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Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (Level 2)

Course Information

This qualification will aim to give you an introduction to the role of the professional taxi and private hire driver and on completion of the course enable you to apply for your taxi licence.

This qualification will help and boost learner's career prospects by giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding that employers look for.

Units offered include road safety when driving passengers in a taxi or private hire vehicle, and professional customer service and routes and fares in the taxi and private hire industry.

The tables below give some guidance on which units are assessed as part of each test, the amount of questions and the duration of the tests. The number of questions in a test is related to the units being assessed, the level and credit rating. Pearson BTEC Level 2 in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (QCF)

Test Number Unit Names Number of Question Duration of Test
1 Unit 1: Health and safety in the taxi and private hire work environment 24 35
2 Unit 2: Road safety when driving passengers in a taxi or private hire vehicle 30 45
3 Unit 3: Professional customer service in the taxi and private hire Industry 20 35
4 Unit 5: The regulatory framework of the taxi and private hire industry 60 75
5 Unit 6: Taxi and private hire services for passengers who require Assistance (Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4 only) 30 45
6 Unit 7: Routes and fares in the taxi and private hire vehicle industries 20 35
7 Unit 8: Transporting of parcels, luggage and other items in the taxi and private hire industries 20 35
8 Unit 4: Taxi and private hire vehicle maintenance and safety inspections 25 35
9 Unit 9: Transporting of children and young persons by taxi or private hire vehicle 25 35
Who is it for?

This course is for you if you are looking to a career in taxi driving or are an existing taxi driver.

Outcome

You will achieve a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver.

On achieving the qualification you will automatically be registered by EDEXCEL on to the National Register of Taxi and Private Hire Drivers developed by People First, the UK skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.

Entry Requirements

To enter this programme you will need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area and have a commitment to the sector as a whole. No formal qualifications are necessary but a minimum entry 3 level of literacy is required

How will I be assessed?

Each unit of the qualification has an on-line test which is governed by the awarding body. There are nine units and the tests are scheduled in agreement with the learners and the tutor. Learners are provided with all the necessary support to suit individual requirements.

You are allowed three free re-sit for each unit failed. After that should you need to re-sit an exam there will be a charge of £25 per session.

Please note that for each exam that is taken photographic identification of yourself is required and this can either be your passport or your full driving licence (paper and card).

Follow up courses/Progression

NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire)

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this course you can apply to be a taxi licence badge holder with East Cheshire Council and other council licencing offices.

Additional Information

You can purchase a study support pack which consists of 3 books that cover all 9 units and a DVD with practical multiple choice test questions. This pack costs £40.00 from the College's reception and although this is optional it is strongly recommended.

You are allowed three free re-sit for each unit failed. After that should you need to re-sit an exam there will be a charge of £25 per session. Please note that the knowledge test is not part of this qualification.

On achieving the qualification you will automatically be registered by EDEXCEL on to the National Register of Taxi and Private Hire Drivers developed by People First, the UK skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.

ESOL Entry level 2
(Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing)

For Taxi Drivers for Old Trafford Council

ESOL Entry Level 2 (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) is suitable qualification for Taxi Driver license application in Old Trafford Council Manchester. All new and old drivers should have minimum this qualification. If you need this qualification for Taxi Driving application in Old Traffrod Council, please book this course today. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Mandatory units
  1. Speaking
  2. Listening
  3. Reading
  4. Writing
Note:

You can sit for exam only if you have higher level of foreign qualification already and not required any classes.

Contact us if you require any further information.

ESOL Entry level 3 (B1) (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing)

For Taxi Drivers for Calderdale Council Halifax

ESOL Entry Level 3 (B1) (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) is suitable qualification for Taxi Driver license application in Calderdale Council Halifax. All new and old drivers should have minimum this qualification. If you need this qualification for Taxi Driving application in Calderdale Council, please book this course with us today. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Mandatory units
  1. Speaking
  2. Listening
  3. Reading
  4. Writing
Note:

You can sit for exam only if you have higher level of foreign qualification already and not required any classes.

Contact us if you require any further information.

BTEC Level 2 Taxi Course (VRQ)

For Cheshire East Council

We offer BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver course. This qualification is suitable for Taxi Driver License application in the Cheshire East Council.

This is 4 days and 9 unit's course and exam is based on multiple choice question and answer.

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Contact us if you require any further information.

BTEC Level 2 Taxi Course (VRQ)

For Sefton Council Liverpool

We offer BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver course. This qualification is suitable for Taxi Driver License application in the Sefton Council.

This is 4 days and 9 unit's course and exam is based on multiple choice question and answer.

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Contact us if you require any further information.

BTEC Level 2 Taxi Course (VRQ)

For Knowsley Council Liverpool

We offer BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver course. This qualification is suitable for Taxi Driver License application in the Knowsley Council.

This is 4 days and 9 unit's course and exam is based on multiple choice question and answer.

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Contact us if you require any further information.

BTEC Level 2 Taxi Course (VRQ)

For Wirral Council

We offer BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver course. This qualification is suitable for Taxi Driver License application in the Wirral Council.

This is 4 days and 9 unit's course and exam is based on multiple choice question and answer.

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Contact us if you require any further information.

BTEC Level 2 Taxi Course (VRQ)

For St Helens Council

We offer BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver course. This qualification is suitable for Taxi Driver License application in the St Helens Council.

This is 4 days and 9 unit's course and exam is based on multiple choice question and answer.

Click here for full detail of this course

Contact us if you require any further information.