The PCO Application process can be quite challenging but here at East London Skills, we make things easy for you. Get your application filled correctly without any headache. We offer our customer expert advice in filling the PCO application. Full training and support is provided for passing the topographical module.
The PCO Licence, also known as the Private Hire Driver Licence, allows you to work as a minicab driver or chauffer, including working as an Uber driver. The PCO licence is valid for 3 years and is issued by the PCO (Public Carriage Office), who are part of Transport for London (TfL).
About the Course
Private hire vehicles (mini cabs) have to be licensed. Private hire vehicles are vehicles that cannot be hailed from the street, and journeys must be pre-booked. Vehicles must be tested and inspected before a licence can be issued to ensure that they are mechanically fit, safe and comfortable.
Minicab operators must hold a licence from the Public Carriage Office (PCO) to run a service (to accept or invite bookings for private hire vehicles). It is an offence to drive a minicab without a private hire driving licence or a temporary permit issued by the PCO.
A licence is required before any person can drive a private hire vehicle. Licences are issued subject to proof of eligibility (age, driving licence, criminal records check, medical assessment etc.).
More so, before you can obtain the license, you will need to pass the B1 ISE English Test and a Topography test which we provide training for here at East London Skills.
How is this Course Delivered?
All of these courses are offered both via our online learning platform ELS Online and Offline (Physical) which are supported with interactive resources and webinars to cover the key topics where you can interact with a tutor and your peers. You will be supported throughout by one of our tutors who will review your progress.