Learning commences from the minute you book onto our course. We provide you with a training bundle that allows you to prepare for the qualification in your own time. After your home learning, we will invite you to our purpose built taxi training centre for intensive revision, intervention and assessment. Therefore, you may only need to spend 2 days in the classroom for testing.
Our BTECs and NVQs are delivered by staff with extensive teaching and training experience in a variety of educational establishments. Our team comprises teachers, assessors, examiners, verifiers and senior leaders.
Our programmes are quality assured by experts to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students.
We strive to deliver high quality courses and guarantee that all our students have the best possible chance of achieving their qualifications.
We only employ fully qualified and experienced teachers to deliver our courses.
Therefore we understand the needs of learners and can differentiate appropriately to ensure all students have the best chance of succeeding.
Our flexible learning model allows you to study for the course in your own time around work and family commitments. There is no need to take extended periods of time off work to complete this qualification as we will only invite you into the classroom for the shortest necessary period which this can sometimes be just 2 days.
During your home learning period you will be able to contact your course tutor directly for assistance.
We work with private hire offices, taxi and private hire drivers and trade associations to ensure the information we provide you is relevant to your future career.
We’re also members of the Institute of Licensing and work closely with parliament on developing training standards for the licensed taxi industry.
To become a Taxi or Private Hire Driver, councils expect applicants to be of a sufficient standard of Literacy and Numeracy.
Prior to studying the BTEC students must prove they are working at Level 1 Literacy and Entry Level 3 Numeracy.
We have English and Maths experts who can help ensure that you are working at these standards and above.
The cost of the BTEC is £400 no VAT. This also includes a Numeracy & Literacy qualification – if required
The cost of the NVQ is £500 no VAT.
Due to our confidence in the high quality courses we deliver, we offer students a first re-test (module or whole qualification) free of charge.
“ I was made redundant in 2019 from my main job of which I had to survive on my only other income which was a part time job. I decided to apply to become a taxi driver and found the HTA BTEC course very valuable after receiving the course work and studying at home, I only had to spend a few days in the classroom which sped up my application. Where I am now a fully licensed taxi driver and can work and earn when I choose ”
“ I recently became a taxi driver in Hull and I had to complete the BTEC course and Numeracy & Literacy courses. I found the teachers at the Wilberforce Centre very helpful as I am dyslexic so they spent extra time and allowed myself to pass in my own time and I wasn’t charged any re-test fees ”
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