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 relating to English testing and the Taxi Theory Training please contact the Licensing team.

Price increase from 1st April 2023

From the 1st April 2023 the price of the Taxi Practical will be increased from £85.00 to £94.00

Complete a Practical Test

Book your Practical Test online

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 online

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

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Attending a test

You must bring:

  • Your driving licence
  • a face covering, unless you have a good reason not to wear one
  • a car to take the test in
  • proof that you are insured for the car you are taking the test in and that it is insured for the purposes of the test
  • proof that there is no recall action relating to your car
  • A code from: GOV UK: 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).
  • A pen to sign for your test

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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