Ride-hail operator Free Now has announced a partnership with English training provider Russbridge Academy to help drivers pass the English language exams currently required for a private hire licence. Under the scheme, drivers will be offered a 20% discount on Russbridge courses.
Since last October, drivers have been required to meet an English language requirement, including completing a SERU and ELR assessment, which assess reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Drivers will be able to take individual courses to match their pace and level, and will be able to take mock exams before taking the real tests.
In addition, Free Now is hosting a free information session for drivers on January 23, where they can learn more about the exam.
Mariusz Zabrocki, General Manager at Free Now UK, said: “Our drivers are at the centre of our business, and this collaboration with Russbridge Academy allows us to provide them with extra support, so they easily pass the required English language assessments.”
Russbridge Academy said in a statement: “We are delighted to partner with Free Now to support their drivers to complete their language assessments successfully and we encourage all drivers to join the information session on the 23 January.”