Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
This involves a search of your individual criminal record to establish whether you are a suitable person to drive members of the public. The DBS is a central organisation that deals with all checks of criminal records for the Council.
More details about the DBS and their on-line application tracking service can be found on the GOV.UK.
Certificates of Good Conduct
Where the Disclosure and Barring Service are unlikely to have any information on a person, due to a short period of residence in the UK, applicants must obtain a certificate of good conduct from their relevant embassy or consulate.
The current Disclosure and Barring Service provide information on most embassies/consulates.
Such checks will be at the cost of the applicant, and will need to be authenticated, translated and sealed by the embassy/consulate.
Further information on Certificates of Good Conduct is available on the Home office website.
An applicant must have held a full UK or EEA driving licence for a period of at least 3 years.
All applicants will be required to undergo a Group 2 medical examination which can be carried out by any registered doctor who has sight of your medical records.
Certain medical conditions may mean that you may not be permitted to drive professionally and it is important that the Council know about such problems to ensure the safety of the public.
Please talk to the Licensing Service before organising a medical.
Driving Standards Assessment
New applicants are required to complete a Driving Standards Assessment.
The procedure for undertaking an Assessment is explained in the following information pack
New applicants are also required to attend Driver Awareness Training and sit a Knowledge Test at TTC Driver Protect.
It is important that you understand what is expected of you as a licensed driver in Telford and Wrekin.
The theory test will consist of 2 parts:-
- classroom training on the do's and don'ts of taxi licensing, the Council's Conditions of Licence ,disability awareness, child sexual exploitation and health & safety advice for all prospective taxi drivers.
- multiple choice examination
These tests are undertaken by the Council's approved training provider (TTC Driver Protect). For further information and to book an Assessment and Knowledge Test, please telephone 03330 113113.