Safe Access for Everyone (SAFE) (Taxi)

Qualification type: Short Course Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 997 Course Code: CR6763-01
Awarding body: Generic award - no awarding body (NONE)
Academic year: 14/15
Awarding body: 
Generic award - no awarding body (NONE)
Qualification type: 
Short Course
Openshaw Campus

What's the Safe Access for Everyone (SAFE) (Taxi) course about?

This course has been designed to improve awareness on disability issues for drivers within the hackney carriage trade. It is aimed at new drivers and drivers who are not familiar with the features on a hackney carriage vehicle or the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), introduced to protect a person with a disability from being discriminated against.

Areas covered on the course include:
- How to give relevant assistance to a person with a disability or impairment
- Correct usage of the swivel seat and step
- Correct loading and securing of a wheelchair using the extension ramp and belts
- The DDA and the key points for taxi drivers
- How discrimination can be avoided
- Barriers faced by taxi drivers and people with disabilities

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

You could go on to complete the Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi) NVQ Level 2 qualification.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants should be employed in the industry.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Safe Access for Everyone (SAFE) (Taxi) course?

This is a short course and does not lead to a formal qualification.


Short course

Course length

1 Day(s)

Weeks per year


Hours per week


As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.