A Private Hire Car Driver's Licence permits an individual to operate any Private Hire Car licensed by this Authority.
If you also intend to apply for the grant of a Private Hire Car Licence please ensure you read the policy prior to submitting the application.
From 1 January 2020 no private hire car driver or taxi driver grant applications will be accepted by the Licensing Authority without the Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Car Driver at SCQF Level 5.
Following the meeting of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee on the 21 April 2021, the committee agreed to implement the Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5 as a requirement for the renewal of a taxi driver's licence and private hire car driver's licence with effect from 1st January 2022.
Please note that any drivers who have a taxi driver licence or private hire car driver's licence with an expiry date on or after the 1 January 2022, irrespective of when you lodge your application, must have completed the training for your application to be accepted.
Information on training providers for this course can be found at https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/90017.html or by contacting the SQA on 0345 279 1000.
Read our Guidance on Applying [262kb] for information on the application process including details of:
Please refer to our Fees and Charges [217kb] document for details of the current fees and accepted payment methods.
The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.
Any person can make an objection or representation against a grant or renewal application during the 28 day consultation period.
Read our guidance on making an objection or representation for more information.