Wirral’s ONLY accredited taxi training academy
Argyle Satellite’ training academy is Wirral’s ONLY accredited training centre offering the Level 2 BTEC qualification; Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (L2). All drivers are required to attain a pass certificate prior to becoming a licensed driver.
Where is the academy based?
The Argyle Satellite Training Academy is based at our headquarters in Birkenhead. Situated just a few minutes’ walk from both Hamilton Square and Conway Park Train Stations, and Birkenhead bus station.
When are the courses run?
Courses take place every two to four weeks dependent on demand. The scheduled teaching hours are between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, with all testing completed onsite.
How much does the BTEC cost?
The BTEC is currently priced at £195, however this is available for £65 for candidates wishing to drive for Argyle Satellite.
Will I have to have an induction?
All candidates must attend an induction prior to starting their training. At the induction, candidates will complete their course registration details and undertake an initial assessment. The initial assessment requires candidates to successfully pass a level 1 English and Mathematics examination.
What documents do I need to bring to the induction?
Candidates must bring their driving licence and either their birth certificate or current passport.
What about the Wirral knowledge test?
Wirral knowledge test takes place at Wallasey Town Hall, on the first Thursday of every month. We can however, provide advice and assistance to candidates studying for the Wirral knowledge test.
Where can I get more information on becoming a licensed Wirral private hire taxi driver?
More information on becoming a licensed driver is available on our Looking to become a driver page.