Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver Course (Level 5) (online)

This online course in Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver meets the requirements which have been legislated by Glasgow City Council.


Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow
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This course is available on the Glasgow Clyde College website.


What will I learn?

The Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5 develops essential knowledge through the nine mandatory units:

  1. Workplace Health and Safety
  2. Safely Transport Passengers
  3. Professional Customer Service
  4. Maintain the Safety of the Licensed Vehicle
  5. Mobility and Wheelchair Assistance
  6. Plan Routes and Fares
  7. Transport Luggage and Parcels
  8. Safely Transport School Age Children
  9. The Licensing Regulations (Scotland)

Course Delivery

This is an online learning course accessed via an online portal and you will work through it at your own pace. All units must be completed online  within 6 months to allow you to access the final assessments. Assessments will take place at the College and will be ongoing throughout the year.   Once all nine online assessments and the practical assessment, have been completed successfully, you will be certificated.

Start Dates for Induction Sessions:

Induction dates are now being offered on Thursday evenings, 6 - 9pm, at our Anniesland Campus.   You will only be required to attend one Induction session.

If you have further needs in English, numeracy and literacy skills before undertaking this course, the College will be offering additional courses, subject to demand, relating to these subjects. These courses will incur a separate fee.


Please confirm with the licencing board which type of licence you require before securing your place on the course.   Once you have enrolled and attended the induction, we cannot guarantee a refund if you decide to not continue with the course.

About Glasgow Clyde College

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Glasgow Clyde College is a further and higher education college, located in Glasgow.

The college offers a broad range of courses across many subject areas, and has three easily accessible campuses in Glasgow at Langside, Cardronald and Anniesland.

With award winning teaching staff, the college is the largest further education provider in Glasgow and has the highest achievement rates in further and education in the area.

Glasgow Clyde College also has excellent links to universities to allow you to progress to degree level.

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