There are over 250,000 licensed taxi/PHV drivers in England and Wales, with the industry contributing over £3bn to the UK economy. The significance of fit for purpose qualifications for the profession is being highlighted.
The Sheffield College offers initial training and professional development for those working as a taxi or private vehicle hire driver or a Community Transport role.
Our courses prepare and equip applicants with the knowledge and understanding for a career as a taxi driver and ambassador, restoring customer faith in service levels and enhancing the personal skills of our students.
The quality of our delivery and service is evidenced in our achievement of the Gold Standard for this industry training.
There are 9 mandatory units to the qualification:
Adult literacy and numeracy certificates, working very well at Entry Level 3 or above. Or GCSE English & Maths at Grade A-D.
£295.00 Subject to funding there may be fee remission for individuals in receipt of certain benefits and that meet eligibility criteria.
Professional Development Courses - The following courses are delivered over a maximum of one day, providing important skills for professional development as the industry seeks to standardise the training and skills of it’s drivers.
CPD Professional Standards for the role of PCV Driver -
One day course, costing £70.00
Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults Programme -
Half day course, costing £40.00
Unit 6 – Taxi and private hire services for passengers who require assistance -