ADR Driver Training
A Hazardous Chemical / ADR Driver Training Certificate is required for any driver who operates a vehicle used for transporting dangerous goods by road throughout Ireland and the EU. Advance Drive can provide you with information on ADR Driver Training (Hazchem) Courses in Galway City.
The ADR Trainer Yvonne Kinnarney is approved by the HSA (Health and Safety Authority) to provide both Basic & Tanker Specialisation ADR (Hazardous Chemical) Driver Training Courses.
ADR Initial Basic Course
Drivers transporting dangerous goods in vans or HGV trucks are required to attend a 3-day Initial ADR Basic Training Course and then pass the HSA Initial ADR Basic exam. The 3-day ADR Basic Training Course covers packages, drums & IBCs.
ADR Initial Basic Course (3-days) Cost: €350
ADR Tanker Specialisation Course
Drivers requiring a ADR Driver Certificate for HGV Tankers are required to attend 5 days of training. Which is a 3-day Initial ADR Basic training Course & a further 2-day Tanker Specialisation Training Course and then pass both the HSA Initial Basic exam and the Tanker Specialisation exam which can be completed on the same day.
ADR Tanker Specialisation Course (5-days) Cost: €600
ADR Basic and Tanker (Refresher)
The ADR Drivers Training Certificate is valid for 5 years, Refresher courses can be completed within 12 months of the expiry date on the cert.
To extend the ADR Basic Certificate, drivers are required to attend an ADR Basic Refresher (1-day) Course and then pass the HSA Basic exam before the certificate expires.
ADR Basic Refresher (1-day) Course Cost: €200
To extend the ADR Tanker Certificate, drivers are required to attend an ADR Basic and Tanker Refresher (2-day) Course and then pass the HSA Basic and Tanker exams before the certificate expires.
ADR Basic and Tanker Refresher (2-day) Course Cost: €300
Call Ailbhe on 091524689 for more information & availability on ADR Driver Training courses in Galway.
I would thoroughly recommend Advance Drive if you need to aquire a D bus license. I felt confident going into the test as Philip gave me good preparation and always managed to spot my faults. Driving around Galway by the sea was a pleasure much better than other locations I can think of. A great experience from a very good company.
April 28, 2014Clive Guthrie
if there is a reward for best school advance would win every year.passed c:d test first time with only seven hours for the d licence.phillip and mike are very patient,helpful and great drivers.i would recommend any b licence drivers to sit your truck test,just for the experience and to rid off any bad habits.thx lads.
April 30, 2014mark h
I passed my Car test first time with ADVANCE DRIVE on 14/05/2015 . Want to say special thanks to my instructor PHILIP. He is very patient & well trained professional. I highly recommend ADVANCE DRIVE they are absolutely brilliant.
May 14, 2015Galway
Philip is an absolute genius when it comes to driving and answering questions you ask there is absolutely nothing he doesn\'t know, done 3 tests in a year rigid, coach and artic yesterday 1st oct with nearly a clean sheet only 1 fault due to another very unprofessional bus driver. how good is that for a result driving a truck with a 35ft trailor thanks to the expert tuition from Philip. impossible to fail. why go to an apprentice when you can learn from a professional cheers philip
April 28, 2014Lorcan Warde
Many thanks to Philip and Micheal at advance drive.. Very friendly and professional.. Passed my bus test 1st time thanks to them.. Highly recommended!
April 28, 2014Pierce
I passed-my car test the first time thanks to dezzies help. His patience and informative lessons really helped me to learn qucikly and I would definitely recommend him for anyone hoping to pass their car test.
April 30, 2014Shane Nugent
Switched to Advance Drive from another instructor after I failed my test. Had lessons with Dezzie and passed it the next time! Really nice relaxed instructor!
April 28, 2014Maria Wilson
Passed Bus and cpc first time. Thanks again Philip for ironing out the bad habits.
January 26, 2015Galway
I passed my truck C test and bus D test first time with Advance Drive. I now drive a bus full time. I would highly recommend Advance Drive. Excellent training, and excellent instructors Philip, Mike, Dez, and Ailbhe for all her help. Thanks very much and I will be back to do my Artic shortly.
