Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire) (RQF)
The purpose of the Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire) (RQF) is to help learners prepare to enter, or progress within, the professional taxi and private hire driver sector.
The qualification will help develop the learner’s skills and knowledge of the professional taxi and private hire driver role. The units cover areas such as health and safety, customer service, transporting children, young people and individuals who require assistance, and processing fares.
To achieve the Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire) (RQF) learners must achieve a minimum of 36 credits.
Learners must achieve 30 credits from the mandatory section, 4 credits from optional group 1, 1 credit from optional group 2 and 1 credit from optional group 3.
Only learners who are taking this qualification as part of an apprenticeship framework need to achieve the unit from optional group 4.
Learner Entry Requirements
In order to register for this qualification, learners must have a local council-issued taxi or private hire vehicle (PHV) licence. The licence will specify the locations/areas in which the learner is allowed to operate a taxi/private hire vehicle. Before learners can apply for a taxi/PHV licence, they must:
- Be able to work legally in the UK; and
- Have held a full Great Britain or Northern Ireland driver’s licence – or a full EU driving licence together with a UK paper counterpart – for at least 12 months.
Each local council in the United Kingdom may have their own requirements regarding the issuing of taxi and PHV licences, and learners are advised to contact their local council to confirm these requirements. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy, or equivalent.
Upon successful completion of the Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire) (RQF), candidates may choose to progress on to:
- Level 2 Award in Customer Service;
- Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver;
- Qualifications in Safeguarding and Protecting Children.
Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners must be at least 18 years old to undertake this qualification.
This qualification is available in England.
To view the Qualification Specification please click here.
|Unit Title||Unit Ref||Level||GLH||Credit|
|Ensure health and safety of the taxi and private hire driver and passengers||A/616/9978||2||21||6|
|Drive a taxi or private hire vehicle in a professional manner||F/616/9979||2||18||3|
|Provide professional customer service in the taxi and private hire industries||T/616/9980||2||16||5|
|Provide a safe and legal vehicle for transporting passengers by taxi and/or private hire||A/616/9981||2||15||3|
|Provide a transport service in the taxi and private hire vehicle industries for customers who require assistance||F/616/9982||2||16||5|
|Provide a service to customers using a wheelchair in an accessible taxi or private hire vehicle||J/616/9983||2||13||3|
|Transport parcels, luggage and other items in the taxi and private hire industries||L/616/9984||2||8||2|
|Transport children and young persons by taxi, private hire or chauffeuring||R/616/9985||2||21||3|
|Optional Group 1|
|Carry fare paying passengers within the framework of the private hire industry||Y/616/9986||2||25||4|
|Carry fare paying passengers within the regulatory framework of the taxi industry||D/616/9987||2||25||4|
|Optional Group 2|
|Process fares and charges for private hire passengers||J/616/9997||2||4||1|
|Process fares and charges for taxi passengers||K/616/9989||2||4||1|
|Optional Group 3|
|Plan routes in the taxi and private hire industries||D/616/9990||2||4||1|
|Develop and maintain work skills and knowledge in the community transport, chauffeur and taxi and private hire vehicle industries||H/616/9991||2||10||2|
|Manage and administer small businesses in the community transport, taxi or private hire industries||K/616/9992||3||22||4|
|Process telephone bookings in the road passenger transport industries||M/616/9993||2||8||2|
|Optional Group 4|
|Employment Rights and Responsibilities in the Passenger Transport Sector||T/616/9994||2||18||3|