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
Days: Mon Tue & Wed
Time: 10:00-14:00

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

Start: 18/11/2019
Days: Mon Tue & Wed
Time: 10:00-14:00

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

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

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

Start: 10/02/2020
Days: Mon Tue & Wed
Time: 10:00-14:00

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

Start: 16/03/2020
Days: Mon Tue & Wed
Time: 10:00-14:00

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

Start: 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

£34,424

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 1,403
2020 1,410
2021 1,416

ANNUAL SALARY

£23,171 10%
£27,248 25%
£34,424 50%
£47,278 75%
£66,726 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

70 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.53%
25-34 15.57%
35-44 26%
45-54 35.65%
55-64 17.49%
65+ 2.74%

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

£72,821

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 19
2020 19
2021 19

ANNUAL SALARY

£36,400 10%
£53,560 25%
£72,821 50%
£105,186 75%
£141,669 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

£25,189

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 1,342
2020 1,353
2021 1,363

ANNUAL SALARY

£19,198 10%
£21,757 25%
£25,189 50%
£30,618 75%
£37,398 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

75 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 10.53%
25-34 25.08%
35-44 25.43%
45-54 24.75%
55-64 13.56%
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

£23,213

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 660
2020 663
2021 667

ANNUAL SALARY

£16,931 10%
£19,011 25%
£23,213 50%
£27,518 75%
£33,051 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

35 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.78%
25-34 17.77%
35-44 27.21%
45-54 28.4%
55-64 18.59%
65+ 5.22%

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

£22,339

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 413
2020 416
2021 419

ANNUAL SALARY

£12,480 10%
£14,747 25%
£22,339 50%
£30,846 75%
£34,611 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

25 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.32%
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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