An observed assessment based upon the safe loading, securing and unloading of a wheelchair to and from a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Overview

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a variety of skills such as correctly positioning the vehicle for disabled access, assembly of the wheelchair ramp/lift, securing the wheelchair passenger in place using clamping equipment, as well as safely unloading the wheelchair. The driver will also be expected to provide a running commentary / role play throughout the assessment to display their knowledge. 

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

Candidates can also combine their wheelchair assessment together with a taxi driver assessment as a block booking at a discounted rate.

Locations

Wheelchair assessments are currently available for the following local authorities:

  • Ashford
  • Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Bracknell Forest Council
  • Canterbury City Council
  • Chichester District Council
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Havant Borough Council
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Rushmoor Borough Council
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC)
  • South Derbyshire District Council
  • West Berkshire District Council
  • Wokingham Borough Council
  • Wycombe District Council

Booking

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

Wheelchair Assessment

£40 (Inclusive of VAT)
30 Minute Session
1:1 Assessment
Candidate must provide a wheelchair accessible vehicle
The Assessor will provide a wheelchair
FAQ Guide

Combination Assessment

Candidates can combine their wheelchair assessment together with a taxi driver assessment as a block booking at a discounted rate.

£117 (inclusive of VAT)

90 Minute 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

Candidate must also provide wheelchair accessible vehicle for the wheelchair element

 The Assessor with provide a wheelchair

FAQ guide

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