Taxi Driver Training

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Taxi Driver Training

Working in Partnership with Wolverhampton Council

Private Hire Vehicle Driver's License Course is an essential step in receiving your Wolverhampton Taxi Badge. The course includes a variety of topics including safeguarding and plying for hire.

About the course

  • the individual needs to sit this course to progress with their application process for the Wolverhampton badge
  • the test can be sat three times; if you fail the test all three times you will need to wait twelve months before you can start the process again
  • please note that the resit can only be sat once you have taken the full course and only as a second attempt
  • If you decide to take the full course as your second attempt you will not be able to sit a resit and will have to sit the full course three times


Private Hire training half-day and knowledge test costs £40.00 for the first and third attempt.

Private Hire knowledge test resit cost one attempt only: £15.00.

Booking onto a course

Before you start

Book a course

Cancelling your booking

If you need to cancel your booking for any reason, please contact the Driver Training Team on 01905 843000 (The team are available Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm).

A full refund of the course will only be given if you notify us with at least 48 working hours before the course is due to start. For example if you have a course at 9.30am on a Wednesday, you must have notified us no later than 9.30am on the Monday before. However, if your course is on a Monday, because there is a weekend in between, we must be notified by the Thursday, no later than 9.30am.

Terms and conditions

Please note that when attending the course:

You MUST bring with you your Photo card Driving Licence, National Insurance Number and quote the payment receipt number provided to you and hand this information to the Course Tutor when requested.

If you arrive late, you will not be accepted on the course, and will have to pay again to attend at a future date. Guideline 4.8 states:

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle drivers should be able to communicate satisfactory in English with customers, in order to be considered a fit and proper person to hold a licence. Should, in our opinion, you fail to meet this basic standard you will NOT be able to take the written test until we believe you meet the standard required.

You must ensure you meet this basic standard before proceeding through the application process as NO REFUND can be given once you have attended the course. If you have a query regarding any aspect of the licensing process, other than a Theory Test booking, for example, a Badge, DBS, Medical, please contact Wolverhampton City Council Licensing Department on 01902 551155.

If you have a query relating to the training and test booking ONLY, please contact the Driver Training Administration team by emailing or telephone 01905 843000.

Please note that bookings and payments can no longer be made by telephone and can now only be made online. If you need to cancel attendance to a course, this must be made at least two full working days prior to the course. Cancellations closer to the date of the course will not be automatically refunded.


The Driver Training team contact number: 01905 843000 (Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 4.30pm)

  • please note that The Driver Training Team cannot book places for Private Hire Courses or change dates
  • if you are looking to book a Hackney Carriage course please ring the Driver Training team

Wolverhampton City Council Licensing Department: 01902 551155

  • if your query concerns for example, a Badge, DBS, Medical matter, please contact Wolverhampton City Council Licensing Department
  • please call this number when you have successfully passed the course
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