Taxi Driver Training

Blue School of Motoring can help you prepare for the taxi driver test. As you have been driving for a number of years it’s easy to get into bad habits, and the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) Examiner will expect you to drive as a professional, so the standard is high, and most people fail their taxi test, this is due to not taking any tuition from a Driving Instructor, before attempting the taxi test. So please phone us and book an assessment before going for your test.

What happens at the end of the test To pass the taxi driving test you need to complete it with no more than nine minor faults. You will fail if you make any serious or dangerous errors. If you fail the practical test you must wait a minimum period of three clear working days between tests. There is no limit to the number of attempts you may take. You can get more information on the DSA taxi test by asking the local council in the area where you wish to operate.

Your driving instructor will provide all of the relevant information concerning your training programme, this includes your:

Blue does not provide Black Cab training or Wheelchair test/training.Before you are issued with a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Drivers Licence you must pass a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire test assessment also called the taxi test.

Practical test The practical taxi test will last for 35 to 40 minutes. Some skills assessed are specific to taxi drivers, such as:


  • making U-turns
  • not stopping where it could be dangerous for a passenger getting out of your vehicle


The examiner will also ask you some questions on the Highway Code and ask you to identify some traffic signs and road markings.

Your practical driving test will include approximately ten minutes of independent driving. This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently. Find out More

Taxi Driver Courses

Driving Courese available in:

  • Berkshire
  • Hampshire
  • Surrey

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