Pass TfL B1 English Test/Ilford, East London

Pass TfL B1 English Test in Ilford, East London


We take pride in success, therefore, it is our pleasure to support existing or prospective Private Hire or PCO drivers to meet TfL English language requirement.  We do have an excellent success rate, therefore come and see us for a one to one session so that we can discuss the various options available.

Option 1

Training and preparation to sit the B1 test at one of Trinity College London  test centres i.e. Holborn, Hammersmith or Croydon.  Refer to Trinity College website for more information –

Option 2 

This B1 English equivalent test can be taken in our academy in Ilford in a very relaxed environment.

Not everyone can sit an exam or test at one go, therefore, this option allows candidates to work at their own pace by taking the exam or test by module/components i.e.

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Existing or Prospective Private Hire/PCO Drivers will have the option of taking the Listening & Speaking test with a group of other candidates and then take the Reading and Writing on the same day or on separate days.

Option 3 

TfL has indicated that they will take an equivalent to the B1 English test and they have outlined on their website what they would be happy to take.  Therefore, we have short courses and programmes that current or prospective Private Hire/PCO drivers can progress with fully accredited qualifications from recognised awarding bodies completed in a hassel free environment.

  • One to one sessions to complete these qualifications can be booked around your schedule
  • Sessions are usually available during the days, evenings and on Saturdays however please check availability of Saturday sessions as these are usually limited

Refer to TfL’s website for more information on these option:



  • Our standard cost for Option 1 is £170
  • Our standard cost for Option 2 is £280
  • Our standard cost for Option 3 is £380 – £450

Final cost will however depends on the results following an initial assessment.

We will support drivers to meet TfL’s English Language Requirement through one of the above options.  We will arrange an initial one to one session with each driver to determine the most suitable option for them.  We can offer additional English Language Support if required.  Refer to this link/section on our website for more information on this.