You will need a public passenger vehicle ancillary certificate if you intend to drive a public passenger vehicle that is authorised to carry passengers for reward. A small public passenger vehicle is one with less than 10 seats (including the driver). A large public passenger vehicle is one with more than 10 seats (including the driver).
There are two types of public passenger vehicle ancillary certificates:
- Taxi - applies to both standard taxi's and wheelchair accessible taxi's (WATs).
- Passenger transport - including coach / bus, luxury hire car, limited passenger service and other small passenger vehicles.
A taxi ancillary certificate allows you to drive any public passenger vehicle that your driver licence class allows. However, you need to successfully have undertaken relevant training to be eligible to drive a WAT.
A passenger transport ancillary certificate allows you to drive any public passenger vehicle that your driver licence class allows, except taxis. An ancillary certificate to drive a public passenger vehicle or taxi will appear as a condition on the back of your driver's licence.