This qualification is designed to allow taxi and private hire drivers to demonstrate their competencies. The units cover areas such as health and safety, customer service, transporting children, young people and individuals who require assistance, and processing fares. This qualification has been developed to provide taxi and private hire drivers with the skills required to be competent and confident when transporting passengers. It builds on the knowledge gained from the Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver
In order to register for this qualification, learners must have a local council-issued taxi or private hire vehicle (PHV) licence. The licence will specify the locations/areas in which the learner is allowed to operate a taxi/private hire vehicle. Before learners can apply for a taxi/PHV licence, they must:
- Be able to work legally in the UK; and
- Have held a full Great Britain or Northern Ireland driver’s licence – or a full EU driving licence together with a UK paper counterpart – for at least 12 months.
Each local council in the United Kingdom may have their own requirements regarding the issuing of taxi and PHV licences, and learners are advised to contact their local council to confirm these requirements.