Get your taxi badge – Funded Courses

Step 1: Fill in an application form

  • Come to an Alpha office and fill out the Funded Course Application form.
  • Either our head office at 6 Childwall Fiveways, Liverpool L15 6YB or Unit 8 St Chads Parade, Kirkby town centre, L32 8RH.
  • You will need to bring with you your current driving licence and your passport.
  • You also need to provide proof you receive Universal Credit or Jobseekers Allowance to be eligible for funding. This can be a letter from the job centre.
  • You will also need to declare any criminal convictions whether they are spent or not. These will show on the enhanced DBS check performed, if you do have any convictions.

Step 2: Book your course date

  • Call the Alpha Driver Recruitment team on 0151 545 2028 to check your eligibility and arrange your course start date.
  • The remainder dates of the course will be provided on the first day.

Step 3: Complete the right to work check

  • This process applies to new applicants and is compulsory.
  • Go to the Liverpool City Council One Stop Shop, St Johns Market, Liverpool L1 1LQ. This is open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.
  • You must take your National Insurance Number and Photo Identification.
  • You will receive a response via letter to your current living address over the next couple of days. Please keep this safe as you will need this when starting your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.

Step 4: Attend your Course

  • Attend your Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver

Step 5: Arrange Enhanced DBS check

  • Once you have completed the course, call Steven 07769 337561.
  • Alternatively call Lewis 0151 545 2028 to arrange your DBS check.

Step 6: Arrange Group II Medical

  •  When your DBS is on Stage 4 call Steven 07769 337561 to arrange your medical.

Step 7: Arrange council appointment

  • After medical and your DBS has arrived call Steven 07769 337561 to arrange your council appointment.

Final Stage: Get driving!

  • Get your badge from Liverpool City Council.
  • Start with Alpha and take up our wonderful introductory offer! Get £579 FREE settle credit.
  • We can also arrange a licensed Alpha fleet rental car for you provided by us if require one. For information call our Fleet on 0151 487 8158 or Steven on 07940 477560