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Taxi Driver Assessments


The Blue Lamp Trust is a leading supplier to local authorities of driving assessment tests for taxi licence applicants and existing drivers. Candidates who pass the assessment will have demonstrated a high degree of driving competence allowing them to proceed with their application for a private hire or hackney licence.


  • Assist local authorities with H&S compliance
  • Reduce driving risk for driver and passengers
  • Improve driving standards of taxi drivers
  • Public peace of mind
  • Proceeds use to secure the homes of the elderly and vulnerable under the "Bobby Scheme"

Taxi Test Structure

The assessment consists of a driving licence and eyesight check followed by a 45 minute driving test across a variety of road types. Each candidate will be asked to perform 2 reversing manoeuvres and possibly an emergency stop. A maximum of 9 driving faults are allowed and a high level of driving competence is required to pass.

Successful candidates will be issued with a copy of their marking sheet and certificate.


We can deliver assessments nationwide


All bookings should be made online using the orange link above. For enquiries call the office on 0333 700 0157, Monday to Friday 09:30 - 15:00


"I am writing to thank the whole company, especially Mr Mark Bentley on giving me a fair and just driving test. I have thankfully passed and Mr Bentley is doing a fantastic job. He was a great help and did his job how it is meant to be done!"
Mr Hussain from Stoke-on-Trent

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Portsmouth City Council's Licensing Committee had previously received a report about road traffic incidents involving licensed drivers and other road users in Portsmouth including cyclists and pedestrians. As a consequence, the committee expressed a view that the possibility of driver training should be explored. Consequently, the committee received a report from their officers and a presentation from Mr David Watkins of The Blue Lamp Trust and unanimously resolved to introduce mandatory driver training with effect from July 2016.

The committee were impressed by both the evidenced skills and vision of The Blue Lamp Trust who are now recognised as a preferred local supplier of training in Portsmouth.

Hampshire County Council Southampton City Council Portsmouth City Council Isle of Wight Council
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Hampshire Constabulary Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service South Central Ambulance Service