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An ADR Licence (Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route) is your ticket to transporting dangerous goods.

The ADR Certification is a European agreement which governs the carriage of dangerous goods throughout Europe, it is designed to ensure all materials are safely and securely throughout the countries. The ADR can be used by all drivers from Car to Category CE and must be renewed every 5 years.

Career Opportunities:

  • Petrol Tanker Driver
  • Explosives (fireworks) Driver
  • Battery Driver
  • Bulk Gas Driver
  • Abnormal load driver

Training Length – 5 days

The process of completing your ADR licence with The LGV Training Company will include a complete training programme, where you will learn the ins and out of your chosen ADR classes. The complete ADR Licence is made up of 9 different classes and you will qualify in your chosen classes. Our experienced instructors provide hands-on training that is designed to help drivers pass their ADR examinations with confidence.

Obtaining an ADR licence is an exciting journey which will open doors to more career opportunities in the HGV sector, with ADR jobs paying on average £10,000 per year more than the average HGV job.

If you have any questions regarding ADR or would like to take an ADR course, please give us a quick call on 0800 0744 007.

What is an ADR?

The ADR licence is the qualification you will need to transport dangerous goods throughout Europe. ADR is an acronym for the French saying Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route, but don’t worry you won’t be expected to learn that!

How do I become an ADR Driver?

You will need to complete and pass a 5 day course including tests to get your ADR qualification.

Why do I need an ADR licence?

You will need the ADR qualification to be able to transport dangerous goods throughout Europe.

How long does an ADR licence last?

Your ADR qualification will be valid for 5 years and can even count towards your CPC hours, but do make sure you come back to us after 4 years to get yourself renewed.

ADR Salary?

Around £10,000 more than your standard HGV job.

Benefits of having an ADR licence?

You open yourself up to a wider range of higher paid HGV jobs, having the ability to transport dangerous goods throughout the UK & Europe.

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Just 6 Steps to your new career



We’ll send you a training pack with everything you need to get started.


Receive your starter pack

Register your details and an advisor will be in touch to discuss your training requirements.


Medical test

We’ll help you arrange a health check with your local GP. It only takes 5 minutes, so no need to worry.


Complete your theory test

To help you prepare for your test, we offer a huge range of online learning materials and 1:1 support from our advisors.


Practical training

A training advisor will contact you to schedule a convenient time to train. Once you begin, our experienced instructors will spend 4 days providing all the preparation you need to pass your practical test.


Find the job for you

After passing your practical test (congratulations!), take your Driver CPC Initial Qualification (if applicable) and attend your two-day Direct Access work skills course. We have a great job search team available when you are ready to apply for LGV jobs in your area!

With you all the way Expert support after you pass

  • Help rewriting your CV

    Our recruitment team can help write you a job-winning CV.

  • Career advice from industry experts

    Get free, impartial advice on potential employers and career development.

  • Regular job updates

    We’ll regularly keep you posted with our top picks for you by email.

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