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How to become a driver




  • We provide a free information service to enable drivers to become private hire drivers




In order to be licensed, you will need to meet the following criteria:


  • You must be at least 21 years of age at the time of applying. There is no upper age limit, as long as you meet the other licensing requirements


  • You must hold a full DVLA, Northern Ireland, or other EEA state driving licence that's at least three years old


  • You must have the right to live and work in the UK


  • You must be of good character. To establish this you will be required to undertake an 'enhanced' criminal records check from DBS through our service provider - GBGroup


  • You must be medically fit which means meeting the DVLA Group 2 standards. In most cases, this will mean that you will have to undergo a medical examination with someone who has access to your full medical history


  • You will need to undertake a topographical skills assessment from an accredited assessment centre

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