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English Language Tests for London Private Hire Drivers

IELTS is an approved provider of English Language Tests for TfL Private Hire Drivers. IELTS assesses your abilities in all English skill areas — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and tests how you will use English in your role as a private hire driver in London. Your test will take approximately three hours and results are issued within 13 days.

UK IELTS for TfL

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 2.9 million tests taken in the last year.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at work in the UK.

Whether you take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training, Transport for London (TfL) require a band score of 4 in each of the individual skills as part of your licence renewal/application.

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Transport for London

Whether you’re applying for a new TfL Private Hire licence or want to renew your existing licence, you will need to prove your English language level.

You can take an IELTS test at nine TfL approved locations across London.

Prepare for IELTS

Road to IELTS is a series of free, online preparation materials that can help you achieve the band score you’ll require in IELTS Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking  to meet the English language standards TfL requires of London’s private hire drivers .

10 hours of free access to Road to IELTS is available for all test takers who register for IELTS.

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