More and more Licensing Boards are mandating or considering mandating a minimum requirement for all their private hire and hackney license holders. This qualification meets that need.

GET AHEAD OF THE GAME! Get your qualification now and beat the crowds...... 

Specifically designed for people who are looking to start a new career in Taxi driving or are experienced drivers who wish to update their current skills. The course is delivered by an experienced taxi driver and will give you a comprehensive insight into the role, demands and expectations of this area of work.  Achievement of this qualification will mean that you can broaden your appeal to other Licensing Boards who will see this as confirmation that you have met the industry standards.

This qualification is recognised by BCP - Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council's Licensing Office and meets their mandatory requirements for licensing.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On completion of this course you will have a better understanding of the Taxi trade and will be positioned to progress further into potential job opportunities.

This qualification is recognised by Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council's Licensing Office and meets their mandatory requirements for licensing.

 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need a good understanding of the English language, enthusiasm, attitude and commitment to pursue a career in taxi driving.

We will ask you to come in for an informal chat prior to starting the course to make sure that it is right for you. You will also be asked to provide photographic proof of identity, e.g. passport or photo card driving licence.

International entry requirements 

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS (Academic) 5.5 or equivalent that is approved by the Home Office which is available at www.gov.uk

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
SDL2PZ0036 07/09/2022 N/A £0.00 £160.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

This course is partly/co funded. The course fees are £150.00 and are payable on enrolment.

Learners maybe eligible for additional funding to cover the cost of the course fees, if they are in receipt of benefits or unemployed (subject to proof/checking of documentation).

Enrolments for this Taxi course is happening on a monthly basis, please call Vickie Reynolds on direct line 01202 205739 or email on reynoldsv@bpc.ac.uk to confirm dates and reserve your space.

Associated Costs 

This course is partly/co funded. The course fees are £150.00 and are payable on enrolment.

Learners maybe eligible for additional funding to cover the cost of the course fees, if they are in receipt of benefits or unemployed (subject to proof/checking of documentation).

Course content

Course Content 

On this course you will cover the following topics:

  • Health and safety in the taxi and private hire work environment
  • Road safety when driving passengers in a taxi and private hire vehicle
  • Professional customer service in the taxi and private hire industry
  • Taxi and private hire vehicle maintenance and safety inspections
  • The regulatory framework of the taxi and private hire industry
  • Taxi and private hire services for passengers who require assistance
  • Routes and fares in the taxi and private hire vehicle industries
  • Transporting of parcels, luggage and other items in the taxi and private hire industries
  • Transporting of children and young persons by taxi or private hire vehicle

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

Please call Vickie Reynolds on direct line 01202 205739 or email on reynoldsv@bpc.ac.uk to confirm dates and reserve your space.

Duration 

40 Hours

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Certificate

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Business, Digital, Leadership & ESOL - Commercial Delivery

More about the course 

Each course will last for a duration for a week.

The days of attendance to Lansdowne Campus will be Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

This qualification is recognised by Bournemouth, Christchchurch Poole Licensing Office and meets their mandatory requirements for licensing.

Enrolments for this Taxi course is happening on a monthly basis, please call Vickie Reynolds on direct line 01202 205739 or email on reynoldsv@bpc.ac.uk to confirm dates and reserve your space.

All enrolment sessions are the Monday before the course will start 10am - 12pm at the Lansdowne campus!

Dates for 20/21

1st Febuary - 5th March 2021 

8th March - 12th March 2021

3rd May - 7th May 2021

31st May - 4th June 2021

28th July - 16th July 2021

Duration 

40 Hours

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Certificate

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds