BTEC Level 2 Certificate Introduction to the role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (QCF)

Value Group Training Services are an Edexcel centre accredited to deliver BTEC level 2 certificate programmes for the passenger transport industry. This BTEC qualification is a nationally recognised programme, and a mandatory requirement for a significant number of local council Taxi license issuing offices in the UK. We are the only UK industry led provider and our training is provided by qualified trainers who are also Taxi drivers. We have also been awarded an OFSTED Grade 1 accreditation for our taxi driver training. We have trained over 700 drivers in the last 6 months in the South, South West, South East and London.

At present, subject to meeting certain criteria, there is individual FUNDING available. However, this funding may end shortly and a cost will then be applied to anyone in the England wishing to undertake this course.

Who is the course designed for?

This course is ideal for any driver new to the industry or for existing drivers wishing to gain an industry recognised qualification.

How is the course delivered?

The BTEC, An Introduction to the role of the professional taxi and private hire driver, is delivered and assessed in a classroom near to you. The course is broken down into 3 x 6 hour modules. These modules can be delivered on days and at times to suit you and your drivers. Alternatively, they be delivered as an intensive course the choice is yours.

The following units must be completed:

  1. Health and Safety in the taxi and private hire work environment

  2. Road safety when driving passengers in a taxi or private hire vehicle

  3. Professional Customer service in the taxi and private hire industry

  4. Taxi and private hire vehicle maintenance and safety inspection

  5. The regulatory framework of the taxi and private hire industry

  6. Taxi and private hire services for passengers who require assistance

  7. Routes and fares in the taxi and private hire vehicle industries

  8. Transporting of parcels, luggage and other items in the taxi and private hire industries

  9. Transporting of children and young persons by taxi or private hire vehicle

How is the course assessed?

Learners will be required to take and pass 7 online tests to successfully achieve the full level 2 Certificate. We provide all the learning materials, workbooks and laptops to take the online tests.

For more information or to book your course, please call us on 01722 333333, or alternatively e-mail our training centre coordinator Clare Green on