August 19, 2015Connemara
I would recommend Advance Drive. I felt confident and well prepared for my C1 test, which I passed first time thanks to Dezzie's very clear and professional tutelage.
April 30, 2014Rob
Passed my test 1st time Found them to be great to deal with And happy to recommend
April 30, 2014Garrett Fox
Hi everybody, just passed my tests cat. C. first time with AdvanceDrive. Top class driving school, great team. Special thanks to my instructor Dezzie! Thank you!
February 9, 2017Galway
Just wanted to say thanks to the guys at advance drive for getting me on the road to hopefully a new career. Got my truck licence first time and with CPC's included. See ye in the bus in the near future.
April 30, 2014M.V.Walsh
I found Philip very pleasant, professional and thorough. His knowledge and experience were very apparent throughout the lessons. I hope to deal with Advance Drive again when adding further categories to my license.
April 28, 2014Tim
Could not speak highly enough of the team at Advance Drive. At extremely short notice Ailbhe and Philip were able to accommodate me and with 7 hours lessons I passed the Rigid Truck test first time around. Thanks a million guys really appreciate it!
April 2, 2015
I Passed my Rigid Driving test the first time on the 29-11-16,
Thanks to the excellent Team of Advance Drive Galway,
Great tuition, First class! Highly recommended.
December 1, 2016Castlebar
did my test today 16-10-13 for my EB licence using their jeep and trailer passed first time would highly recomend advance drive
April 30, 2014brian
First class driving school, passed my car & rigid 1st time. Doing the bus now. Thanks again Mike!
April 30, 2014Gerry Kelly
I passed my car test first time with Mike's help and without any other practice than lessons with him. Brilliant value for money. I would highly recommend using advance drive.
April 28, 2014Will
I don't see any negative testimonials on the web page which confirms my view of this company. Knowledgeable, capable, friendly and patient to name a few of all the positive teaching attributes my instructor had. The company was recommended to me and I will have no hesitation in recommending them. Passed EB licence test in Galway.
April 30, 2014Paul Connery
Highly recommend Philip.Passed the truck(C) test first time.Great for getting out of bad habits.
April 30, 2014John Mooney
I found Advance to be excellent. I did truck lessons with them and passed first time in both the CPC and main test. They have great experience they put you at ease and explain everything. There vehicles are excellent to learn in.
April 30, 2014Tadhg Bolger
Passed my full trailer licence E+B first time. Phillip gave me great advice and I learned a lot from the lessons I had with him. Thanks Mark
April 28, 2014Mark Guerin
Passed my test today with the help of Dezzie. He's incredibly patient, professional and makes learning to drive a breeze! Can't compliment him enough. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him & Advance Drive to anyone. Big Thanks!!!!!
April 30, 2014Ciara McGuinness
i did my EB (trailer) test on monday the 26th and passed first go thanks to advanced drive.
April 28, 2014galway
I passed my bus test first time with Philip from Advance Drive. he's a great instructor and has loads of patience. I would like to thank my instructor and everyone involved in advance drive.
April 30, 2014Costica Ariton
(17/04/14) Looked at a number of other driving schools before choosing Advance Drive. I'm glad I went with my 'gut instinct' & chose this one. Philip did a great job of teaching me. I felt relaxed with him & learnt something at every lesson. He's patient, very astute (misses nothing!) a good communicator and great instructor. Managed to pass my driving test first time. I'm 'over the moon!' I would certainly recommend Advance Drive to anyone in the process of choosing a driving school. Thanks to Philip, Ailbhe & all at Advance Drive.
April 28, 2014Allison Barry
I would highly recommend Advance Drive. I found Philip, my Instructor very friendly, pacient and skilled driver. He was able to fit me in with only a week notice and I learn so much in a short space of time. Thanks Philip.
April 28, 2014Sylwester K.
I am delighted that I passed my category D1 mini-bus test today (09/02/16). I can't praise Dezzie in Advance Drive enough for his excellent tutoring. He had me thoroughly prepared & fully ready for my test. He put me at ease & gave me confidence. Thanks Dezzie. I also passed my BE jeep & trailer test & my Category C rigid test in the last few years after receiving lessons from Advance Drive. I would highly recommend Advance Drive to those looking for driving lessons in any vehicle category.
