Professional drivers (including those with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes or less) are required by law to hold a Vocational Training Certificate, sometimes referred to informally as an ‘ADR Certificate’, in order to transport dangerous goods.
The National Logistics Academy programme is delivered over 3½ days for core modules, packages and 7 classes and over 5 days with the tanker option.
This course equips drivers with information and tools so that they:
On successful completion drivers will receive their ADR Certificate from SQA which is valid for 5 years. ADR can be renewed by taking a refresher course not less than 6 weeks before ADR expires to re-qualify for a further 5 years.
Drivers who undertake an ADR course can opt to add 21 hours (or 28 hours with tankers) Driver CPC periodic training, subject to JAUPT upload fees.