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South Cheshire College introduces new taxi driver qualification courses

July 9, 2014

South Cheshire College is offering taxi drivers a path to success after recently launching two new taxi qualifications.


BTEC Level 2 Certificate 

The first of the two new courses is a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in The Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver which is now a mandatory course for all new taxi drivers. This course supports, develops and enhances the overall knowledge needed to operate in the taxi business.

The course is delivered over 10 days and can put you well on the way to becoming a successful taxi driver. It also includes a local knowledge test alongside the 9 BTEC units that the course is built up of. Some of the units include Health and safety in the taxi and private hire work environment, Road safety when driving passengers in a taxi or private hire vehicle and Professional customer service in the taxi and private hire industry.

NVQ Level 2 Certificate 

The second qualification is an NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire). This qualification is designed to support and develop both the knowledge and the performance of existing taxi and private hire drivers licensed in the East Cheshire area.

The structure of this course is built up of 8 mandatory and 3 optional units. The units include Processing fares and charges for private hire passengers, Developing and maintaining work skills and knowledge in the community transport, Chauffeur and taxi and private hire vehicle industries and Planning routes in the private hire and taxi industries.

The college hopes that the courses will be very popular with people wanting to go into the taxi and private hire vehicle profession or people who have recently joined the industry benefiting from additional training.

For further information on the courses visit the South Cheshire College website at 

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