Topographical Assessment


With the No 1 provider

Once again, the latest figures from TfL show that DPT has one of the highest pass rates in the industry, not only that, we now offer Training and Assessment for just £80 


We are the No 1 Topographical Training and Assessment centre for your PCO Licence.  Remember, you need this licence issued by TfL to work as a Private Hire driver with ANY Company in London.  We have one of the highest 1st time pass rates in London (TfL data)


We have been delivering London A-Z Topographical Training since 1996, and in those 22 years we have developed a lot of easy solutions to the Topo Assessment.  We have a fully equipped computer training room with digital mapping software for you to practice on before your assessment


We are a TfL approved centre to provide topographical assessments only. All assessments are carried out by TfL Assessors and must be booked through TfL by contacting 0343 222 4444. Details on how to make a booking for the TfL assessment can be found at


Training has to be booked through DPT and not TfL


The newly revised TfL computer based assessment structure now covers:

The assessment will test all aspects of map reading skills:

  • Using indexes to identify points/locations

  • Using a map to identify directions and points/locations

  • To plan a route between two locations

  • To demonstrate knowledge of compass points within directional based questions


How to book your Topographical Assessment

To book your assessment:

  • Firstly you have to submit your application to TfL
  • Once you have sent your application in, you need to phone TfL on 0343 222 4444 to book your  Assessment with DPT  – Slough (Monday, Thursday or Friday)
  • Once you have been given a date, contact us on 01753 424515 to book your training on the morning of the Assessment
  • Attend the training and assessment as planned
  • We have 4 experienced trainers in total, all with a relevant training qualification and that all important industry knowledge.  David, our lead trainer, spent a number of years in Military Survey, and knows everything you need to know about maps.  He was also involved in the development of the first GPS system and can explain to you how your in car system works and its shortcomings.

We strongly recommend that drivers attend a training session before your assessment – many drivers can read an A – Z but are not sure how TfL want the questions answered, and hence fail.


Costs: 1/2 day Topographical Training – £50

Topographical Assessment – £50

Combine the Training and Assessment together and get a 20% discount – only £80


Attend our Training course – remember we have one of the highest pass rates in the industry – book your Assessment with us for only £80


For more information and to book your Training course phone: 01753 424515 NOW




To book your Topographical Assessment with TfL phone 0343 222 4444 stating that you wish to attend at DPT







Please note:

  • There is No Parking at Brooklands House, but there are several local car parks – please ask at Reception
  • We are unable to provide waiting facilities for people who are not doing the Training or Assessment


David HirstTfL Topo Assessment