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

Value Group Training Services Ltd are a Pearson/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 licence 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 trained over 700 drivers in the last 6 months in the South, South West, South East and London.

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 9 online tests to successfully achieve the full level 2 Certificate. We provide all the learning materials, workbooks and laptops to take the online tests.

What does the course cost?

The total course cost is 350 and this includes all training, training materials and Edexcel certificate registration. You may have heard that free funding has been available in the past. This is true, but over the last 4 years the government has slowly reduced the amount of funding available for non-apprenticeship training. As a result, any free funding for this type of qualification is used up in August and September each year. The funding will eventually cease altogether. Therefore, a charge needs to be made to complete the course. However, if you explore the internet, you may find providers who still have funding available.

For more information, contact Clare Green or Tony Quinn on: 01722 333333