Which ADP Course?
There are a few different course types on offer around Airside Driving. Here's what they all mean:
ADP Initial - This course is for those who do not already hold a VALID ADP or for those who have never driven airside. Validly times vary between airports. LGW is 3 yrs, LHR is 5 yrs.
ADP Refresher - This course is for those that wish to renew an expiring ADP. Please note, the current ADP must still be valid on the date of the refresher course. Validity times vary between airports. LGW is 3 yrs, LHR is 5 yrs.
ADP Familiarisation - This course is for those that already hold a VALID ADP, but wish to drive at an airport other than the one they qualified at. This course must be repeated at each airport you wish to operate at (in addition to the full ADP course at your home airport), as it points out the topographical, operational, signage and safety differences at each airport. A familiarisation card must be carried when operating away from your home airport, which details the validity of the qualification. Validity times vary between airports. LGW is 3 yrs, LHR is 5 yrs.
Manoeuvring Area Course - This is a highly specialised course that allows the successful candidate to drive on the manoeuvring area of the airport at which the test is performed. You should only book this course type if you have been specifically told to do so and have a need to utilise this area of the airport roads system. This course can also go on to include a runway rating, but understandably, this is restricted to very few people. Validity times vary between airports.
ADP Instructor Course - This is a specialised course for those qualified and wishing to become a qualified ADP driving instructor. Because of the high requirements desired for this test, it is best to contact the Airport Operator directly for more information about becoming a qualified ADP instructor as qualification levels vary between airports.
Terminal Electric Vehicle Course - For those candidates who wish to operate an electric vehicle within the terminal.