COMING SOON – New qualifications for taxi and private hire

taxi and private hireHABC is currently developing two new qualifications for the taxi and private hire sector, due for launch later in 2014.

The HABC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (QCF) is being designed to develop and enhance the knowledge of prospective or existing taxi and private hire drivers looking to begin or develop a career in transporting passengers.

Consisting of nine units delivered over 79 guided learning hours (GLH), it will be assessed via multiple-choice examinations, with practical demonstrations that require assessment for one of the units.

The HABC Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire) (QCF) will give taxi and private hire drivers the skills required to be competent and confident when transporting passengers.

It builds on the knowledge on the knowledge from the first qualification, and can be completed in 161 to 179 GLH, depending on the optional units chosen. Assessment will be through a portfolio of evidence which will be quality assured by the delivery Centre.

If you are a HABC Approved Centre, please contact your account manager for more details. If you are not already a HABC Approved Centre but would be interested in offering these qualifications through HABC, please call us on 0845 226 0350 or email

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