Taxi Practical Tests are moving

Please Note that the Taxi Practical Tests will be moving from the DRAM Centre to Transport Services Vine Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6NT. These changes will be from Monday 5th February 2024. Therefore any Taxi Practical Tests after the 5th Feb will be conducted from our Vine Street Depot.

Kirklees Council run practical and theory training for drivers applying to become licensed taxi drivers.

The Driver Training team carry out practical tests and you can book below. For information about English testing and the taxi theory training please contact the Licensing team.

Complete a practical test

Book your practical test online

  • If you are intending to apply for your licence with Kirklees Council you need to first read the Fitness and Suitability statement.
  • Please read the Taxi Practical Driving Test terms and conditions before you book your test.
  • All tests are run from Transport Services, Vine Street, Huddersfield HD1 6NT

Paperclip You will need your driving licence number to log in. If you are rebooking your course you will also need your booking reference.

Book your practical test

How the practical test operates and who can attend

Format of the test

  • The test lasts no more than 1 hour in total
  • Includes a drive of around 40 mins
  • The test costs £94

There are 5 parts to the driving test:

  • ID/licence check
  • Highway Code questions
  • Medical fitness and an eyesight check
  • Vehicle check to make sure your vehicle is roadworthy
  • General driving ability and a manoeuvre

Highway Code Revision Guide Questions

Attending a test

You must bring:

  • Your driving licence
  • a car to take the test in
  • Have an insurance certificate to show that you, the driver, are insured to drive the vehicle in which you intend to take this test and that the vehicle is specifically covered for the purpose of a Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire test or assessment.
  • proof that there is no recall action relating to your car - Check a Vehicle Recall
  • A code from: View of share your driving licence information to allow the examiner to check your licence
  • If you are using a licensed taxi vehicle to take the test, you will need to bring proof that you are the licensed taxi driver for that vehicle (your taxi badge).

Your test will be cancelled, with no refund if you arrive without the correct documentation.

To rearrange or cancel your test

  • You can rebook your test online. You will need your driving licence number and booking reference to log on
  • If you cancel within 5 days of the test date you will be charged a short notice rebooking fee
  • If you cancel more than 5 days in advance you don't pay anything extra

Contact Licensing

Contact Driver Training

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