TfL’s PCO Licence
Welcome London’s Official PCO Licence website. London’s Private Hire Drivers License. We are fully recognised and Approved by TfL.
If you’re looking to apply for your PCO Licence & become your own boss, get away from the 9-5 or simply want to get on-board and get licensed the Quickest Way (3 to 6 weeks instead of the standard 16 weeks) you’ve come to the right place. Click here to see our All Inclusive Package, the Platinum Package. You’ll need to know the PCO Licence Requirements, the costs and how to get the PCO licence application forms.
This website is your complete guide. Here you will find step-by-step advice on how to go about getting licensed. There is a great demand for PCO Drivers in London so what’s stopping you? Apply Now!
What is a PCO Licence?
The licensing scheme was run by the Public Carriage Office (PCO), a department of Transport for London. People still refer to a PCO Licence in reference to the Private Hire Drivers Licence. The PCO Licence is needed to do Minicab or Chauffeur work in and around London. Without a PCO Licence no Minicab or Chauffeur company will employ you.
As a PCO Licensed driver you can have the freedom and flexibility to work in London and have a lucrative career with the potential for earning a £40,000+ salary. The only limit to your wages are the hours you choose to work + who you work for. There’s great bonuses to be made during seasonal work at Christmas and New Year when your potential earnings go through the roof!
We are experiencing a huge onset of mobile apps which is making this career path more alluring. Once you are licensed there’s so much potential. Technically, you could work with several companies via mobile apps and exponentially increase your daily income. Some clients report earning between £150 and £450 per day. Potentially giving you a gross income of around £1000 to £2500 per week! and having the freedom to work around your family life and other commitments.
What are the Licence requirements?
If you want to apply for the PCO licence, you’ll need to fulfill a few requirements :
- You must be at least 21 years of age.
- You will need to have held a full DVLA, Northern Ireland or European Economic Area (EEA) state driving licence for at least 3 years.
- You must meet the DVLA Group 2 medical standards similar to those required for drivers of large goods vehicles, buses and coaches. This is done by having a 30 minute PCO Medical Check .
- You will need to undergo a DBS check, Criminal Record Check to ensure you’re an honest and trustworthy character
- You must provide evidence of your Topographical Test to show your map reading and route finding skills.
- B1 English Language Requirement
Please visit our helpful PCO Packages Page and see which option best suites you.
How much does the PCO licence cost?
The cost of the PCO Licence is currently £250 (£150 application fee and £100 license fee) which is the fee payable to TfL. You will also have to factor in an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check (DBS) (£57), the Topographical Test which we can help you out with. Finally, there is the medical examination (£80) which we can assist you with. As you can see your looking at over £450 for the PCO Licence application. Once you get your PCO Licence it will be valid for 3 years.
How to make the PCO Licence Application?
If you think you fulfill the criteria set out above then give us a call on 020 3780 1055. We’ve been dealing with such applications for over 8 years. To make life easier we have several Packages which speed up your application quickly and easily. Please feel free to give us a call. We help licence 000’s of PCO Licence applicants each and every year