain.

      Is ADR training expensive?

      Our ADR training courses are very affordable, but fees are determined by how fast you learn.

      You won’t pay as much if you require less tuition i.e. if you’re a fast learner or have experience driving large vehicles beforehand.

      However, if you’re a beginner with no previous training, you’ll need more tuition.

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