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BTEC Level 2 Introduction into the Role of a Taxi and Private Hire Driver (QCF)

Course Overview Taxi Driving

Course Overview: The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver is designed to develop, support and enhance the knowledge of prospective or existing drivers who wish to begin or develop a career in transporting passengers.

What you will gain: 

BTEC Level 2 Introduction to the role of a taxi and private hire driver.

Funded medical examination with your GP

Funded DBS check, enhanced.

Funded locality test, and driving assessment (if required).

Funded taxi badge registered with your local authority (one year)?

Taxi Regulations: New taxi regulations, aimed at raising the standards of the taxi trade operating within some Local Licensing Authorities, now mean that it is a mandatory requirement for all new and existing taxi and private hire drivers to complete a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private hire Driver to be eligible to apply or renew a taxi licence. In some council area, you will not be able to apply for a taxi badge without this qualification. More and more local councils are implementing this year on year. Get ahead of the game and enrol today!

Enrolment Day Information: If this course is of interest, you’ll need to reserve yourself a place by calling 0191 587 4570 or emailing You will then be required to attend an enrolment day which is held prior to the start of the course. During the enrolment session you will be given an overview of the course, contents and requirements. You’ll receive a study support workbook free of charge which you can take home for further reading. There will also be an initial assessment to complete to show your capability.

Overview Details

Please find details on BTEC Level 2 Introduction into the Role of a Taxi and Private Hire Driver (QCF). If you wish to know more about this course, please use the register your interest form on the page.

Qualification Information

Awarding Body Edexcel, Pearson
Course Code 600 004 91
Duration The course is held over 8 days from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location Various Locations. Please see Taxi Course Timetable.

Who The Course Is For

This course is for you if you are looking for a career in taxi driving or are an existing taxi driver wishing to upskill and renew your license.

What Will You Learn

Course Content

What is included in the qualification?

  • The taxi driving routeway includes:
  • A recognised BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the introduction into the role of the professional taxi and private hire driver
  • Revision material
  • Covers 9 units of BTEC with 9 online exams
  • Immediate exam results
  • Practical wheelchair training/assessment

What will you learn about?

Throughout this course, you will broaden your skill set and develop yourself within the taxi industry:

  • Health & Safety Laws
  • Road Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Wheelchair Assessment
  • Route & Fares
  • Transporting of Parcels & Luggage
  • Transporting of Children

What our learners have to say?
"Very informative, learnt all about various laws that I was not previously aware of and disability awareness and health & safety etc...”.

“The staff were friendly and helpful, and the course was very educational.“.

“I’ve learnt a lot about the taxi industry. The staff are very helpful and teach the correct way to complement the course“.

“Polite and informative! Learnt quite a lot about the taxi laws and all about the laws regarding disability“.

“Brilliant teachers, very educational, highly recommended!“.

Learning Methods

Classroom training and study support workbook.

Assessment Methods

The course will be assessed via an onscreen multiple choice test and an observational test.

Progression Opportunities

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

Entry Requirements


Be 21 or older for insurance reasons.

Be actively seeking work or unemployed. (JSA, ESA, U.C)

Have a full birth certificate, passport or photo I.D. as required for DBS purposes.

Have no more than 6 points on driving license (negotiable).

Must have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, or be from an EU registered country.

Course Cost

Full funding available. Please contact us for more information on 0191 5874570

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