Course Details

  • Our Taxi and Private Hire courses have been designed specifically to help learners gain the necessary knowledge to undertake the Manchester City Council knowledge test. Our programs run over 9 or 14 weeks, where learners are offered a 2-day provision which covers the 14-week program or 3-day provision which will cover the 9-week provision. On selection of your desired length of course we will guide you through all the relevant training which provides you with the necessary skill sets to undertake the City Council examination.

    Within your selected training period our skilled tutors will direct you through all the specific aspects of the Taxi Trade. Your delivery program will include exam specific knowledge of over two thousand locations in and around the City Centre to include Safeguarding, Motorway Networks, Legislation and local Byelaws.

    Your tutor will also undertake visualisation walking tours of the city with you to examine road networks and locational knowledge of famous landmarks. On full completion of the program you will then feel empowered to undertake the Manchester City Council test with confidence.

  • Full UK driving licence held for a minimum of one year.

  • Throughout the Taxi Course you’ll be assessed by Q&A sessions and supported by in-depth knowledge.

  • After completing this course, you’ll have the necessary understanding to pass the knowledge tests on the Manchester City Council Taxi application. If you want to further your skills and expertise as a Taxi Driver, you could advance onto the NVQ Level 2 in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving here at The Manchester College.

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  • The cost of this course is £360. However, if you are currently unemployed or on a low income you could be eligible for funding from the Government so this course is free.
    Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
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