This comprehensive half a day refresher course is suitable for all members of the taxi and private hire industry who are responsible in supporting a wheelchair user with transportation and safe transfer to their destination.  

As well as covering essential safe handling techniques for operating wheelchairs, assisting wheelchair users with transfers and preserving dignity; this course also aims to give the learners an insight into what can be done to improve the experience of wheelchair users. During the duration of the course there will be a practical hands on session to allow learners to practice how to assist passengers into and out of a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. 

This half a day course also covers the working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010, anti discrimination legislation, relevant codes of best practice and identifying when passengers may need assistance. The carriage of assistance dogs is also covered in detail. 

After your attendance to the course you will receive a Bournemouth and Poole College Attendance Certificate and written confirmation will be communicated with your Licensing Council.   

Available Dates at Present:

30th June at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

21st July at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

25th August at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

8th September at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On completion of this course you will have a better understanding of how to Safely Assist Wheelchair Users and Assist Passengers.  

This course is recognised by Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council's Licensing Office. 

 

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 be committed to safely assisting wheelchair users and assist passengers.  

You will also be asked to provide photographic proof of identity, e.g. passport or photo card driving licence.

Course costs

Costs 

The course fees are £89.00 and are payable on enrolment.

Course Code - TAN0PZ0088

Enrolments for this course are 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.

Course content

Course Content 

This comprehensive half a day refresher course is suitable for all members of the taxi and private hire industry who are responsible in supporting a wheelchair user with transportation and safe transfer to their destination.  

As well as covering essential safe handling techniques for operating wheelchairs, assisting wheelchair users with transfers and preserving dignity; this course also aims to give the learners an insight into what can be done to improve the experience of wheelchair users. During the duration of the course there will be a practical hands on session to allow learners to practice how to assist passengers into and out of a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. 

This half a day course also covers the working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010, anti discrimination legislation, relevant codes of best practice and identifying when passengers may need assistance. The carriage of assistance dogs is also covered in detail. 

After your attendance to the course you will receive a Bournemouth and Poole College Attendance Certificate and written confirmation will be communicated with your Licensing Council.   

Available Dates at Present:

30th June at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

21st July at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

25th August at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

8th September at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

 

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 

3 Hours

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

College Certificate

Awarding Body 

None

More about the course 

Attendance at Lansdowne Campus.

Enrolments for this Half a Day Refresher Course - Assisting Wheelchair Passengers for Taxi Drivers 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.

Available Dates at Present:

30th June at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

21st July at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

25th August at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

8th September at 09.00 am at the Lansdowne Campus

Duration 

3 Hours

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

College Certificate

Awarding Body 

None