Diamond are a leading provider of private hire and taxi tests
Diamond is a leading provider of government accredited training and assessments for occupational drivers and riders and part of the largest professional driver training association in the UK. As such we already work with a large number of local authorities to provide driver training and testing services specifically designed for the taxi and private hire market.
Once you have purchased an appropriate Taxi Test below, your details will be forwarded to your nominated examiner who will aim to be in touch within the next 48 hours (Monday-Friday) with a view to booking your test within the next 5-10 working days.
Your examiner will arrange a mutually convenient date, time and place local to you to conduct your test. We do not have specific locations and your examiner will discuss meeting places and any other queries with you once your booking has been made. Please confirm your booking reference with your examiner. You will need a car suitable for test purposes (we do not supply cars) which has current and valid insurance, MOT, road tax and is roadworthy in terms of lights, tyres etc.
Upon successful completion of your Diamond test your examiner will send your report to us for processing . You will then be posted a certificate together with a copy of your test report.
Standard Taxi Test
The standard taxi test is a 45 minute test which includes a variety of roads and where possible motorways. You will be asked to do two manoeuvres and an element of independent driving. To pass this test, you must make no serious or dangerous faults and no more than 9 driver faults.
Enhanced Taxi Test
The enhanced taxi test is for 60 minutes. This test is the standard practical test including a wheelchair exercise which lasts 15 minutes. You will need a wheelchair accessible vehicle to take this test. A wheelchair is provided for the test. To pass this test, you must make no serious or dangerous faults and no more than 9 driver faults.