You can pay by credit or debit card (if you don’t have a Paypal account click ‘checkout as a guest’ on the Paypal login page).
To find out if your local authority requires this please contact them directly. You should also check that we already work with your local authority to provide taxi driver assessments.
The assessment consists of:
You must be able to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres away. If you require the use of glasses or contact lenses to read the number plate, then you must also wear these during the driving assessment. If you fail the eyesight test, the rest of the assessment cannot go ahead and you will lose your fee. If you are taking the enhanced assessment you can still complete the wheelchair exercise.
During the assessment, the assessor will ask you:
You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
You will pass the assessment if you make 9 or fewer driving faults, unless you accumulate a number of faults in one area. If any serious or dangerous faults are recorded this will result in a fail.
Please note some assessments are observed by quality assurance staff.
If you choose to take the enhanced assessment, you will need to carry out the wheelchair exercise. You will need to bring a wheelchair accessible vehicle. During this exercise you will need to show that you can:
Your vehicle should be either a vehicle owned by you, or a vehicle you are using with permission of the owner (e.g. a hire vehicle).
The vehicle must be fully roadworthy and must not be displaying any warning lights.
Either a manual or an automatic vehicle is acceptable.
OUR ASSESSORS HAVE RIGHT TO CHECK THE TAX AND MOT STATUS OF YOUR VEHICLE WHERE THEY HAVE REASONABLE CONCERN THAT YOUR VEHICLE IS NOT ROADWORTHY
Your vehicle must:
If your vehicle does not meet the above requirements, your assessment will not go ahead and you will lose your assessment fee.
When you pass your assessment you will be given a pass certificate and a copy of the assessment paperwork. You will also be offered a verbal debrief from the assessor.
If you do not pass, you will be given a copy of the assessment paperwork and offered a verbal debrief from the assessor.
To book your assessment please fill in our booking form by clicking here.
You can easily amend or cancel your assessment once it has been booked. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to do this. Please ensure you give enough notice to amend or cancel – you must give at least 4 clear working days notice so that you don’t lose your fee (working days = Monday to Friday, not including bank holidays. 4 clear working days, does not include the day you inform us you would like to cancel or the date of the assessment).