English test preparation workshops for taxi or private hire drivers
All new Buckinghamshire taxi drivers must pass a Council-approved Versant English language test or hold an equivalent level qualification to apply for a licence.
From the 6 September 2022, existing drivers will have to pass the test or hold an equivalent qualification at the point that their licence is due for renewal.
For example, if your licence renewal date is 1 October 2022, you'll need to pass an English language test by this date.
The Versant English test evaluates your ability to communicate in spoken English, in everyday situations. View this video about preparing for the Versant Test
Workshops for English language test preparation
We offer monthly preparation workshops at Amersham and Aylesbury to help you get ready for the Versant English language test.
These cost £39 per 3 hour workshop.
An ESOL (entry level 3) qualification is equivalent to the Council-approved Versant English language test.
We offer ESOL courses in Chesham, High Wycombe and Aylesbury.
The cost is £290 for a 14 week course (70 hours).