Taxis and private hire
Liverpool Standard Part 2 Qualification
All drivers must give an undertaking that they will pass the Liverpool Standard Part 2 course within 12 months of being granted their first taxi licence.
What does the course involve?
The Liverpool Standard Part 2 Qualification is the Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire) Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). During the course, a driver is asked to evidence their competence in the workplace and will also be observed by an NVQ assessor while working in their vehicle.
What happens if I have not passed?
We no longer issue temporary licences, so if your taxi licence is due to expire you must get in touch with a registered training provider and arrange to go on the course.
If your taxi licence has already expired, you will not be able to work as a taxi driver until you have completed the course and had your taxi licence renewal application fully processed and approved.
I have passed the course - what do I need to do?
You must hand your course certificate in at the City Centre One Stop Shop fast track queue before your three year licence expires.
We will update your file and will notify you when you need to renew your licence.