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New application for a Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Drivers Licence

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You must be over 21 years of age and have held a full DVLA drivers licence for a minimum of 12 months.

All new applicants must now pass a driving assessment and complete a taxi driver’s course held at Tameside College. Below is information that you will need in order to apply for a taxi driver’s badge within the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside. We do not hold any further information regarding this.

Application Process

Below is information that you will need in order to apply for a taxi driver’s badge within Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.
 
You must contact one of the verified agents below in order to arrange a driving assessment test. Please note we do not hold any further information regarding this.
 
TfGM – Taxi Driver Assessment (Drive Safe)
0300 123 1518
Book online – https://tfgm.com/drivesafe/taxi-driver-assessment

Mitchells Driving School
phone 0161 367 8929
mobile 07989 443 556
https://www.taxidrivingtest.co.uk/

Defensive Driver Training
www.mytaxitest.co.uk

IAM RoadSmart
https://www.iamroadsmart.com/campaign-pages/business-campaigns/tameside-taxi-assessment
 
You must also complete a one day taxi driver assessment course that is held at Tameside College. The fee for this course is £100.00. They can be contacted on: 0161 908 6600.  
 
For more details on this course and how to book, 
 
Once you have completed the above steps, you are able to apply for a Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Driver Licence. However, you must produce your pass certificates in person at the Licensing Department.

New driver grant applications are only accepted at the Licensing Customer Service Desk at Tame Street Depot, Tame Street, Stalybridge SK15 1ST.

Please be aware that the application process can take some time, as part of the process a Disclosure and Barring Service check will be undertaken and those checks can, in some cases, take months to complete.

We look forward to receiving your application.