An English language requirement (B1) will apply to ALL applications for private hire drivers licences received by TfL on, or after, 14 October 2016. This includes applications for both renewal and new licences.
A transitional process will apply to all licence applications received by TfL on or after 14 October 2016: the licence holder must satisfy TfL that they have met the English language requirement by no later than 31 March 2017. Any licence holder that fails to do this may face licensing action
On or after 1 April 2017, all applicants must provide evidence that they meet the English language requirement as part of their application before a licence will be issued.
Trinity College London has been confirmed as one of approved interim English language test providers. Trinity’s ISE I qualification (B1) will be accepted by TfL. It provides a B1 level of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing English
ISE I (BI) consists of two exam modules:
|Candidates must pass both modules for an ISE I (B1) qualification.|
|Reading & Writing||2 Hours:|
|Speaking & Listening||18 Minutes:|
|Pay course fees once, (if your result in not expected we will give next course free of charge)|
|4 Weeks Course – 2 days per week||8 Weeks Course – 1 day per week|