Becoming a driver
Any person who wants to drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle must be licensed. To get a licence to drive hackney carriages or private hire vehicles you must:
- be over the age of 21
- have held a full driving licence for one year
- have the right to work in the UK and be able to provide original evidence of your right to work
- pass the Council's knowledge test
- complete a DBS check and provide original supporting documents
- have a medical check
The usual duration of a licence is 3 years, shorter terms can be considered.
If you are thinking about becoming a private hire driver you should read the private hire driver conditions (pdf).
Read further into each of the steps you need to take to become a driver.