John Billingham — Professional assessor
In June 2008 I completed the Driving Instructor Association’s (DIAmond) Accredited Taxi Trainer Course (DATT). I’m a NVQ A1 Assessor for Passengers and Transport Level 3. Since then my pass rate has always been above 90% for the Taxi Test. With twelve years of professional training and coaching you know you will receive the best up-to-date information and training to pass your local authorities Taxi Assessment.
I monitor all our assessments to ensure the driving routes are comparable to each other and they are relevant and realistic for the purpose of your assessment. Due to my dedication, I have completed all the necessary tests and assessments to become a taxi driver myself. My reason for doing this is so that I am fully aware of what you have to do to obtain your Hackney Carriage or Private Hire taxi licence.
You will need to bring your photo card driving licence with you. If you have the old style driving licence please ensure to bring your passport as well.
Before you start your training, or assessment please ensure the local authority you intend to work in does recognise our assessments. The criteria to pass the taxi driving assessment requires a high standard of driving. When you book your training with us we will give you a detailed list of what is required of you to pass the assessment.
This will include Cabology, Highway Code and the Assessment Criteria. Your trainer will give you all the support you need to ensure you are confident with the knowledge and understanding of your assessment.
To get the most out of your training, we recommend that you have an initial two hour training session. This allows us to assess your driving and give you some tips on how to improve should the need arise. You will also need to learn the questions and have the assessment explained to you so you can be prepared. You can have as many training sessions as you like to reach the required standard.
If you wish you can use your own car for the training and the assessment.
The Taxi Driver Assessment
We will confirm receipt of your payment by email. There are four types of assessment you can do:
Compliance with current COVID-19 guidance will apply.
Book a Taxi Driver Assessment in Stevenage
Complete the online form to book your Taxi Driver Assessment- click on the button below:
For more information or to make an appointment use our contact form or call John Billingham on 01438 233079
Hello Driver taxi driver training
I passed my learner driving test with John then 18 months later I asked him to help me with my Taxi Assessment. John was very good at pointing out some habits I had picked up since I got my full licence. The training was a bit different to what he had been teaching me in the past.
The manoeuvres were slightly different and no parallel parking!!!!
Everything about the taxi assessment was explained to me so I knew what to expect. It all fell in to place and I passed first time.
For more information call John Billingham on call 01438 233079
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