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English Language Tests for London Private Hire Drivers

English Language Tests for London Private Hire Drivers

English Language Tests for London Private Hire Drivers

Before getting your licence as a London private hire driver, you’ll need to show that you can communicate clearly in English with passengers. Transport for London (TfL) has approved IELTS test scores as the accepted standard of English language for its drivers. 

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English Language Tests for London Private Hire Drivers

TfL requires that all new private hire drivers and drivers wanting to renew their licence can communicate effectively with passengers in English. 

IELTS is approved by TfL to produce the standard of English its drivers need when communicating with the public or for understanding the regulatory requirements of the job. 

You’ll need to achieve a band score of 4 in either the IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training tests for a new licence or when renewing your old one.

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Preparing for IELTS

 

To help you prepare for IELTS for TfL, we offer test takers an e-learning programme called Road to IELTS. 

Road to IELTS is a range of free, online preparation materials designed to help you meet the standards required by TfL. We also offer a test preparation app to help you on your journey to success. 

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.

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Take IELTS in one of eight secure test centres located across London and gain the English language skills needed for working as a private hire driver.