Under the London Private Hire Vehicles Act 1998, all new drivers have to complete a Topographical Knowledge assessment. The current assessment is computer based, and consists of 4 modules.
Module 1 (10 marks) – Index based questions
Module 2 (11 marks) – General Topography
Module 3 (75 marks) – Planning a route (6 routes)
Module 4 (4 marks) – Compass point questions
Later, this year, TfL have to introduce Safeguarding training to all drivers (Under a Statutory notice issued by the Department of Transport 2020). This may be added to the Topographical Assessment, or it could be a standalone package.