Taxi Driving

Start Date
Course Course
Catering & Hospitality
City Campus

About this Course

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.

Key Units

There are 9 mandatory units to the qualification:

  • Health & Safety in the taxi and private hire work environment
  • Road safety when driving passengers in a taxi or private hire vehicle
  • Professional customer service in the taxi and private hire industry
  • Taxi and private hire vehicle maintenance and safety inspections
  • The regulatory framework of the taxi and private hire industry
  • Taxi and private hire services for passengers who require assistance
  • Routes and fares in the taxi and private hire vehicle industries
  • Transporting of parcels, luggage and other items in the taxi and private hire industries
  • Transporting of children and young persons by taxi or private hire vehicle
This course is usually delivered over 5 days, with online assessments at the end of each day.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths, grade D or above
  • Adult literacy/numeracy qualifications (working well at Entry Level 3 or above)


  • Practical assessment
  • Online assessments (usually administered at the end of each day of the training course)

Where does this Lead

Professional Development Courses
Students who successfully complete this qualification may wish to undertake further training, such as preparing for the Sheffield Knowledge Test.

Sheffield Knowledge Test Preparation
  • 3 day course
  • £56 - including Sheffield map

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How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course please contact the Route to Employment Team:

T: 0114 260 2448

Extra Costs


Subject to funding there may be fee remission for individuals that meet eligibility criteria.

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