London’s world famous ‘knowledge’ which all would-be licensed taxi drivers must pass before qualifying has received official accreditation by City & Guilds, the UK’s leading awarding body in work-related qualifications.
Confirming the accreditation Chris Humphries, Director General of City & Guilds, said it was “important for both drivers and passengers to know that the Knowledge is a sound training and examining system”.
Mr Humphries also said the accreditation would “give passengers peace of mind to know that the system has been independently assessed and approved.”
Welcoming the news Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said “the Knowledge has a world-wide reputation for producing highly-trained, professional taxi drivers, and now City & Guilds accreditation will provide an additional, independent seal of approval.”
Humpries said his organisation was “proud to lend its name to the Knowledge.”