Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

What is this course about?

The course helps define the role and responsibilities of professional taxi and private hire drivers towards their customers, themselves and the general public. They are required to work within the guidelines of the local licencing authorities’ conditions and by the national legislations. An awareness/knowledge of the industry before taking up the role as a taxi or private hire driver is now seen to be crucial in becoming successful ambassadors for the local area and for a greater public appreciation of the local passenger transport facilities.

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Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Start: 17/09/2019
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Time: 10:00-14:00

Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Start: 14/10/2019
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Time: 10:00-14:00

Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Start: 18/11/2019
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Time: 10:00-14:00

Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Start: 06/01/2020
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Time: 10:00-14:00

Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Start: 10/02/2020
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Time: 10:00-14:00

Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Start: 16/03/2020
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Time: 10:00-14:00

Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Start: 27/04/2020
Days: Mon Tue & Wed
Time: 10:00-14:00

Introduction to the Role of Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver BTEC Level 2

Start: 01/06/2020
Days: Mon Tue & Wed
Time: 10:00-14:00

How is it taught

It is a knowledge based qualification which is delivered by qualified industry competent tutors in a classroom environment. This course can be delivered over a short period of time i.e. 3 weeks or a longer period subject to demand.

What else do I need to know?


Upon completion you will be required to make an application to your local licencing authorities for granting of the licence. A CRB application will be sent by the licencing authority for which there will be a charge along with the cost of the application. A group 2 medical test which is a requirement for all professionally qualified drivers will be part of the application process.

What could I do next?


Apply to Stoke-on-Trent College for enrolment information. To ensure you are fully aware of the licence application process/cost please contact the intended licencing authority you would like to work in.

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Managers and directors in transport and distribution

Managers and directors in transport and distribution plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the safe, efficient and economic movement of passengers and freight by road, rail, sea and air transport.

Key Responsibilities

  • Arranges for maintenance of airport runways and buildings, liaises with fuel and catering crews to ensure adequate supplies and resolves any complaints and problems raised by airport users.
  • Supervises day-to-day activities in a railway station.
  • Ensures that harbour channels and berths are maintained and liaises with ship owners, crew, customs officials, dock and harbour staff to arrange entry, berthing and servicing of ships.
  • Ensures that regulations regarding hours of work, the licensing of crews and transport equipment, the operational safety and efficiency of equipment, the insurance of vehicles and other statutory regulations are complied with.
  • Directs the movement, handling and storage of freight in transit, and reviews space utilisation, staffing and distribution expenditure to determine future distribution policies.
  • Examines traffic reports, load patterns, traffic receipts and other data and revises transport services or freight rates accordingly.
  • Plans the optimum utilisation of staff and operating equipment, and co-ordinates maintenance activities to ensure least possible disruption to services.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£27,893

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,460
2019 1,458
2020 1,457

ANNUAL SALARY

£16,910 10%
£21,174 25%
£27,893 50%
£37,523 75%
£52,125 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

61 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.58%
25-34 15.38%
35-44 26.22%
45-54 35.5%
55-64 17.47%
65+ 2.82%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 5.65%
Level 1 11.15%
Level 2 25.74%
Level 3 26.62%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 10.84%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 16.4%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 3.03%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.56%

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

Aircraft flight deck officers check, regulate, adjust and test engines and other equipment prior to take-off, navigate and pilot aircraft and give flying lessons.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accompanies pupil on training flights and demonstrates flying techniques.
  • Performs specified tests to determine aircraft.
  • Maintains radio contact and discusses weather conditions with air traffic controllers.
  • Monitors fuel consumption, air pressure, engine performance and other indicators during flight and advises pilot of any factors that affect the navigation or performance of the aircraft.
  • Directs or undertakes the operation of controls to fly aeroplanes and helicopters, complying with air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures.
  • Directs or undertakes routine checks on engines, instruments, control panels, cargo distribution and fuel supplies.
  • Studies flight plan, discusses it with flight deck crew and makes any necessary adjustments.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£90,064

