Attend our Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor course in classroom or virtually
Attend our Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor course in classroom or virtually

5 Day DGSA course

Our Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor course is available in the classroom or virtually

Top-tier training, delivered in classroom or online

This course option is exactly the same as the ‘complete package’ except that you have either already booked the exams with SQA, or wish to do so.

For this option, you will also need to bring your own ADR manuals.

DGSA Exam Pass

Better support; better results.

1:1 coaching sessions are included in the cost of every course.

Post-course, a tutor will spend time with each learner to address their areas for improvement and develop an individual revision plan.

So confident are we that our approach provides the best chance of success, we are the only provider to offer a satisfaction guarantee – should any of our students not pass all of the exams, we will provide a free 1:1 coaching session for their resit (reasonable conditions apply – see FAQ for more detail).

DGSA's pass faster with our 1:1 coaching sessions, included in the cost of every course

Upcoming Courses

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

Course date Course Location Places remaining Exam date
25/08/2022 – 02/09/2022 Online 7 15/09/2022 Book Now
05/09/2022 – 09/09/2022 Coventry 8 15/09/2022 Book Now
31/10/2022 – 04/11/2022 Online 8 24/11/2022 Book Now
07/11/2022 – 11/11/2022 Coventry 12 24/11/2022 Book Now
14/11/2022 – 18/11/2022 Online 5 24/11/2022 Book Now
06/02/2023 – 10/02/2023 Online 10 02/03/2023 Book Now
13/02/2023 – 17/02/2023 Coventry 12 02/03/2023 Book Now
20/02/2023 – 24/02/2023 Online 10 02/03/2023 Book Now
22/05/2023 – 26/05/2023 Online 10 15/06/2023 Book Now
05/06/2023 – 09/06/2023 Coventry 12 15/06/2023 Book Now

Classroom vs Virtual

Which is best for me?

  • Classroom


    • 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

  • Virtual


    • Removes any geographical limitations

    • Learners can work from the comfort of their own home

    • More cost effective (saving on travel and accommodation)

    • Learners who may be more reticent in the classroom can be more involved by asking the tutor questions over the chat function.

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…

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Keith Gray, DGSA Academy Course Tutor

What happens after I book the course?

Leaners on all course types receive the same structured support, enabling the best chance of exam success.

  • Booking confirmation

    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.

  • Getting to know you

    Prior to the course, we’ll email you to find a little bit about you, the type of job you do and the organisation you work for. We’ll also send you a short quiz to establish what you already know about dangerous goods.

  • ADR Manuals

    The main text for the course will be sent to you approximately two weeks before the start 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 Course

    Whether you have selected the classroom or virtual classroom option, both take 5 days. 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

    As soon as the course finishes, we will send you a link to a mock exam. It is the result of this which we use as the basis for your 1:1 coaching session with your tutor. We will also send you 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.  

  • The Exams

    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.