Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP)


Here at Corridans we are now able to offer the PDP course to tanker drivers at our training centre. The course is a half day course for the practical assessment and half a day course for the classroom based assessment


Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) information

The passport is renewed on a five year cycle, but has an annual refresher requirement

The PDP scheme applies to drivers who load, offload and transport the following products

UN1202 - Gas oil or diesel fuel or heating oil, light

UN1203 - Gasoline or petrol motor spirit

UN1223 - Kerosene

UN1863 - Fuel, aviation and turbine engines

The PDP is an industry initiative, backed by the government to ensure all tanker drivers in the UK are trained and assessed to a consistent high standard.  The PDP scheme sets a benchmark in competency against which all road tanker drivers who are loading, transporting and offloading petroleum fuel products in road tankers in the UK are measured.  Competency is assessed both practically and in the classroom.

For terminal operators this provides a level of confidence that tanker drivers holding a valid PDP who enter the terminal boundary to load products, have achieved and demonstrated a minimum level of competency.


Interim PDP

For the interim PDP, you will be given classroom training covering key content from the Industry Training Standard. You will then take a written (multiple choice) assessment, set by SQA. There is also a practical assessment in the industry sub-sector most relevant to your workload.


Full PDP

To achieve the full PDP, you will undertake PDP training and a full written (multiple choice) assessment, set by SQA. You will take this alongside your five-yearly ADR renewal training and assessment. You will also take a practical assessment.


Refresher training

After 2014, you will have to take annual classroom refresher and an annual practical assessment for your PDP to remain valid. Your record of annual training and assessment will be held on SQA’s secure system.

Corridans are able to offer all of these qualifications and qualification routes.



Forthcoming Course Dates    

 To book on any of these courses please complete the booking form below and e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or print and post it.

Payment can then be made via card or online banking.


Operators CPC

4th September 2017- 2 week intensive course with exam on the 15th September

20th November 2017 - 3 days for 3 weeks with exam on the 8th December


Driver CPC

3rd July 2017 - 5th July 2017 -  Dangerous Goods

7th August 2017 - 9th August 2017 - Dangerous Goods

2nd October 2017 - 4th October 2017 - Dangerous Goods

6th November 2017 - 8th November 2017 - Dangerous Goods


15th July 2017 - Driver CPC

19th August 2017 - Driver CPC

16th September 2017 - Driver CPC

14th October 2017- Driver CPC

18th November 2017 - Driver CPC

16th December 2017 - Driver CPC

See also our Emergency First Aid and ADR course dates for further Driver CPC options


ADR - Dangerous Goods (also counts for 3 days towards a driver CPC)

 3rd July 2017 - 3.5 Days for packages or 5 days for tankers

15th July 2017 -  3.5 Day WEEKEND course for packages

7th August 2017 - 3.5 Days for packages or 5 days for tankers

2nd October 2017 - 3.5 Days for packages or 5 days for tankers

6th November 2017 - 3.5 Days for packages or 5 days for tankers


Emergency First Aid At Work (also counts for 1 day towards a driver CPC)

14th August 2017


First Aid At Work full certificate

14th - 16th August 2017 - 3 days


DGSA - Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor

21t August 2017 - 1 week course with exam on the 15th September 2017

13th November 2017- 1 week course with exam on the 23rd November 2017


NPORS Plant Operator Courses

Construction plant equipment - Excavators, Dumpers, Rollers, Skidsteer, Loading shovels and much more - please see out plant training page. 

Forklifts - All types

Access Equipment - Boom and Sissor Lifts, Harness Training and working at height. 

Banksman, Slinger & Signaller Courses.

These are run to customer date requirements at our site or on our customers site.  Please contact us to arrange suitable date for your training course or assessment day.


All of the above dates are run at our training centre:

42 Midland Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1DQ

If you would like a course at your premises please contact us to arrange this for you.

ADR Booking Form       DGSA Booking Form         Driver CPC Booking Form         General Course Booking Form

Welcome to Corridans Ltd

Corridans are a premier training company specialising in the Transport and Construction Industries.  We cover all of the UK as well as our local areas of: Scunthorpe, Immingham, Louth, Gainsborough, Brigg, Grimsby and Goole. providing consistently high quality training.

Corridans offers many training including:

Logistics Sector 

International Certificate of Professional competency (CPC) 
Driver CPC
Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) 
ADR Dangerous Goods Driver Training 
Petroleum Driver Passport 
International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) courses
Hazardous Materials General Awareness
Tachograph and Drivers Hours. 

Construction Industry 

All types of plant equipment operations from:

Excavators                           Dump trucks
Rollers                                 Dumpers
Telehandlers                        Material handlers 
Plant loader securers           Working at Height
MEWP - Sizzor & Boom    Harness training.

All Industries

Corridans also offers general courses suitable to all industries, for example:

Manual Handling                   Fire extinguisher training

First aid at work - Both one day and full 3 day course.

Corridans is a client focused company and our training provision is designed to meet client’s needs with courses running on both weekdays and weekends. 
For further details please select your area of interest from the menu on the left.


Corridans is also able to provide consultancy services for both:

Dangerous Goods transport for all modes of transport - Road, Rail, Sea and Air. 

Operators O'Licence Audits 

Air transport solution - advice on package your dangerous goods and preparing all the necessary documentation for shipment. 

The service is completely flexible so you can pick what suits your company best.


Changes to NPORS Construction Plant Operator cards

NPORS are now able to offer NPORS/CSCS Red Trained Operator Card and Blue Competent Operator Cards as well as the traditional NPORS operators card.

Upon passing an NPORS test, should you request for an NPORS/CSCS card you will be issued one of the following:

  • If you don't have an NVQ relevant to that item of plant, you will be issued an NPORS/CSCS Red Trained Operator Card that lasts two years. This is not renewable, so you will be required to achieve a plant NVQ within that time span to proceed further.
  • If you already have an NVQ relevant to that item of plant, you will be issued an NPORS/CSCS Blue Competent Operator Card that lasts five years and is renewable.

Please note that prior the test, you will also need to have passed the Health, Safety and Environmental Touch Screen Test within the past two years.

If you do not require the CSCS logo on your NPORS card, the option to apply for an NPORS Traditional card will still remain.

Training courses can be delivered at our centre in Scunthorpe or in house.

We offer on site assessments and all full training courses.

ALL courses delivered by ex-perienced and qualified instructors with an emphasis on small and personal learning and teaching.

npors course list

For more information or to book a course please contact Corridans, details are on the contact Corridans page or use the web form to e-mail Corridans directly.