Book TfL English Language Test
From the 14th October 2016 all new and renewal applicants for the TfL Private Hire Licence will need to provide evidence of their ability to communicate in English. This will include Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening. TfL has also set a transition time, which means new and renewal applicants will get their private hire licence but will have until the end of September 2017 to provide sufficient certification or proof of their ability to communicate in English.
Applicants from the 1st of October 2017 will need to have the evidence ready at the time of applying to become a Private Hire Driver in London.
The English Language Requirement is for ALL new and renewal drivers, regardless of if they where born in the UK or have UK Citizenship.
B1 English Language Course 1 Week
B1 English Language Course 2 Weeks
B1 English Language Course 4 Weeks
1 Week Intensive
2 Weeks Course
16 days over 4 weeks
Where do I take the TfL English Language Test?
Transport for London has approved 3 test centres in and around London, you will only be able to take your test at these centres as they provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT).
What will the TfL English Language Test Cost?
If you book through us we will charge you £180, which covers your test fees.
What proof do I need to show for Tfl English Test?
You will need to provide a B1 English Language (CEFR proficient) Certificate from a TfL approved test centre. This means you cannot just provide a B1 certificate that you have gained from a different test centre.
For individuals who have studied in the UK at a secondary school level and have completed their GCSE (or similar) with a A* to G grade may provide this as it is the closest to a B1 level qualification.
If you have studied at the B1 or GSCE level at an English speaking school abroad, you may also submit any certification for this qualification and it will be considered by TfL.
Students who have studied their ESOL may also provide their original B1 certificate as evidence and it will also be considered by TfL.
What is the English Test for Private Hire Drivers?
The ISE I B1 Secure English Test covers all 4 aspects of the English Language Requirement. You will be tested on Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.
The test itself can be completed in a day and if you pass you will receive your certificates within 15 working days.
How long is the TfL English Language Test?
The TfL English Language test for Reading & Writing test will last 2 hours, you will get 2 reading tasks, 1 reading into writing task and 1 writing task.
The Speaking & Listening test will be around 18 minutes, you will need to do 1 task off the topic you choose, 1 conversation task and 2 listening tasks.
How do I revise for TfL English Language Test?
We offer English Language courses to suit all different candidates from low, medium and high levels. Our teachers will meet you and determine what level of English you need to be taught, you will then be booked in for the right course and trained until you are ready to pass your B1 English Language tests.
As a part of your revision you will need to attend weekly classes and do mock exams to prepare for the real thing.
The price of the B1 English Language Course will be determined depending on how many weeks of training you will require before the test. Please fill in your details on the form to the right and one of our teachers will call you to determine your level of English.