Application requirements to be a Hackney Carriage driver are that applicants:
Any applicant with a conviction, caution, motoring offence or fixed penalty notice must declare so at the time of application. The application will then be referred to the licensing manager for a decision to be made in accordance with Slough Borough Council's enforcement policy.
The following forms should be completed and returned (in person) to the licensing office along with all requested documentation:
The required documentation are:
Please note that a DBS disclosure certificate is valid for 28 days from the date of issue. Slough Borough Council does not receive a copy of the DBS certificate and it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the original certificate has been produced to the licensing office within the 28 days. If the DBS disclosure certificate is not produced within 28 days, the hackney carriage driver's licence will not be issued and a new certificate will be required.
Applicants must provide the DVLA 'check code' in order for the status of their DVLA driver's licence to be verified.
This is a test to assess the applicant's knowledge of the:
The test will be booked at the applicant's initial submission appointment.
Please contact the licensing team for details of driver training providers.
This is a practical training course to make sure all hackney carriage drivers are fully aware and able to meet the needs of passengers with various disabilities. We do not provide this course but our licensing department can give details of various training centres. When you arrange your PATS training course, please specify you need to undertake and pass modules A, B1, B2, C1 and C2. Payment is made direct to the training provider.
The licensing team will give you a medical examination report form. This form must be taken to the applicant's own GP who will conduct a medical examination. Once the form has been completed it should be returned to the licensing office. Payment is made directly to the doctors' surgery and the medical form is valid for six months from the date it was signed by the GP.
Please note: we currently have a limit in place on the number of hackney carriage vehicle licences issued, therefore applications for new vehicle licences cannot be accepted.