Good News! No need Topographical test and English Test. Just need to do BTEC Level 2: Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver Course.

  • BTEC Level 2 Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver Course provides the basic knowledge needed to start a career as a Taxi/Private Hire Driver in the UK. Transport for London (TfL) license and regulate all of London’s taxi and private hire drivers, vehicles and operators. This course is designed to contribute towards the knowledge and understanding for obtaining the licence for Taxi Driver in the London city and other cities in the UK.

  • This course is ideal for any driver new to the industry or for existing drivers wishing to renew their licence through industry recognised qualification. The course also meets the mandatory requirements for local councils and Taxi/Private hire licensing offices. The course also meets the English Language and topographical requirements of Transport for London (PCO).

Course Content

On this course you will cover:

  • Routes and Fares
  • Professional customer service
  • The Regulatory Framework of the industry
  • Transporting of children, young persons
  • Transporting Parcels, luggage and other items
  • Passengers who require assistance
  • Maintenance and safety inspections
  • Road Safety
  • Health & Safety

How is the course assessed?

Learners will be required to take and pass 9 online tests to successfully achieve the full level 2 Certificate. We provide all the learning materials, workbooks and laptops to take the online tests.

What does the course cost?

Please call us to discuss our latest prices and offers!

Why choose us!

  • TfL Approved Test
  • Approved Training Provider
  • Convenient and Flexible
  • Fast Result and Certification
  • Experienced Trainers
  • Full Tutor Support throughout the course
  • Competitive course fees
  • Help with your application from start to finish

We also offer:

  • Medical & DBS completed on your behalf
  • Medical and Eye Test with a GP
  • All application forms completed on site
  • Fast Track submission to TFL

What is the PCO Licence?

  • PCO stands for the Public Carriage Office. The  Department of Transport for London (TfL), which is awards a Licence to those who wish to work as mini cab drivers in London.  The PCO Licence, also known as Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence, is essential to work as a mini cab driver or a Chauffeur. No operator will hire you without one.
  • Minicab drivers and Chauffeur drivers are both licensed in the same way and make the same application, the PCO Licence.”.
  • With the PCO Licence, you are able to work for private operators as a driver, this includes as a driver for Uber.

Validity

The PCO licence is valid for 3 years

Requirements to get a PCO Licence?

  • You need to be over 21 years old, have held a full clean and valid driving UK driving licence for 3 years
  • ·You must have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have a valid Criminal Record Check (DBS) check
  • Medical fitness certificates from your  GP or other health professionals who have complete access to your records

What qualifications do I need to apply?

  • Topographical Skills Test or
  •  Level 2 BTEC Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver Course

Why do I ned a PCO Licence?

It is a legal requirement to hold a valid PCO license, to work as a licensed private hire operator as a driver or chauffer.

Documents required from you: 

You will be required to bring Identification documents such as passport, driving licence, government issues photo ID’s and proof of address (utility bill or bank statement) etc.