Alpha Taxis Liverpool | Get Your Taxi Badge
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Get Your Taxi Badge

To be an alpha taxi driver you need to:

  • Acquire a badge with Liverpool City Council
  • Hold your full UK driving licence for 1 year
  • Enrol on our VQR course ‘Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi Driver’
  • Bring your full driver’s licence and your ID (passport or birth certificate) to the course

Any enquiries ring our recruitment line on 0151 545 2028 or 07769 337329 or fill in the form.

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How long is the course and what does it cost?

There are 2 options depending on your status:

1. Are you a private paying attendee?

  • The course only lasts 4 days, spread over a 2 week period
  • We can do weekend or evening courses, subject to demand
  • The course costs £220 to new drivers, refundable upon commencement of employment with Alpha Taxis
  • Re-sits of the street knowledge tests are free with Alpha if you choose the Liverpool licence route
  • The DBS check will need to be paid for by you and will cost £80. You will need a debit or credit card for this transaction
  • During the course you will also need to do a medical at an approved medical centre.

Contact our recruitment line on 0151 545 2028 or 07769 337329 to see when the next course is due to start

2. Are you unemployed and receiving benefits?

  • The course lasts 8 days, spread over a 2 week period
  • We can do weekend or evening courses, subject to demand
  • The course is fully funded
  • Your Local Authority Application Fee and DVLA Licence check is fully funded
  • An Enhanced DBS Check is required and is fully funded
  • You will be required to complete a DVLA Group 2 Medical at an approved Medical Centre which is also funded
  • On successful completion of the course and passing all the Local Authority requirements you will be granted a 3 year Licence which is also funded

PLEASE NOTE ** The fully funded course is for applicants who have proof of unemployment or are in receipt of benefits. Funding is limited and is only available for applicants intending to work for Alpha Taxis and who can give a commitment to work for at least 10 weeks with Alpha Taxis on successful completion of the course**

Contact our recruitment line on 0151 545 2028 or 07769 337329 to see when the next course is due to start

What do you receive at the end of the course?

  • Once you’ve completed the course, you will receive a Part 1 Certificate
  • You will also receive your DBS check back in the post
  • You can now then take these to the Council and collect your Private Hire Driver’s Badge

Now you can start work for Alpha Taxis! Ring Jay on 07507 213096

Anything else you need to know?

Within 12 months of completing your Part 1 Certificate you will be asked to complete a Level 2 NVQ in Road Passenger Transport. This is free to Alpha Taxis employees.

Please contact our recruitment line on 0151 545 2028 or 07769 337329 for course dates and state which option you need to take.

What about the Settle & Company Cars?

  • Once you have started, the radio settle is £50 per week for the first 8 weeks, for new drivers, and after that it is £99 for full time
  • The settle is paid whether you have your own car or a company car
  • We can provide you with an Alpha vehicle, and we have many approved settle car companies. Please call Jay on 07507 213096 for more details
  • The cost of a company car and insurance supplied by Alpha is £190 per week. Alpha is responsible for the car and you are responsible for your own diesel use and the monitoring of the car, bringing it to the garage if anything needs attention.

Please contact our recruitment line on 0151 545 2028 or 07769 337329 for course dates and state which option you need to take.