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

Course Code Start Date End Date Wks Day Time Venue Fees
19-23yrs
Fees
24yrs +
17TAX04CL2/1 18/04/2018 17/05/2018 5 W Th 09:00 - 17:00 Macclesfield College £272.00 Fee Code: 2 G £272.00Fee Code: G
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Course Information

Overview
This qualification aims to give you an insight into the important role that the professional taxi and private hire driver has and, upon successful completion, enables you to apply for your taxi/private hire licence.

Who is it for?
This course is for you if you are looking to a career in taxi or private hire driving or are an existing taxi or private hire driver.

Outcome
You will achieve a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver.

On achieving the qualification you will automatically be registered by EDEXCEL on to the National Register of Taxi and Private Hire Drivers developed by People First, the UK skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.

Entry Requirements
Firstly you will need to reserve yourself a place on the course by contacting the Customer Services Team. You will then be required to attend an induction session which is held prior to the start of the course. In the induction session you will be given an overview of the course, contents and requirements. There will be a computerised English assessment for you to complete which will be followed by an informal interview with a member of the teaching team.

After your interview you will be able to complete your enrolment and confirm your place on the course by making payment at reception.

Content
You will study the following units:-

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 inspections.
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 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.

Assessment
Each unit will be assessed through an on-screen multiple choice question test at the end of each session and one practical observation assessment.

You are allowed one free re-sit for each unit where a successful outcome was not achieved. After that should you need to re-sit a test there will be a charge of £25 per unit.

Please note that for each test that is taken photographic identification of yourself is required and this can either be your passport or your plastic driving licence.

Awarding Body
EDEXCEL

Follow up courses/Progression
NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire)

Career Opportunities
Upon completion of this course you can apply to be a taxi licence badge holder with Cheshire East Council and other licensing authorities.

Additional Information
During the course information, advice and guidance will be provided regarding Cheshire East licensing requirements regarding the conditions and route knowledge.

On achieving the qualification you will automatically be registered by EDEXCEL on to the National Register of Taxi and Private Hire Drivers developed by People First, the UK skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.



Course information code: MPL-12-17