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  • Local Knowledge Assessments are now available for booking, however bookings can only be taken over the phone and payments to be made by bank transfer before the date of assessment call 01482 353022 to make a booking.  

  • The Taxi BTEC course and the Literacy and Numeracy are currently not available and If you have any queries with regards to Taxi licensing please call Hull City Council on 01482 300300.

This assessment is required for all persons wanting to apply to Hull City Council for their taxi licence.

Entry Requirements 


Assessment Overview

The local knowledge assessment is designed to test your topography knowledge and communication skills.  The knowledge assessment is broken down into two main parts and usually takes just over 2 hours to complete.

Part 1 - destination identification and route setting 

Identify a number of places in the Hull City location boundary, identifying road names.  Map out routes you would take from one destination to another. 

Part 2 - speaking and listening 
Describing routes to and from locations both written and verbally in order to demonstrate clear communication skills. 


Assessments are usually held on a Friday.  The assessment is undertaken in exam conditions and is mainly paper based. 


The cost of the ¨Local Knowledge Assessment—including speaking and listening is £36 (inclusive of VAT)

How to Book

To book your Local Knowledge Assessment you call 01482 353022 and pay the fee by cash or bank transfer before your assessment date.  You must bring with you your driving licence or photo ID which can be checked by our staff.

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