February 9, 2016Brian Mullins
After failing the test twice, I changed companies. I passed today with a clean sheet after lessons with Dezzie. He quickly helped me get rid of any bad habits and made sure I was confident myself before doing the test. I would recommend Dezzie to anyone who is applying for their test.
April 30, 2014Niamh
I passed my EB test first time around on the 19/06/13, thanks to Phillip and his excellent tutoring. I found him very professional. He had me well prepared and very focused for the test.I would highly recommend him and the Advance Drive team to others in the future.
April 28, 2014Brian
Just passed my C licence Rigid truck under Dezzie's tuition this morning. Excellent school and only the best teachers around! Patience and outstanding communication from the instructor with superior knowledge of not only what he was teaching but of what I was going to do next. He s always 5 steps ahead to ensure everything was done correctly. Id recommend Advance Drive to all without question. Looking forward to doing my D licence already!!!!
April 30, 2014Alex Mc Mahon
Passed my Rigid test first time!!!! would definately recommend Advance Drive to any person thinking of doing there test. People claiming social allowances can get funding towards your Lessons to help you get your licence in any of the vehicles through Fas or the Social Office!!!
April 30, 2014Emmet Sweeney
Michael and Philip are a super team. You get experience mixed with youth and all angles covered. They were always on time for lessons and know the routes involved in the test in great detail. I passed my bus test thanks to their support and encouragement. Strongly recommend them.
April 28, 2014Kieran Skerritt
I would highly recommend advance drive. I had Dez as an instructor, he really made everything simple, and makes you confident as a driver.
January 26, 2015galway
I passed the C1 test first time thanks to advance drive. Philip has a remarkable knowledge of all things related to the driving test and he did everything in his power to help me pass first time.
April 28, 2014Darragh Kirwan
Got my C1 and my full D license first time round so far with Advance Drive in the space of about 4months. Cannot recommend Advance and Dezzie enough. Brilliant guidance and instruction. Great value for money.
October 22, 2015
I would highly recommend advance drive for getting lessons on whichever type of vehicle. I got my coach licence 1st time thanks to Philip and Michael. I was made very comfortable and found it easy to ask questions at any time. You will do you're driving test with confidence.
April 30, 2014Paul Maloney
Found Advance Driving School to be very helpful and informative when making inquiries about getting a new category added to licence. I had a couple of truck driving lessons with Dessie and passed first time. Found Dessie to be very informative about all aspects of rules of the road as some of these had to be refreshed for me. Also found him to be very relaxed during lessons. Would definitely recommend for future lessons. Thank you.
January 12, 2016Galway
Found advance drive were excellent. Mike and philip were excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of doing there test.
April 30, 2014Dave Badger
With the expert help of Philip at Advance Drive I managed to pass both my C and D licences 1st time! I found Philip excellent and his patience unending. I would highly recommend Advance Drive for lessons
April 28, 2014Diarmuid
Passed my D1 test first time thanks for advance drive, all thanks to Philips tuition! He was calm, professional, patient and a great teacher! Made me feel at ease straight away and knocked all the bad habits out of me! Very flexible and willing to accommodate changing bookings at short notice. I have no bad reports for advance drive, I would highly recommend them. The best around! :-)
April 30, 2014Fiona
I recently received tuition for my category D-D1 Bus test with Advance Drive.It was the first time i used this driving school and also the first time i passed a vehicle category test,first time.Excellent,patient tuition delivered in a proffessional manner.I was lucky enough to get a job two weeks after.I would highly recommend Advance,thanks Philip.
April 30, 2014Gerard Murphy
Thanks to Phillip for his great teaching skills , patience and all round tutor skills . passed the test first time with just a couple of lessons . would highly recommend him or any of the wounderfull team at advance.
April 30, 2014matthew mc mahon
I highly recommend Advance Drive for their professional service. Having never driven a large vehicle before, from day one my bus driving training with Mike was excellent! Initial nerves were soon put to rest and I felt at ease with his guidance and his great wealth of experience as we progressed with the driving training program and preparations for the CPC. I passed both my D driving test and CPC first time! Thank you to Mike, Ailbhe and the team at Advance Drive!
