Petroleum Driver Passport

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.