Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (Short Course)

Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (Short Course)

Subject Area: Professional Development Suffolk Rural (Otley)

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Jul, 2022
  • Attendance: Industry Certification
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Course Code: 144584
  • 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 licensed taxi driver in the passenger transport sector.

    The course will be delivered over 2 full days at Suffolk Rural, Otley near Ipswich. Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a jointly endorsed certificate from Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk New College.

    APPLICATION PROCESS FOR A COMBINED HACKNEY CARRIAGE/PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVER’S LICENCE

    1. Either obtain a hard copy application form by emailing Licensing@ipswich.gov.uk or telephoning 01473 432063, or complete an online application at https://licensing.ipswich.gov.uk/PAforLalpacLIVE/1/WcaHome;
    2. Make an appointment with Licensing by telephoning the licensing number to complete A DBS form (please see DBS application process at Appendix B);
    3. Book an appointment with Licensing to undertake the assessment on the Conditions of Licence/Byelaws
    4. 4. Undertake a driving assessment with one of the companies listed below and submit a pass certificate to the Council;
      1. Total Driving (UK) Limited: http://www.totaldriving.net/ad... then go on make an enquiry and select the training required as Taxi/PHV Driver (assessment).
      2. The Blue Lamp Trust: https://www.bluelamptrust.org.... Training:info@prioritydrivertraining.co.uk or by phone 07770936682.
      3. DriveTech: 0345 373 1360, www.drivetech.co.uk
    5. Obtain a qualification in the course of An Introduction to the role of a Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at Suffolk New College;
    6. Submit a completed medical examination form on the prescribed form from the Council which has been completed by your own GP or by one who has access to your medical records.

    Once you have submitted:

    • your DBS certificate,
    • passed the assessment,
    • submitted a pass certificate for a driving assessment,
    • submitted a certificate of qualification in the training course An Introduction to the role of a Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver;
    • submitted a medical form completed by your own GP, or a GP at the practice you are registered with or a GP who has access to your medical records, which confirms that you meet the DVLA Group 2 medical standards of fitness to drive;
    • paid the appropriate fee, provided there are no criminal or motoring convictions or cautions,

    a combined hackney carriage and private hire driver’s licence will be issued to you for a maximum of 3 years.

    Start Date

    Two day course 19th & 20th July 2022, 9am to 5pm at Suffolk Rural (Otley).

    Refreshments are available from the vending machines on the campus which includes both hot and cold drinks.

    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

    £150

    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.