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.

Introduction of enhanced quality assurance arrangements from December 2019

SQA is implementing additional enhanced quality assurance arrangements for centres delivering the following Taxi Qualification:

  • Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5 (GP3J 45)

Centres offering this qualification have a particular responsibility for the administration and conduct of assessments for the following reasons:

  • Centres are acting as agents of SQA and are responsible for ensuring that SQA rules regarding the conduct of assessments are applied consistently and fairly.
  • Centres must make sure that where the candidates are not known to the invigilator or supervisor that sufficient identity/security checks are carried out prior to the examination/assessment to ensure the candidate is who they say they are.

Full details of requirements can be found in the Qualification Verification Process Guidance for Centres.

Centres delivering assessments for these qualifications must advise SQA 10 working days prior to the assessment taking place by completing this form. Assessments cannot take place if SQA has not been notified. Failure to do so could result in sanctions being imposed on your centre.

SQA reserves the right to undertake unannounced visits to ensure assessments take place in line with qualification requirements.

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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