PeopleCert signs multi-year contract with Transport for London, providing English Language Tests for Licensed Private Hire Drivers across London
LanguageCert, 31 August 2021
Starting in 2021, PeopleCert will provide English language exams to individuals wanting to obtain a Private Hire Driver’s License with Transport for London.
London, United Kingdom: PeopleCert, a global leader in the development and delivery of examinations, is delighted to announce the signing of an exclusive, multi-year contract with Transport for London, to provide LanguageCert English language exams to individuals sitting for their London Private Hire Driver’s License.
LanguageCert (a member of PeopleCert Group) is an Ofqual regulated awarding body dedicated to language skills assessment and certification.
This multi-year agreement forms part of Transport for London’s new licensing procedures to be introduced later in 2021 and aims to ensure that the English language skills of potential private hire drivers across London are assessed using state of the art, secure and recognised testing procedures.
Potential drivers will be required to sit a Speaking and Listening testing solution to certify B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
“We are thrilled to be part of a program that enhances the career opportunities of individuals across London. Providing English language exams to potential licensed drivers and being recognised by Transport for London as a leading English Language exam provider is a great honour.” says Byron Nicolaides, Chairman and CEO of PeopleCert.
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About PeopleCert and LanguageCert
LanguageCert is an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation dedicated to language skills assessment and certification. It is a UK-based company of PeopleCert Group, a global leader in the certification industry, that has been delivering millions of exams in over 200 countries.
LanguageCert develops its own qualifications and offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality English language certifications at all CEFR levels, catering to candidates wanting to study, work or live in English-speaking environments. For the delivery of its own qualifications, as well as for examinations delivered in collaboration with its partners, LanguageCert deploys state-of-the-art, innovative, and flexible exam administration technologies and systems developed by PeopleCert, which are tailor-made to each exam’s specific requirements.
LanguageCert qualifications are internationally recognised by official authorities, universities, colleges, and organisations.
LanguageCert is committed to serving its network of Approved Test Centres, and all language schools and teachers who prepare students for LanguageCert qualifications to world-class standards. The quality of its range of qualifications is continuously monitored and verified by an Advisory Council of world leading academics.
About Transport for London (TfL)
TfL was created in 2000 as the integrated body responsible for London’s transport system. TfL is a functional body of the Greater London Authority. Its primary role is to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy and manage transport services to, from and within London. TfL manages London’s buses, the Tube network, Docklands Light Railway, Overground and Trams. TfL also runs Santander Cycles, London River Services, Victoria Coach Station, the Emirates Air Line and London Transport Museum. As well as controlling a 580km network of main roads and the city’s 6,000 traffic lights, TfL also regulates London’s taxis and private hire vehicles and the Congestion Charge scheme.