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

Adult Skills & Training

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Part Time - Please contact us for next available date


Course introduction

This programme is designed to develop, support and enhance the knowledge of prospective or existing taxi and private hire drivers.

The course is delivered by tutors with over 30 years experience of taxi driving and achieving this qualification will meet the minimum standard that many licensing organisations require.

NOTE: Courses are delivered out of our Southampton Centre and run every two months. Please enquire about the next available start date.

Course structure

This course comprises the following nine modules:

  • Health and safety in the taxi and private hire work environment & road safety when driving passengers in a taxi and private hire vehicle
  • Professional customer service & routes and fares in the taxi and private hire vehicle industries
  • Taxi and private hire vehicle maintenance and safety inspections
  • The regulatory framework of the taxi and private hire industry
  • Transporting of parcels, luggage and other items in the taxi and private hire industries
  • Taxi and private hire services for passengers who require assistance & transporting of children and young persons by taxi or private hire vehicle

Minimum entry requirements

You will need a good understanding of the English language.

How will I be assessed?

The course will be delivered over 2 days at our centre in Southampton. A multiple choice exam will be scheduled approximately 2 weeks later.

The wheelchair element is tested by practical assessment.

Other course locations may be available on request.

Information & support

You will be required to attend an induction session approximately 1 week before the course start date.

Course fees & Duration

2 day course (9:00am - 5pm)


Your level 2 course could be fully funded if you are:

  • Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
  • In receipt of a low wage (under £17,374.50 per annum)
  • 19-23 and studying towards your first full level 2 qualification

Courses run regularly throughout the year. Please enquire for next available start date.


What can I do with this qualification?

Whether you are a prospective or existing taxi driver, this qualification will give you the knowledge and skills you need to progress within your career.

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