A beginner’s guide
If you want to become a taxi driver you will need to apply for a licence.
The process can take quite a long time and it will cost you money.
You will need to have a good level of written and spoken English. This is so you can communicate with customers and other people in your role as a licensed driver.
You will also need to provide a satisfactory medical report, a criminal records check, a practical driving assessment certificate, attend and pass a disability and safeguarding training course and pass a written knowledge test.
You may also need to apply for a licence for the vehicle that you will be driving – this is to make sure the vehicle is suitable and safe.
If you want to start up a company to take bookings, you may also need a private hire vehicle operator’s licence.
Now you know the basics, it’s time to find out how you apply to become a taxi driver.