Lincoln taxi drivers walk out of BTEC course that asks ‘which colour handbag do you like best?’

Lincoln taxi drivers walk out of BTEC course that asks ‘which colour handbag do you like best?’

The Lincolnshire Echo reports that furious Lincoln taxi drivers have walked out of a college course that City of Lincoln Council demanded all local cabbies pay for, take and pass. The cabbies have been told they must complete a BTEC course in customer care, public protection, health and safety and routes and fares . But drivers say they already pay hundreds of pounds to take courses and fund fees and the extra training is unnecessary. On the first day of the course, which began this week, up to six taxi drivers left branding the course ‘a joke’ after they were asked to fill in a questionnaire, which included simplistic comprehension questions, such as “which colour handbag do you like best?” next to a picture of a woman holding an assortment of bags. The council defended its decision to make drivers take the course, set by Lincoln College, saying the requirement for traini...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=9688

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