Other suitable evidence as alternatives to the TfL B1 English Test

Transport for London has provided a list of other alternative qualifications which you can pass and provide as evidence to adhere to the new English Language Requirement for Private Hire Drivers.

  • UK GCSE/O level (or equivalent) certificate at grades A* to G
  • UK AS-Level/A level certificate
  • UK NVQ*/B-Tech/City & Guilds qualification, along with confirmation from the awarding body that the qualification provided is equivalent to GCSE or above
  • UK BA Hons, BSc Hons degree or higher i.e. master’s, PhD
  • UK HNC/HND qualification
  • SELT certificate at B1 level or higher, issued by Trinity College London or IELTS showing proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening

Alternative Accepted Courses for TfL English Language Requirement

We off the following alternative courses that are accepted by TfL once passed and certified.

OTHM Business Studies Diploma Vocational Level 3 Course

£1,250

Duration 4 Months

  • 4 Month Vocational Course
  • Accepted by TfL
  • High Pass Rates
  • Includes test fees
  • Exam & Coursework Based
  • A-Level Equivalent
  • Exam at our Centre

Subsidiary Diploma in Business Edexcel Level 3 Course

£1,500

Duration 4 Months

  • 4 Month Vocational Course
  • Accepted by TfL
  • High Pass Rates
  • Includes test fees
  • Exam & Coursework Based
  • A-Level Equivalent
  • Exam at our Centre

ESOL Level 3 English Language Course also available

If you would like to learn a higher level of English Language which is also considered by Transport for London as evidence for English Language.

ESOL Level 3 English Course & Test Price: £450