February 2, 2015Claregalway
Extremely Professional and Competent People, Advance helped me pass the ADI Instructor Practical for the D License and The Conventional EC License test
April 30, 2014Ken O'Loughlin
Highly recommended driving school. Philip was an excellent instructor who had me well coached in every aspect of the test. Don't think I've ever gone in to a driving test feeling so calm and well prepared. Many many thanks. Will definately be coming back to Advance Drive for my D1.
April 28, 2014Edel Smyth
I would like to thank Advance Drive Galway especially Lee who was my Instructor throughout for helping me achieve getting my Jeep and Trailer License first time. I found dealing with Advance Drive to be a very easy process and Lee always kept in contact giving me guidance along the way. I found Advance to be very professional and courteous throughout my Lessons.
Thanks for a pleasant experience.
August 31, 2017Galway
Passed my Artic Driving Test All Thanks To The Team Par Excellence At Advance Drive ,Their Professionalism ,Patience ,Communication, Consideration and Knowledge is Exemplary .Thanks Again And Continued Success In The Future To All At Advance Drive .
January 16, 2016Galway
I found Advance Drive to be excellent. I passed my BE test first time after four lessons from Dezzie. Great instructor and highly recommended!
April 30, 2014Tommy Faherty
Thanks to advance drive espcially philip for all your help. passed my test first time.
April 30, 2014Noel Walsh
Today I passed my driving test & will be forever grateful to Garry from Advance Drive.
I was a nervous wreck going into my first lesson but Garry has a gift of making you feel at ease, safe and ultimately a capable confident driver. "What would Garry do" and "GOSHO" will be forever imprinted on my mind!!
Thanks again Advance Drive, If all your instructors are as good as Garry then i cannot recommend you more highly.
October 12, 2017Galway
I would highly recommend Advance Drive to anyone wishing to do their driving test. I found Dessie very helpful through out all the lessons and wouldnt have passed it first time with out his help. Great value for money :)
April 30, 2014Stephen Carr
Thanks to Dessie and gang at Advance for the lessons, passed EB on first attempt
April 30, 2014mark carroll
Passed the truck (c) test today. Had Des as my instructor. Sound man, easy to get on with and knows his stuff. Thanks again Des and all at advance. Hope to be back in the future.
April 30, 2014keith derrig
I would highly recommend advance drive in galway. Passed my trailer test first go thanks to excellent tutoring.
April 28, 2014Michael king
Thanks to advance drive, I passed my class d licence
Excellent tuition from Philip and good pointers all helped
April 27, 2015Galway
I would like to take this opportunity to thank philip, for all his sound advice and his top marks in helping me pass my d licence bus test , would highly recommend this company as I passed my test today on first attempt, was more than happy with the service I received from advance driving school , absolutely brI liana work philip once again thank you so much ,,,,, kind regards Ciaran kenny
February 16, 2015galway/dublin
I would highly recommend advance drive. Passed my truck test with them in Oct 2013.I felt very well prepared for the test and feedback on my errors and driving very positive during the lessons. Well done on your recent award Philip. Results speak for themselves.
April 28, 2014Kevin Forde
I would highly recommend advance drive.cheers to des for all his help and patience!!you are fully aware and ready when your heading into your test.past my car test first time.des was with me every step of the way.thanks for everything:)
April 30, 2014Pauline spelman, Salthill
Had numerous lessons with other tutors and failed my test first time. My second time had only two double lessons with Philip and passed with flying colours! thanks a million guys! keep up the good work
April 30, 2014Susan Looby Cullinane
Thanks to Advance passed my C1 first time. They where very good would recommend them. will def be back for D1. Thanks Philip.
April 28, 2014Eoin Molloy
Done the switcharoo to Advance as I wasn't making progress. Came onboard with Dessie and the license was a formality. Great instructor, easy learning - I highly recommend.
April 28, 2014Anthony G
Massive thanks to Advance Drive for getting me through the C1. Very helpful in getting me out of my bad habits that I'd picked up since doing the B. Was also a lovely small truck for learning. Will be back for the D1, thanks again.