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 21
2019 21
2020 20

ANNUAL SALARY

£34,715 10%
£63,190 25%
£90,064 50%
£123,344 75%
£171,621 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

1 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.18%
25-34 27.7%
35-44 36.42%
45-54 23.61%
55-64 9.91%
65+ 0.16%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 3.27%
Level 2 3.8%
Level 3 27.08%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 7.85%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 49.26%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 7.6%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 1.14%

Transport and distribution clerks and assistants

Workers in this unit group perform various clerical functions relating to the transport and distribution of goods and freight.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains records regarding the movement and location of freight, containers and staff.
  • Obtains customs clearance and processes import and export documentation necessary for the movement of goods between countries.
  • Monitors tachograph readings and maintains records of hours worked and distance travelled by drivers.
  • Formulates delivery loads, vehicle schedules and routes to be followed by delivery staff.
  • Processes customer orders and forwards requisition documentation to storage and distribution personnel.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£24,814

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,245
2019 1,255
2020 1,262

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,429 10%
£21,070 25%
£24,814 50%
£29,910 75%
£36,982 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

60 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 10.56%
25-34 24.94%
35-44 25.51%
45-54 24.82%
55-64 13.52%
65+ 0.62%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 3.4%
Level 1 10.93%
Level 2 25.97%
Level 3 25.92%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 8%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 24.53%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 1.03%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.2%

Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group supervise and undertake the operation of machines to transport, excavate, grade, level, and compact sand, earth, gravel and similar materials, drive piles into the ground and lay surfaces of asphalt, concrete and chippings, and operate other mobile machines not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 822: Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cleans, oils and greases machine and carries out minor repairs.
  • Directs refilling of machine hopper and repeats operations as necessary.
  • Watches operation and removes any likely obstacle or obstructions.
  • Manipulates levers, pedals and switches to manoeuvre vehicle, regulate angle and height of blades, buckets and hammers and starts conveyor, suction or water spraying system.
  • Fixes any necessary extensions onto machine and loads machine with asphalt, concrete, bitumen, tar, stone chippings or any other required materials.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£20,654

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 644
2019 650
2020 656

ANNUAL SALARY

£14,872 10%
£17,326 25%
£20,654 50%
£25,106 75%
£30,202 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

35 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.69%
25-34 18.11%
35-44 27.2%
45-54 28.24%
55-64 18.39%
65+ 5.34%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 14.07%
Level 1 32.65%
Level 2 26.81%
Level 3 18.6%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 2.91%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 4.08%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 0.87%

Other drivers and transport operatives n.e.c.

Jobholders in this unit group monitor the activities of bus drivers, conductors and other road transport depot drivers, undertake various tasks related to water transportation, and perform other transportation tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 823: Other Drivers and Transport Operatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guides horses or ponies and drives horse drawn vehicles to transport goods and passengers.
  • Operates and maintains locks, opens and closes moving bridges across inland waterways and docks, and measures depth of water in canals, rivers, etc. to determine possible dumping or dredging sites.
  • Operates and maintains lighthouses and navigational lights in harbours, and assists in mooring craft.
  • Checks that goods have been correctly loaded into vehicle, monitors and records information from tachograph, and arranges for servicing, refuelling, cleaning and repair of depot vehicles.
  • Organises relief and replacement crews as necessary, ensures compliance with regulations regarding the carrying of passengers and luggage, and submits reports of any irregularities.
  • Checks that vehicles run as scheduled, monitors number of passengers travelling particular routes and makes recommendations for improvement of services.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£15,870

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 420
2019 424
2020 426

ANNUAL SALARY

£11,024 10%
£12,813 25%
£15,870 50%
£20,280 75%
£22,984 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

21 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.33%
25-34 20.02%
35-44 21.52%
45-54 23.79%
55-64 21.33%
65+ 5.98%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 2.65%
Level 1 19.87%
Level 2 31.42%
Level 3 30.26%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 5.28%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 10.53%
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