The Blue Lamp Trust has been a leading provider of assessments for Taxi licence applicants and existing Taxi drivers since 2011. As a not-for-profit organisation, all our proceeds go towards our Bobby Scheme which provides free home safety and security to elderly and vulnerable people to restore peace of mind.



Taxi Assessment Structure

The assessment consists of a driving licence and eyesight check followed by a 45 minute driving assessment 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.

Refer to video on this page for more information.


We can deliver taxi driver assessments nationwide.


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

Useful Links

> Car ‘Show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
> The Highway Code


“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 Hussian

from Stoke-on-Trent

“I am really pleased with the service provided by The Blue Lamp Trust including your very prompt briefings and updates and of the examiner Mr Michael Bolton. The booking process was very straightforward and very quick. Mr Bolton contacted me very quickly and arranged a date very soon after the booking.

I honestly could not ask for anymore or any change in the procedure. The service all round was a high excellent service and excellent initiative for public safety. I would recommend The Blue Lamp Trust. Thank you to yourselves and Mr Bolton”

Mr Vickers

from Morecombe

Book a Taxi Assessment

£87 (inclusive of VAT)

1 Hour Session

1:1 Assessment

Candidate must provide a suitable vehicle Learn moreYour vehicle must be:
Right-hand drive
Have less than 9 passenger seats
Weigh no more than 3.5t
Have 4 wheels
Have head restraints in all seats
Have an unobstructed rear window
Not be a van or convertible car

Suitable for Private Hire and Hackney Licence Applicants

> View our guide to becoming a licensed taxi driver

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