Classroom DGSA Course
Classroom based 5 day Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser course
Our classroom course is held in Coventry every quarter. It’s an immersive experience away workplace distractions.
Our approach is simple: better support; better results.
- You’ll receive an online pre-course entitled An Introduction to your DGSA Course.
- Join a small group in a setting conducive to adult learning, where lunch and all refreshments are provided
- Additional resources are available online in your learner account area
- 1:1 coaching is included in the cost of all DGSA courses. Post-course, your tutor will spend time with you, developing your individual revision plan.
Your exams and ADR manuals included
Booking the course and Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) exams can feel like a duplication of effort. Once you’ve provided your details we will book your DGSA examination with SQA, on your behalf.
You will receive all of your learning materials including the ADR manuals on the first day of the course. We will send you further information about what you should (and shouldn’t) do in our pre-course guidance.LEARN MORE BOOK MY COURSE & EXAMS
Adult learners often bring a lot of experience to the course. We look to utilise this experience, using relevant examples from group members about how it works in the ‘real-world’.
You’ll be involved in group discussions and complete exercises that will really help you understand the role and responsibilities of a DGSA from different viewpoints.BOOK MY COURSE
Classroom Vs Online
Which is best for me?
Removes home/work-based distractions
Learners can interact with the tutor and other learners
Creates a sense of community with other learners
Removes technology, which for some, can be a barrier to learning
Learn from anywhere
Work from the comfort of your own home
Save on travel and accommodation
2 options of course date to suit your learning style
Below are our currently available course dates. We have options to attend online via our virtual classroom or in-person at our course in Coventry
Meet your course tutor
Hi, my name is Keith Gray. I founded this site to demystify some of the complexity related to Dangerous Goods transport and help learners prepare for the exam(s). It doesn’t matter if you’re starting out on your career in dangerous goods, or if you have a lifetime of experience. Our aim is to ensure you have an interesting and engaging experience…Read More Keith on LinkedIn DGSA Academy on LinkedIn
What happens after I book the course?
Leaners on all course types receive the same structured support, enabling the best chance of exam success.
Course bookers receive a booking confirmation with a VAT invoice. Any registered learners also receive a welcome email, introducing the course tutor and explaining the next steps.
Prior to the course, we’ll provide access to our online Introduction To Our DGSA Course and a short quiz to establish what you already know about dangerous goods.
The main text for the course will be provided on the first day of the course. ADR consists of two big volumes. We urge our candidates not to be intimidated by these books – they are not designed to be read front to back – they are reference manuals.
The classroom course takes 5 days and we finish after lunch on day 5 to allow people to travel home. It is an intensive course, so it is important that you attend each day and turn up on time. Other than that, it is on us to make sure you understand the content and you’re confident going into the exam.
DGSA Academy exists with the sole purpose of training, preparing and supporting you through your DGSA exams, and beyond.
Post Course Revision
We will also send you a link to additional revision materials which you can use as you see fit – gaps in a learner’s knowledge are as individual as learners themselves, so we help you prepare accordingly.
You are required to pass three exams to qualify as a DGSA by Road: Core, All Classes, Road. The exams you sit are ‘open-book’. You use the ADR manuals (and other texts) to answer the questions presented. This means you are not required to remember what’s in the ADR; it’s more a test of how to find the correct information.
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