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The SQA SCQF Level 5 , Certificate in the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver is delivered by flexible / distance Learning.  It is also at your own pace and in your own time. This course is expected to take on average 2 months, but candidate’s can take up to 3 months. All candidate’s must have access to a mobile telephone, ipad, laptop or PC with a broadband connection.

Each candidate will receive a log-in to the teaching  material for each unit.  This is access to  a VLE (Virtual learning Environment).

On line “Taster” of the PTDQ course – You log in as a Guest

A flexible approach is used to suit all candidate’s and they will all be allocated an assessor / tutor.

Once the candidate is confident with the VLE online materials and the assessor is also confident with the candidate.  He/she is then put forward to sit the end of unit multiple choice test for the module. This is taking electronically via SQA Solar at a pre-arranged time. The test is taking at a dedicated centre or at Logis-Tech’s office in Glasgow at a a pre-defined date and time that suits the candidate.

All 9 of the units of the PTDQ – SCQF Level 5, Certificate in the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver are delivered in this manner.

Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver Test Schedule
Test No: Unit Names Number of Questions Duration of Tests
1 Unit 1: Taxi and Private Hire: Workplace Health and Safety 25 45
2 Unit 2: Taxi and Private Hire: Safely Transport Passengers 25 45
3 Unit 3: Taxi and Private Hire: Professional Customer Service 25 45
4 Unit 4: Taxi and Private Hire: Maintain the Safety of the Licensed Vehicle 25 45
5 Unit 5: Taxi and Private Hire: Mobility and Wheelchair Assistance 25 45
6 Unit 6: Taxi and Private Hire: Plan Routes and Fares 25 45
7 Unit 7: Taxi and Private Hire: Transport Luggage and Parcels 25 45
8 Unit 8: Taxi and Private Hire: Safely Transport School Age Children 25 45
9 Unit 9: Taxi and Private Hire: The Licensing Regulations (Scotland) 35 65

Each test provides a broad assessment of the key principles and typical circumstances/situations that may face today’s professional taxi drivers or private hire drivers.

Prior to sitting the multiple-choice tests, the assessor will ensure that each candidate has covered all knowledge and understanding required in each unit specification.

To successfully pass each test, the candidate must achieve 60% of the marks available.