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#1 19-12-09 10:07:53

laineb
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taxi course

I know this has been posted before, but on reading the thread I could not find the answer I need.  For my own reasons I want to attend a taxi training course which the DIA used to run.  Now they do not do these courses anymore does anybody know who does, many thanks

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#2 19-12-09 14:11:05

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Re: taxi course

Are you sure they've stopped presenting this course?  Although it doesn't appear to be advertised on their web site I would try phoning them to ask - I'm sure they would schedule another course if there were enough interested parties.

I still don't think it is worth the money!

Where are you situated in the country?  Perhaps if there are some trainers who presented the course they would put one on independently?

Nigel


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#3 19-12-09 18:47:54

finch
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Re: taxi course

Yes they do it costs £285 for DIA Members and £410 for non-members you need to ring 02086655151.

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#4 20-12-09 08:30:22

laineb
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Re: taxi course

Thank you for your replies the DIA did run one as I was booked in to attend when it was cancelled, due to lack of response, the last one they ran was when I was on holiday, and they said that it was the last one they were going to do.  I live in Hertfordshire, South East, may thanks

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#5 20-12-09 16:06:19

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Re: taxi course

Just a thought here...


... why does nobody else offer this course?

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#6 20-12-09 16:41:10

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Re: taxi course

why does nobody else offer this course?

Because there's no demand?

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#7 20-12-09 17:51:40

laineb
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Re: taxi course

The reason that I want to attend a course is to be able to teach London black cab drivers to use wheelchair ramps etc, this wasnt covered when I trained to be an ADI, so need the course, expertise and certificate, so wish I could find someone who knew something big_smile big_smile

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#8 20-12-09 19:39:03

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Re: taxi course

The reason that I want to attend a course is to be able to teach London black cab drivers to use wheelchair ramps etc, this wasnt covered when I trained to be an ADI, so need the course, expertise and certificate, so wish I could find someone who knew something big_smile big_smile

When I did the DIA course, we were shown how they should be securing the wheelchairs. However, it was stressed that the course only entitles us to assess how they're doing it - not to teach them in the first place.


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#9 20-12-09 20:00:11

laineb
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Re: taxi course

Thank you   smile

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#10 20-12-09 20:56:23

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Re: taxi course

Why not book a black cab for half an hour and see how the ramps fit and how the wheelchair is secured?  I'm sure half an hour of a cabbies time would be better value that the ridiculous fee the DIA want to give you info - most of which you already have / is in ADI1.

Nigel


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#11 20-12-09 22:31:02

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Re: taxi course

Supposedly the Pass Plus pack includes all the information, but how many instructors do not know what to do.

Why do we have to continue to put the boot in.


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#12 21-12-09 07:01:59

ExAdiNigel
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Re: taxi course

What has Pass Plus to do with teh price of grapes?  and, since when has a different opinion to yours been classed as 'putting the boot in' Keith?

Look, you obviously thought the course was reasonably priced and you received useful info.  That's great, hopefully it has stood you in good stead.  Others have managed to put the info from the course to good use too.  Are you suggesting that I should keep quiet because I think the price to members is much too high?  For info that is readily available from free publications?

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#13 21-12-09 18:01:06

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Re: taxi course

you could try the company that makes the restraints their name is unwin here are there details they used to run a course that i went on many years ago they teach you how to use thier restraints and they used to be the main supplier.
Unwin Safety Systems
Unwin House
The Horseshoe
Coat Road
Martock
Somerset
TA12 6EY
United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0)1935 827740

Fax +44 (0)1935 827760

Email sales@unwin-safety.co.uk


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#14 21-12-09 18:16:54

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Re: taxi course

The DIA are still doing the course subject to numbers and taking bookings for next year.

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#15 21-12-09 21:16:31

laineb
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Re: taxi course

Thank you all for your replies smile

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