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 high level of driving competence is required, to pass you must have no serious or danger driving faults and no more than 9 driving faults.
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.
Please Note: Once a date and time for your assessment has been agreed between you and your assessor, you may cancel or change the appointment date by contacting the Blue Lamp Trust on 0333 700 0157 up to 5 clear working days prior to the test without incurring costs.
Your 5 clear working day cancellation period cannot include weekends, the day of your assessment or the day you give us notice. For example, if you have a test booked for a Thursday you need to advise us by the previous Wednesday.
Changes made within 5 clear working days will not qualify for a refund and re-booking will attract the full fee. If your test is booked in less than 5 working days changes cannot be made and refunds will not be given.
“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
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:
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