You need to make an appointment. Please do not turn up at the council offices without one.
Please take with you to the appointment all the relevant information listed on the link provided above.
Step 2: Get booked onto an Alpha Taxi Training course
Call the Alpha Driver Recruitment team on 0151 545 2028 to find out about the next course start dates and times.
BTEC Level 2 Certificate – Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver.
The course cost is £260. This cost will be totally refunded to you from week 12 in the form of radio settle only* (this is the weekly circuit fee every driver pays for the work provided to them).
You will also receive £500 FREE settle credit from Alpha when you complete the taxi licence process and start with Alpha as a new driver bonus!
*Must be within 3 months of commencement of licence
Step 3: Complete an ESA test and a Group II Medical
A driver Essential Skills Assessment [ESA] with council officers
Submit a Group II vocational standard medical either from the council’s Occupational Health Unit or a doctor at your own G.P. Surgery
To book an ESA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of birth, mobile telephone number and email address and you will be offered the next available appointment. You must pre-book sessions, you cannot turn up on the day without a prior booking. You can ring licensing on 01514432300 for advice.
Step 4: Attend all course sessions
Once you have completed the course and passed all modules you can attend a BTEC Certificate presentation at our head office, Alpha Taxis, 6 Childwall Fiveways, Liverpool, L15 6YB
Please note, this will be a temporary certificate until the original is posted. You will be able to use the temporary certificate to take out your badge until your official certificate is posted to you.
Step 5: Check your Itinerary
Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Temporary Course Certificate.
Driving License/Passport (Photo ID).
Group 2 Taxi Medical.
New 1-year Private Hire driver licence = £45.00 or New 3-year Private Hire driver licence = £80.00
Step 6: Book your badge appointment
Please email email@example.com with your name, date of birth, mobile telephone number and email address and you will be offered the next available appointment.
You must pre-book appointments, you cannot turn up on the day without a prior booking.
Alternatively, you can ring 01514432300 for advice.
Final Stage: Get driving!
Start with Alpha and take up our wonderful introductory offer!
This is £500 FREE settle credit and the course reimbursement fee after your 12th week.
We can also arrange a licenced Alpha fleet rental car for you provided by us if require one. For information call our Fleet on 0151 487 8158 or Steven on 0794 0477560.