Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver

Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver

Subject Area: Automotive Professional Development

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Course Information

  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Course Code: TAX11D0
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but delegates will be required to be over 19 and have a good understanding of English.

    Please Note: Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) has recently introduced an initial assessment for anyone who wishes to apply for their Taxi and Private Hire licence. Please ensure that you either take this IBC initial assessment before booking onto this course.

    Course Overview

    We are pleased to be able to offer in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council, the ‘Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver’.

    This course is intended for candidates who either work, or wish to pursue a career, as a licensed taxi driver in the passenger transport sector.

    The course will be delivered over 2 full days at Suffolk New College in Ipswich, 9am to 5pm each day.

    Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a jointly endorsed certificate from Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk New College.

    Course Highlights

    Course content will include the following topics:

    · Health and 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 vehicles

    Delegates will also undertake a multiple choice assessment at the end of the training.

    Next Steps

    Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a jointly endorsed certificate from Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk New College.

    Tuition Costs

    £165

    Please Note: Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) has recently introduced an initial assessment for anyone who wishes to apply for their Taxi and Private Hire licence. Please ensure that you either take this IBC initial assessment or at least understand the requirements of the IBC initial assessment before booking onto the ‘Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver’ course with Suffolk College, as refunds can no longer be made as per Suffolk New College Tuition Fee Policy.