April 28, 2014Helen van den Hof
Definately recommend Advanced Drive, had a few lessons with Philip and passed first time round. Great instructor, made it easy!
April 28, 2014Darren Greaney
I went to Advanced drive after they were recommended by a friend. I have now passed 2 tests with them (bus and truck) and can't praise them enough. Phillip and Mike are both very patient and encouraging during the learning process. During each pre-test lesson they re-assured me and gave me ways to deal with the test nerves. This patience,professionality and excellent prices, added to their felxibility in scheduling lessons make them my first choice for any more tests. well done lads
April 28, 2014Stephen Hand
I did both my truck and minibus lessons with Advance Drive and found them excellent. I passed both tests first time.
April 30, 2014Lisa Kelly
April 28, 2014Helen van den Hof
I would highly recommend advance drive I used them to get my eb licence and I found dezzie great for information and very straight talking and a great instructer I will be defiantly be back to do the artic or the bus.once again thank you for everything. Sean o malley
April 28, 2014Sean o malley
Would highly recommend mike, passed my car test 1st time with his help and patience.
April 30, 2014Gemma Mc Grath
Thanks Philip and Mike, Bus and CPC passed first time with your help. A good morning for you too as along with me you got a Car, LGV and the HGV passes in less than 2 hours. Keep up the good work.Mick.
April 30, 2014Mick Walsh
I passed my category D on the 3/2/2015.Philip is a great instructor and gives you all the advise to become a professional driver.If you listen to his advise you will be on your way to a new career.
February 16, 2015Co.Clare
I completed my bus licence back in January and rigid licence in May with Advance Drive. I could not be any happier with all of the staff that made it such an easy task in obtaining both licences. Thanks to Lee in helping me get my bus licence, who was so professional in explaining everything in great detail to me (never knew how much you need to look in the mirrors, but I do now) but never made you feel under pressure or nervous. Thanks to Vinny for helping me get my rigid who again made everything feel so easy and yet made me laugh so much. Would highly recommend either of these two lads to teach you in either bus or truck. Massive thanks to Philip and Ailbhe who both were so accommodating in providing both information and guidance anytime it was needed, espically for the CPC theory and practical. Seriously I have greatest respect for all of ye at Advance Drive, keep up the great work and best of luck in the future.
November 23, 2017Galway
April 28, 2014Marc Coyle
I just want to say thank you very much to all the crew in Advancedrive,I passed my test!,keep up the good work
April 28, 2014joe annis
I just passed my Bus (D) test first time. A massive thanks to Phillip for his professional and relaxed instruction. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone learning to drive.
January 26, 2015Galway
Passed my artic lorry test today so happy! Want to say a huge thanks to Philip for all his patience and confidence boosters especially today! Really appreciate it! Happy trucking... Highly recommend them to anybody!
April 28, 2014Ciara Fallon
Thank you very much Philip and all at Advance Drive for helping me pass my category C Rigid Truck test today. In six lessons Philip honed my skills to perfection with careful, patient instruction and total professionalism. Passed with flying colours the tester said! I recommend Advanced Drive in Galway to any prospective learner driver. Thank you again Philip.
March 12, 2015Clifden, Co Galway
(22/04/14) Would definitely recommend advance drive for lessons. Passed my car test first time. Thanks to Dessie I was well informed and knew what to practice each week. Alan.
April 30, 2014Alan connolly
Advanced Drive were fantastic,I passed my driving test first time thanks to Mike. Great friendly service, great tips and value for money what more could you ask for!
April 28, 2014Claire O'Toole
I passed my rigid truck (C) license at the first attempt yesterday, delighted! I did most of my lessons with Dezzie and one lesson with Mike. There were a few bumps along the road - took me a year from start to finish because my work interfered with booking and scheduling lessons - but Advance Drive as a company left me with the feeling that they care about each and every one of their students. They gave individual attention to me, and I am sure every student who chooses to train with them. Each person gets the education, practice, information and personal attention that they as an individual need. Now I feel like a competent and confident driver. I recommend this school. I want to thank particularly Dezzie for doing most of my lessons, your training style made everything feel very natural and easy and clear and I wish to thank everyone else who had a hand in my success: Mike, Phillip, and Aoife for all your help as a team to get me through at first attempt.
