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#1 08-05-12 10:35:30

arsengod
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taxi training

hi all
started to get a bit bored doing "L" plates so looking to mix it up thinking of doing maybe taxi training but i know nothing about it
i.e whats involved,how long it takes ,where do you do it etc so any help would be great
thanks
jim  smile

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08-05-12 10:35:30

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#2 08-05-12 20:47:32

MAZ
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Re: taxi training

There has to be a demand for taxi training in your area. For example, the local council has to require their taxi drivers to be tested to receive their licence.

In the areas I work taxi driver licensing just requires a “reasonably” clean licence, 2 references, some cash and a CRB check.

So no taxi training work here.

Maz.

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#3 09-05-12 07:48:25

ralge
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Re: taxi training

DIA do a taxi driver training course but I'm not convinced the material has any depth.
Legislation may go through (2014?) that will require taxi drivers to go down a BTEC/NVQ/QCF training route but the bulk of this does not involve driver skills (of the BTEC's RPVD 7 modules, only one touches on getting the fare to the destination in one piece).
Only (roughly) one-third of Licensing Authorities insist on a DSA taxi test but some have internal driver assessors (google it and speak to your local LA and DTAM to find out more about their plans and view of taxi driver testing/assessing).
Bad news: Without compulsion taxi drivers do not give up their time/money on training, sorry! (who does?)

Prior to any of this, do you have experience of qualified driver assessments or training? Iam or RoSPA badge under your belt?

There again, with the right contacts, ADI's have been known to get to very inaccessible job-slots.


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#4 09-05-12 10:22:21

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Re: taxi training

In leeds the local council only recomend adi's that have done the taxi course


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#5 09-05-12 19:52:43

arsengod
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Re: taxi training

thank you all for your replys will find out how our local council works, looks like i might have to rethink ,
just getting so bored with learners  hmm
jim

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#6 13-05-12 13:57:22

marconi1
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Re: taxi training

There are many options, fleet, trailer towing, Instructor training to name a few.

Most can sit nicely with your learners and expand the services you offer.

E.G when they later need to tow a trailer, who will they call first?


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#7 13-05-12 16:00:23

hoylake
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Registered: 21-09-07
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Re: taxi training

I've looked into B+E, someone I know is rather successful with it.

The main stumbling block I've come up against is finding an off road area to rent.


http://www.sophiesdrivinglancaster.co.uk
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