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In the era of Uber, it still pays to have the confidence and respect of being a qualified, licensed driver. Please contact us for dates by calling 01284 716 246 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Taxi Driving Practical Assessment

We are pleased to be able to offer in partnership with St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath District Councils a one hour practical assessment for taxi and private hire drivers.

This examination is for candidates who either work or wish to work as a licensed taxi or private hire driver in the passenger transport sector.

Drivers will complete a practical assessment with a registered instructor. The session will start with some theory questions on customer service, transporting people with disabilities, road awareness and the highway code. The practical session will test common driving manoeuvres such as controlled stops, reversing, appropriate signals and general road awareness.

The assessment is scored by the instructor and their findings will be a pass or fail.

To be contacted to organise the practical session please complete the following details.

Cost: £40.00
Duration: 1 hour

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Theory Assessment

We also offer the chance to take the Theory Assessment element of the Taxi Driving Assessment. Please contact us for dates by calling 01284 716 246 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cost: £20.00
Duration: 30 minutes