Free NVQ course for taxi drivers

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A COURSE for taxi and private hire drivers is being offered free of charge in Kettering.

The National Vocational Qualification in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire) is being funded by the Government.

It is being held at the George Hotel in Sheep Street and lasts five weeks, with one three-hour session each week.

Participants do not have to take an end test to pass but will be assessed by a licensed taxi driver who has trained to be a qualified assessor.

The Government will review all taxi legislation this year and could withdraw course funding, so organisers are urging people to sign up now.

For more information or to book your place call Tony Barlow on 07931 576282.