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Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver Licences – High Peak Borough Council


How to apply for your Enhanced DBS Check & DVLA Check

Personnel Checks has been contracted by High Peak Borough Council to facilitate Enhanced DBS & DVLA checks for their Hackney Carriage & Private Hire (Dual) Driver Licence applicants. As part of the licensing process, it is essential that a full Enhanced DBS Disclosure and DVLA checks are completed prior to the badge being issued.

Please note: By purchasing your DBS & DVLA Check with us, you agree to Personnel Checks sharing any information regarding your application with High Peak Borough Council to support your Taxi/Private Hire Licence application. Please click here to view Personnel Checks' Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about how your data will be used please contact us on 01254 355679 or email [email protected] 

To begin the process, please ensure you meet the requirements below:

New applicant requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age and have held a full driving licence for at least 12 months
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and have the following original documents
    - Current British Passport
    - Current EEA Passport
    - Home office registration certificate document or document certifying permanent residence
    - Permanent residence card
    - Biometric residence permit
    - Current passport endorsed to show exemption from immigration control, indefinite residence, right of abode or no time limit on staying in the UK 

 After DBS Certificate:

  • Enrol on a safeguarding training course provided by the local authority
  • Undertake a Knowledge Test
  • Enrol on a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi or Private Hire Driver or the NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire)
  • Your licence will only be issued for 1 year and will not be renewed if you do not complete the BTEC or NVQ course
  • You must provide an independent medical certificate equivalent to group 2 on the prescribed form

 For further information you may need in order to apply for your taxi badge, please click here.