PCO London is a TFL Topographical Assessment & Training & Test Centre based in Lewisham, SE13 5PT. South East London and have been since TfL changed the requirements back in 2017. We have been doing Topographical Assessments since 2006 and Training since 2017 when TfL also approved us as a TfL approved Topographical Centre.
We have a great team of Peter, Joe, Liam & Keith. Peter has over 30 years of experience in the minicab industry Peter started doing Topographical Training for PCO London in 2017 and has since trained thousands of people to pass the Topographical Assessment! We understand that the assessment can be difficult and stressful for some people, it is of course imperative to trust the company and the person teaching you. We vow to go above and beyond for every student, always providing these high service levels, whilst always remaining calm, friendly, and with a positive attitude.
In 2022 the Topographical Assessment changed and you now only have 90 minutes instead of 2 hours to take the Topographical Assessment and Tfl have also changed the number of journeys from 6 journeys to 3 or 4 journeys, we believe this has increased the difficult and means there is no room for mistakes when you sit the exam with Tfl, this is why we recommenced that you take at least one topographical training lesson before you go to the exam with Tfl and the pass rate is only around 45%-50% so even if you are fairly confident it is better to make sure so you do not come unstuck when taking the Topographical Assessment.
Is it important to remember that you only get 2 attempts at the Tfl Topographical Assessment and before having to restart your application with Tfl, this is why it is vital to make sure you are prepared as there is so little margin for error. If you do not pass the Topographical Assessment in these 2 attempts it could cost you so much time and money and most costly thing is that it is stopping you from getting your licence and earning on the road. This is why we cannot stress enough how important the Tfl Topographical Training for this assessment is and our highly experienced trainers will guide you through every step away and you will not leave our trainer centre disappointed and you’ll be feeling so much more confident to take the Tfl Topographical Assessment
If you have not booked your assessment then that’s no problem, Post-pandemic TFL have been conducting assessments since Monday 12th April 2021. You can book your Topographical Assessment by following the latest information on their website and request a call back to book your assessment at https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/licensing/topographical-assessment
The PCO London Topographical Training Centre is based in Lewisham, South East London and is about a 5 minute walk away from Lewisham station Once TFL has given you an assessment date then you can book in your training. A member of our team will ask you for your assessment date and get you booked in for a suitable training date and time. We really hope you decide to booking your topographical training in with us we keep the classes fairly small which means you will receive all the necessary positive attention from instructors.
Please remember that the Tfl Topographical Assessment is conducted under exam conditions by Tfl. Tfl then aim to get your results to you within 10 working days as they will be marked by Tfl themselves. This is the only way you can pass the Topographical Assessment so there is no way that a pass can be guaranteed, while we can assure you PCO London will give you the best possible chance and be prepared for the Topographical Assessment there is no way anyone can give you a 100% chance of passing.
Our Topographical class session can hold up to 8 people as we feel it is our duty of care to keep the classes small so you can the right amount of attention with the teacher. You will also be given home studies to take away with you so you can practice for the Topographical Training even after your assessment. The Computer Training only holds classes of up to 5 people, candidates love this class as it gives you great use of the TFL like system and you can get some great practice in on the journeys itself, our instructor will give you a full demo on how to use the system and then you have a go yourself.