Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5

Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5

This Certificate provides learners with the knowledge and skills to support their professional development as a taxi or private hire driver — helping them to meet and adapt to the challenges they face on a daily basis.

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

  • health and safety in the taxi work environment
  • vehicle maintenance and safety inspections
  • routes and fares
  • safely transporting passengers, luggage and parcels
  • providing a professional customer service, and
  • an understanding of relevant licensing regulations that relate to the operation of taxi and private hire operations in Scotland

Learners will also develop the skills necessary to support passengers who require mobility assistance or use of a wheelchair.

Why study this qualification

This qualification is suitable for individuals who are:

  • currently a taxi or private hire driver
  • wishing to become a taxi or private hire driver
  • aspiring to run a taxi or private hire business in the future

Access

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification, although typically candidates will be over 18 and have held a driving licence for one year.

Employment and progression

The Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5 may provide progression opportunities to:

  • an SVQ in the transport sector
  • employment in the passenger transport sector as a taxi or private hire driver

Qualification structure

Group award specification: GP3J 45 (19 SCQF credit points) (392 KB)

SCQF level: 5

The Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5 consists of nine mandatory units (19 SCQF credit points).

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Qualification structure

Group award specification: GP3J 45 (19 SCQF credit points) (392 KB)

SCQF level: 5

The Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5 consists of nine mandatory units (19 SCQF credit points).

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How to assess

Each unit is assessed online using SQA’s e-assessment platform, SOLAR.

One unit, Taxi and Private Hire: Mobility and Wheelchair Assistance, also has a practical assessment involving the safe transfer of a passenger using a wheelchair.

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