Course Duration

10.5 hr(s)

Mode of Assessment

The assessment is designed to test all the competencies required of a certified TDVL or a PDVL holder. The format of assessment is as follows:

PDVL Course Assessment

Paper A consists of:

  • M1 (15 minutes): Apply On-The-Road Safety Practices
  • M2 (15 minutes): Applying Essential Engagement and Handling Techniques with Passengers

Paper B consists of:

  • M3B (45 minutes): Comply with Rules and Regulations for PHC Drivers

Paper C consists of:

  • M5 (30 minutes): Apply Principles of Route Planning Using Printed Street Directory and Digital Navigational Tools

Total: 1 hour 45 minutes

This Assessment is conducted at Republic polytechnic.

Who Should Attend

This course provides training to aspiring taxi and private hire car drivers who wish to obtain the Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL) issued by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA).



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Course Overview

This course comprises of

  • 4 modules (M1, M2, M3B, M5) for candidates interested in obtaining the PDVL.

Learners must attend the required modules and pass all the prescribed assessments for the modules before being certified for the PDVL.

Course Schedule

Next available schedule

Course Objectives

The course enables learners to acquire all the competencies required to provide point-to-point services to commuters as a profession, and to help drivers pass the prescribed assessments to obtain the PDVL issued by LTA.


  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Be at least 30 years old at the point of application
  • Have a valid Class 3 or 3A Singapore driving licence for a continuous period of at least 1 year at the point of application
  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • PDVL Approval to Course (ATC) from LTA
  • LTA Medical Report

Course Outline

  • Apply On-the-Road Safety Practices
  • Apply Essential Engagement and Handling Techniques with Passengers
  • Comply with Rules and Regulations for Taxi and Private Hire Car (PHC) Drivers
  • Apply Principles of Route Planning Using Printed Street Directory and Digital Navigational Tools

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

  • Certificate of completion from NTUC LearningHub

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub.

Additional Details

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1:25

Mode of Delivery: Physical Class

  • Participants are required to bring a smart phone for Module 5 to get practise on using the apps to able to use digital maps to navigate from point A to point B.


Course Fee


Course Fee


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Please proceed to either of our branches (Devan Nair Institute, NTUC Trade Union House or Lifelong Learning Institute) for course registration.


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SkillsFuture Credit: 

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.


  • This course is eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).
  • NTUC members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under UTAP. 

PSEA: ​​​​​​

  • To check for Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) eligibility for this course, visit:
    SkillsFuture (TGS-2022012384)  for Face-to-Face class
  • Scroll down to “Keyword Tags” to verify for PSEA eligibility. 
  • If there is “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is eligible for PSEA.  
  • And if there is no “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is ineligible for PSEA. 
  • Not all courses are eligible for PSEA funding.

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding: 

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year.
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee.
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim. 

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Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees.

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