November 10, 2017Galway
I would highly recommend Advance Drive. I passed my Jeep and trailer test first time thanks to great lessons from Philip. Will be back for truck and bus lessons!
April 30, 2014David Irwim
Just wanted to thank both Philip & Micheal for the highly professional, freindly service they provide. I passed my C with no problems, will defiantly be back for D & E in the near future. Couldn't recommend them highly enough, thanks again lads.
April 28, 2014 Neil Gavin
I would highly recommend advanced drive to anybody that wants lessons that will get you through the test first time! they are very helpful and highly trained. I would like to say a big thanks to Dezzie Barry who taught me the necessary skills to pass my test first time.
April 30, 2014Ruadhán O Carroll
Passed my truck test first time after 6 lessons with Phil. Brillant tutor and very friendly. Two hour lesson really make a difference, would highly recommend them. Cheers Phil!!
April 28, 2014Ger Dolan
Would highly recommend Advance Drive,Phillip has so much patience its unbelievable,passed both my C and D tests first time very easy,the name ADVANCE speaks for itself your fully advanced when your finished with phillip in both driving and CPC tests.I now also have a great knowledge of dangers of other drivers and different things you come across on a day to day basis on the road especially on the busy streets of galway.cheers phillip.........L Warde
April 28, 2014Lorcan Warde
Excellent tuition by Philip in Galway. Very professional and had me prepared for trailer towing test in a few lessons. will highly recommend to anyone needing tuition
April 28, 2014Lonan o farrell,
I would highly recommend advance drive. I done the rigid, artic, and the bus with the lads and flew thru all the tests with there help. Between the good gear that they have and the great instructors it's no wonder they have a high pass rate!
April 28, 2014Tom
I passed my D licence with philp from advance drive ..... absolutley fantasic drivin instructor....very switched on fella,many many thanks philp....
April 30, 2014james collins
Passed my BE(jeep&trailer) test today I highly recommend Dessie he really knows his stuff and I can guarantee you will pass the test after a few lessons with him .
April 30, 2014Padraig Linnane
Found Advance very helpful, Took lessons for my EB test using their Jeep & trailer. Passed 1st time. Philip is a very patient tutor & I would highly recommend him!!
April 28, 2014Rachel
highly recommended rigid truck pass at 1st time just after 10 hours its great score . thanks again
April 28, 2014greg
The best way to describe these guys is top class in there profession! With Philip as my instructor, I had never even been in a truck until my first lesson, and after few lessons with him I passed my test first time! I would highly recommend anyone looking to get there licence for whatever vehicle to get in touch with these guys
February 2, 2015Galway
I would highly recommend advance to anyone thinking of getting driving lessons as I passed my rigid truck and bus test both on first attempt.
A special thanks to dezzie my instructor whom had great patience for me and made me feel at ease.
September 17, 2016
I would recommend advance learning to anyone, I would especially be recommending Dezzie as an instructer as i passed first time with only getting three lessons. He was a fantastic instructor with a very calm and relaxed way of teaching. He made it easy to remember things and i flew threw my test.
April 30, 2014Aishling Donnelly
I Would highly Recommend Advanced Drive. I Recently passed my 'C' test and found the tuition from Philip very helpful. I found them very accommodating regarding lesson times and good value for money.
April 30, 2014Daniel Payne
passed test first time great service from phillip and mike really good ps a glass of champagne after passing test would be nice.
April 30, 2014eddie brennan
Thanks to Philip and Vincent for helping me pass the bus driving test. Top class lads and to ailbhe as well. A brillant driving school. Mile buiochas
September 17, 2016
I would highly recommend Advance Drive.Passed category C and D and CPC. Thanks for the team of Advence Drive. I am not a native english speaker this was not problem they were very helpful and patient with me. They are first class !! Thanks
April 30, 2014Zsolt Szabo
Hi all, I would like to thank Philip and all the crew at advance drive for helping me along the way to passing my D licence (bus) I found them very helpful and had an answer for any question you could throw at them. Would highly recommend them... Regards Brendan
April 28, 2014Brendan Burke