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 locational knowledge of over two thousand locations in and around the City Centre as well as safeguarding, motorway networks, legislation and local byelaws.

    Your tutor will also undertake visualisation walking tours of the city with you to confirm road network 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 driving licence held for a minimum of one year. Full CRB checks are required as part of the City Council application.

  • This course is funded by AEB funding and is free to anyone on any benefits.
    If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. 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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