Driver Training Academy
Wirral Satellite Training Academy provides up-to-date and comprehensive information, advice and guidance in relation to learning and work. The training team is dedicated to providing a high standard, confidential service to all stakeholders offering impartial information, advice and guidance. We work in close partnership with other providers and support agencies enabling us to provide alternative options, choices and progression routes. Our experienced and qualified staff will speak to you with respect and in confidence offering you impartial information, advice and guidance throughout your time studying with us.
Wirral Satellite Cars offers all potential taxi drivers the opportunity to gain the BTEC (VRQ) Level 2 Certificate – ‘Introduction to the role of professional taxi and private hire driver.’ This is a nationally recognised qualification. All training is provided in-house and classes are held weekdays, nights and weekends, to suit individual needs.
Wirral Satellite Cars have been working with Jobcentre Plus for more than two years, and have helped over 200 unemployed people get back into work by training them to become professional taxi drivers.
If you want to learn more about what we’ve been up to, or need more information on Wirral taxi driver jobs, contact us using the form below.
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (QCF)
This qualification has been accredited to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and may be eligible for public funding as determined by the Department for Education (DfE) under Sections 96 and 97 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.
The Course consists of 9 mandatory units plus 2 or 3 additional units determined by the deliverer as well as the inclusion of work experience:
- Unit 1: Health and safety in the taxi and private hire work environment
Unit 2: Road safety when driving passengers in a taxi or private hire vehicle
Unit 3: Professional customer service in the taxi and private hire industry
Unit 4: Taxi and private hire vehicle maintenance and safety Inspections
Unit 5: The regulatory framework of the taxi and private hire industry
Unit 6: Taxi and private hire services for passengers who require assistance
Unit 7: Routes and fares in the taxi and private hire vehicle industries
Unit 8: Transporting of parcels, luggage and other items in the taxi and private hire industries
Unit 9: Transporting of children and young persons by taxi or private hire vehicle.
Wirral Satellite Cars is proud to offer in house training for all aspiring drivers. We operate the only approved training academy based on the Wirral running regular classes for the BTEC: Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver.
All drivers completing the course that go on to sign up as a Wirral Satellite Cars driver will receive their £150 course fee back in full as 3 deductions on their radio settle applied over 3 weeks on top of the new driver offer chosen. That’s an extra £550 in your pocket!!!!