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Taxi Driver Training
Taxi driver training will be needed by prospective taxi drivers, as driving standards are raised. With over 100 Local Authorities signed up to the Driving Standards Agency directive, all prospective taxi or private hire drivers who require a Local Authority Passenger Carriage licence will have to take a more stringent Taxi driving test. This test is similar to the practical driving test taken by learner drivers, except that there will be a higher standard required, where only 9 minor faults are acceptable for a pass. Since its introduction the average pass rate is 33%!
Driven Ltd are able to offer those in need of driver training for the taxi test a local and proffesional service that is tailored to the needs of the individual in order for them to meet the standards required to pass the current taxi test with ease. Courses are available for drivers with no previous experience through to drivers who just need to develop a few key skills.
All of our trainers are DIA Accredited Taxi Trainers aswell as Driving Standards Agency Fleet Registered Approved Driving Instructors of the highest grades. They are also very experienced in training drivers that have been driving for a while, so don't expect it to be like your driving test, as we know that you can drive and its the Taxi test your looking to pass. Your trainer will make an assessment of your current standard, highlighting areas in need of development and provide relevant training and advice in order to develop the areas in need of improvement to be able to pass your test first time.
We generally look to provide full and half day training courses but may have availability for hour training sessions in some areas of the UK. Please contact us for more info regarding your own area.
Other Qualifications Required by Taxi Drivers
There is no particular qualification currently required to become a taxi driver, however, youmust be 21 years old to be granted a local authority licence. There are some limitations as to who can be accepted by the local authority, and it is the local authority which has the autonomy in the licensing process. All applicants to the industry must apply to the local Taxi Licensing Office, usually situated at the Town Hall, and must be scrutinised in areas of personal security and background. These checks include:-
To find out more about the Taxi Driver Training course or check available dates for 2011 please contact Jeremy Palmer
Registered Instructors Still Needed!!!
Registered Taxi Driver Trainers, We still have a few areas of the UK left that have not been covered by Registered Trainers. If you have recently taken the DIA course to supply Taxi training in your area and are interested in registering with us to cover that area please contact Jeremy Palmer by email or on the number above.