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6 Easy steps to getting the Solihull Taxi driver licence

Updated: Apr 18


Solihull Taxi

Getting the Solihull Taxi licence can be a minefield. Don't worry! Simply Medicals is here to help!


Therefore, today we will be going through the process of becoming a Solihull Taxi driver.


Step 1

Driver and Disability assessment

£40

Running total £40

Firstly, there is an online course you must complete. The Course is 3 hours long and has a knowledge test. Furthermore, the course goes through your legal obligations relating to disability. Also how best to interact with disabled people.


However, you can book this with 2 providers. The Blue lamp trust (£40) or Solihull College (£50).


Your certificate is valid for 12 months.


Step 2

Solihull Taxi Medical

£49.99

Running total £89.99


Secondly, you will need to undertake a Solihull Taxi Medical.


The Solihull Taxi Medical can be carried out by your own GP or any GMC registered GP.

Furthermore, it is cheaper and easier to get your medical done with Simply Medicals. We offer a competitive price and evening / weekend appointments.


Book your Solihull Taxi Medical here.


Your certificate is valid for 1 month. Once submitted, it is needed every 3 years until the age of 60. After which, a yearly certificate is needed.


Step 3

DBS and DVLA code check

£48.50 for DBS. DVLA Check code is free.

Running Total £138.49


Following this, there are two online forms you can fill. You just need to follow the instructions on this website.


Step 4

The application

£113

Running Total £251.49

Importantly, you must apply with the application below.


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Furthermore, once completed, email the form to licensing@solihull.gov.uk.


Furthermore, the required documents you need are:

  1. Medical certificate (dated within 1 month)

  2. Disability Training pass certificate (dated within 3 months)

  3. Blue Lamp Driving Assessment certificate (dated within 12 months)

  4. Driving licence photocard and DVLA check code

  5. Passport photograph

  6. Proof of right to work in the UK

  7. DBS disclosure reference number

  8. Supporting documentation

  9. Application charge

Moreover, once you have submitted your application they will call you in for an interview.


Step 5

Suitability Assessment

£71.00

Running total £322.49


Lastly, the Solihull Council will carry out a written, verbal and multiple choice questions.

These are related to the highway code, driver safety, how to licence your vehicle, customer service etc.


Moreover, resources to help you with this are at the end of the Solihull Council Taxi application form.


Step 6

The Licence!

£348.00

Running total £670.49


Finally, once everything is done. Your approved licence fee needs to be paid.


Furthermore, you can now work and make the money back!


Good Luck!


Ultimately, It all starts with your Taxi Medical.


Your feedback is most welcome!


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