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.
yes i am another one of the thousands who got first class tuition and passed my c class liscense first time thanks to philip .Would highly recomend him.
April 30, 2014david
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 passed my D licence with Philip from advance drive 1st time absolutely Brilliant service, drivin instructor....very switched on guy ,many many thanks to Philip. Rizwan
April 30, 2014Rizwan
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
April 28, 2014Marc Coyle
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
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 did my EB (trailer) test on monday the 26th and passed first go thanks to advanced drive.
April 28, 2014galway
Thanks to Philip I passed my bus ‘D’ licence test, first time. Philip is a great instructor with great patience, very clear in his advice and instructions. I would highly recommend him and Advance Drive. Thanks again.
April 28, 2014Eileen
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 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
All praise to phillip and advance drive for helping me through my driving test in athlone. ec licence ps.sweating buckets cheers
April 30, 2014cedric burke
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
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
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
(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
Thanks to advance drive, I passed my class d licence
Excellent tuition from Philip and good pointers all helped
April 27, 2015Galway
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
Definately recommend Advanced Drive, had a few lessons with Philip and passed first time round. Great instructor, made it easy!
April 28, 2014Darren Greaney
Just perfect, they look after you very well!! Lessons in galway with Phillip and C1 truck test with Owen in Sligo!! Excelent preperation and vey very good instructions. Lots of patience and passion. Thanks Lads.
April 30, 2014Ralph Wieschalla
Would highly recommend advance drive, Philip was great. passed C1 and D1 first time. Very Helpful & friendly.
April 28, 2014Nicola O'Malley
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 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
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
Ended up getting a clean sheet thanks to Garry's help and guidance. Would highly recommended Advance Drive and especially Garry for anyone hoping to do their driving test in the near future. Garry was a very patient and experienced driving instructor who put me at ease throughout the time I went to him for driving lessons.
February 9, 2017Salthill, Galway
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 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
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
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
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
Thanks to philip for his help in passing the c licence. And i think this is what your dad (mike)ment when he asked me to put a thingy up on the thingamagey.
April 30, 2014 austin connolly
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
great driving school, I highly recommend Advance drive. I passed my driving test cat C first time. Dezzie was my instructor very well trained and patient ..
Thank you guys.. looking forward to do my artic lessons..
February 9, 2015Galway
April 28, 2014Allison Barry
i found advance to be very knowledgable on what it takes to pass test first time as i successfully did, for someone who did not drive on a daily basis, which is a credit to advance as they kept on my toes right up until test day. i would gladly recommend advance drive to anyboy seeking any licence
April 30, 2014kenneth hynes
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
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 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
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
i would definetely recommand advance drive.passed my rigid test first go!!! keeep up the good work lads :)
April 30, 2014keith mannion
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 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
Massive thanks to the team at Advance Drive for their fantastic instruction and professional advice with helping me pass my Jeep & Trailer test first time. Philip was a fantastic instructor with great patience. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
April 7, 2015Galway
Hey just want to say I would highly recommend Advance Drive.I passed my car test for the first time on 15/11/2013. Dezzie was my instructor and he was brilliant, the main reason that I passed. I would like to give a huge thanks to everyone involved as I found Advance Drive to be very efficient and great to deal with. Thanks again.
April 30, 2014Maria Louise Lyne
I've passed my test 1st time today with the help of Philip's professionalism, patience and support. Once he spotted my mistakes, he was determined to teach me the proper way of driving. I was not confident driving at first but he soon put me to ease. I would highly recommend Philip, Advance Drive.
April 30, 2014Stephen Carr
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
Received some excellent tuition from Philip in preparation for my EB licence, which I passed first time.
April 28, 2014Michael M
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
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 just want to say thanks to Philip for the lorry lessons and most importantly for his calming nature on the morning of my test. I would never have passed first time without your help. Looking forward to round two for the horsebox!! Many Thanks Aine
April 30, 2014Aine
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
Sailed through my Artic Truck test thanks to Philip and his brilliant, assuring and dedicated teaching. These guys really know their stuff and tutor you very professionally AND calmly! (this is most important, especially when trying to reverse a 35FT trailer around a corner!) When it came to seeking a professional driving qualification and after doing my research and getting info from all the other 'instructors' I am really delighted to have gone with Advance Drive - they're my No.1
April 30, 2014Nicholas
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
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
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
Hi All, I just want to thank Dezzie and all the team at Advance Drive for helping me pass my Class B driving test last Monday in Westside Galway. Overall, I did 17 lessons with Dezzie in the Ford Fiesta and I found him to be extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable at all times, and I can definitely say that he has the patience of a saint. As such, I can't recommend Advance Drive enough and I know that I would not have passed my driving test first time round without Dezzie's expert help. Thanks a million Dezzie.
