B1 English

English Language Requirement

In the recent (2020) Statutory Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Standards issued by the Department for Transport it states “A Licensing Authority’s test of a driver’s proficiency should cover both oral and written English language skills

Transport for London have adopted the level B1 English CEFR qualification in

Speaking

Listening

Reading

Writing

The current deadline for all drivers to achieve this standard is September 2021 and it is unlikely now that this will be extended further.  Drivers have had ample time to achieve evidence of this standard during the lockdown.

We are running regular assessment sessions for drivers to achieve this standard

David HirstB1 English