Taxi Training Hampshire


To book an assessment with a driving-pro taxi trainer:

02392 752 525

Text : 07886 608249


You are much more likely to pass your taxi test if you have some training beforehand. It is probably some time since you last took a driving test. You will have the experience, but will you know what the examiner is looking for?

Over a period of time we all develop our own way of doing things. We can help you ensure that you’r driving matches the examiners’ way of doing things.

Taxi test training will take place with one of our advanced driving instructors.

Key info:

  • Blue Lamp and Diamond taxi tests covered
  • The cost is £30 per hour
  • Proof of insurance is required when using clients’ own car
  • Mock tests conducted


How to pass your taxi test

In Portsmouth and the surrounding areas taxi tests are conducted by The Blue Lamp Trust. They call it an assessment rather than a test. The examiner will want to know that you’re a safe, professional driver. 

Your assessment consists of a driving licence check and eyesight test followed by a 45-minute driving assessment across a variety of road types. In practise this means you can be anywhere in a 20-minute radius of where you start the test. Failing the eyesight test or do not having your licence to show the examiner means you will fail before you even get into your car.

The less the examiner notices about your driving the better. When you get into any car and the driver is a good one, you will feel safe and relaxed. This is what your passengers should feel when they are in a cab with a professional driver. Safe and relaxed is how the examiner wants to feel.

Before your Blue Lamp Taxi Test make sure you are able to pass. Here at driving-pro, we see a lot of drivers who have taken a test without any training and have failed miserably.

At the beginning of your test, the examiner will say he wants you to be smooth, safe and legal. If you can do those three things, you should be just fine. Remember that the examiner can only mark what he sees on the day.

This means that some people fail by bad luck. But others pass with a bit of good luck. Your job as a professional driver is to replace luck with skill.

Once you have passed your Blue Lamp Trust Assessment you will be well on the way to becoming a professional taxi driver.

Our Driving Courses

We are proud to offer individually personalised driving lessons for beginners and experienced drivers

Our qualified, professional instructors want to get you driving in a relaxed and positive atmosphere where you will enjoy learning to drive properly.


Learner Driver Courses

Our friendly and experienced driving instructors will guide you through all of the stages of passing your driving test.

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Refresher Driver Training

Want motorway experience or never driven in the UK? We will help you to become safe and confident on the road again.

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Taxi Training

You are much more likely to pass your taxi test if you have some training beforehand. We know what the examiner is looking for.

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“I had Liam as an amazing  Instructor who managed to give me in just a week the strength an knowledge to pas my Blue Lamp Trust test. Very calm he explained to me all Highway code safety rules and the reason they exist, many times without getting nervous i did not get it in first time. I will recommend Liam to new and becoming private hire drivers to make the streets safer. Very fun and friendly and always patient. Great diving teacher, don’t forget DRIVING-PRO with LIAM will make your dreams come true!!!”

Florin Neculaie

“I was very impressed with Liam and his ability to convey instructions and advice in a calm, measured manner at just the right level for me to be able to digest and implement all I was being told.  I was seeking instruction in anticipation of completing a Blue Lamp driving assessment and was particularly impressed with Liam’s approach in getting me to inform him of areas In my driving I felt were weak and needed tweaking alongside his professional observations and amendments to my driving as whole.”

After thirty years of driving it was of great help to have somebody reinforce all details that made me a smoother, safer driver that I had lost over the years; and to do it in a way that was never judgemental but was informative and considerate.

I came away feeling how useful it would be if maybe everybody chose to have an evaluation of their driving every once in a while.

Dave Webster

“Very professional easy going and understanding to my specific needs. Clearly has years of experience in this field. Highly recommend, for first time drivers or like myself an experienced driver that needs to take a separate driving assessment to allow me to further my chosen career.”

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