April 30, 2014Brendan Kelly
Highly recommend Philip.Passed the truck(C) test first time.Great for getting out of bad habits.
April 30, 2014John Mooney
thanks to philip passed D LICENCE on 8th oct ,five 2 hour lessons test and passed with flying colours thanks to advance
April 30, 2014steven whelan
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
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
Would highly recommend Advance Drive. From the professional instructors to the helpful hints and tips before the test. Passed my C1 in Galway first time on 21/10/13 and had never drove a large vehicle before. Thanks Desie and Advance drive. Looking forward do doing the D1 soon hopefully.
April 28, 2014Conor Carrig
I did my D licence with Advance Drive before Christmas. Dessie was my instructor and I found him to be very experienced, patient and professional. Dessie subtly gets the point across of the mistakes that you are making without making you feel bad about it. He recommended that I do 2 extra lessons, the benefit of which was very noticeable and I may not have passed first time without them. Many thanks to Dessie and all at Advance Drive.
January 13, 2016Galway
Many thanks to Garry at Advance Drive who prepared me for my driving test. I passed first time with Garry's help. He is really patient and puts you at ease. His calm and friendly nature takes the stress out of driving. Garry is very knowledgeable and has great tips for making you a safe and confident driver. I would highly recommend Advance Drive to anyone learning to drive. Many thanks to the office staff also who are very organised and make every effort to accommodate all appointments. Grainne
December 12, 2016
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
I passed my C1 and D1 in the same week. I would highly recommend Advance drive. Philip was very calm and professional. I felt like I had been driving for years and not 10hours!
April 30, 2014Sarah Davoren
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
Special thanks to Dezzie , who was my instructor for category D. I just passed my driving test for the first time with very positive result ! Dezzie is very patient instructor, very understandable and highly skilled professional. I would highly recommend Advance Drive school for someone who want to work with competent and professional people. Thank you very much once again !
December 17, 2015Galway
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
Thanks to advance drive espcially philip for all your help. passed my test first time.
April 30, 2014Noel Walsh
Past my jeep and trailer test at the first attempt. Dezzie was my instructor and was very knowledgeable and a great support. Also Ailbhe in the office was extremely pleasent, efficient and gave good detail of all lessons to take place. This is an excellent driving school with customer service and success a top priority. Thanks for all the help and support. Gearoid.
December 17, 2015Galway
passed my truck test today 14-10-13,first time after five 2hour lessons with phillip.highly recommend phillip for tuition , personality and ability.
April 30, 2014john c
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
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 am delighted that I passed my category D1 mini-bus test today (18/02/16). A big thank you to Dezzie for his excellent tutoring. He had me thoroughly prepared, fully ready and confident for my test after 8 hour lessons. Thanks again.
February 18, 2016Kevin Connolly
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
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
Passed first time. HGV and CPC. Thanks Philip!
April 28, 2014John Howard
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
Would highly recommend mike, passed my car test 1st time with his help and patience.
April 30, 2014Gemma Mc Grath
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
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
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
April 28, 2014Helen van den Hof
Passed my test 1st time Found them to be great to deal with And happy to recommend
April 30, 2014Garrett Fox
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 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
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
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
I recommend Advance Drive and instructor Lee who helped me pass my car driving test first time.
October 12, 2017Galway
I found Philip, my instructor, to be very professional and helpful. As a result I passed my D license bus test first time and managed to get a great job within a week. Highly recommended.
April 28, 2011john hanlon
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
I would highly recommend Advance Drive to anybody taking an EB licence test [for trailer]. Philip gave me great advice and tips. I would not have passed first time without your help, thanks.
April 30, 2014Denis Martyn
(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
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 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
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
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
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
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