Topographical Skills Assessment Centres (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3957
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

TfL say that private hire applicants are required to undertake a topographical skills assessment as part of their application, but applicants may be exempt if they are previously licensed PHV drivers who have passed a topographical skills test. In 2014/15 and 2015/16 how many applicants received this exemption?

Answer

Answer for Topographical Skills Assessment Centres (3)

Answer for Topographical Skills Assessment Centres (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Exemptions were granted to 2,835 private hire driver applicants in 2014/15 and to 3,159 applicants in 2015/16.

Exemptions are granted where an applicant can demonstrate they already possess topographical knowledge skills. For example, if they are a taxi driver that has completed the Knowledge of London.