Transport Scheme

The transport scheme ensures that student clubs and societies registered with the Proctors (through the Clubs Committee or Sports Federation) have access to an adequate supply of good quality, safe vehicles at competitive prices. Vehicles are hired under special terms agreed with approved, local hire companies. For full details of eligibility to drive on the scheme, how to register as a driver, how to book a vehicle and details of the hire companies used, please use the tabs below.

To be eligible to drive a car (up to 5 seats) on the transport scheme, individuals must meet the following criteria: -

  • Have held a clean driving license for at least 1 year and be eligible to drive in the UK*. Licenses issued outside of the UK are accepted
  • Be registered on the transport scheme and hold a valid Driver ID Card (red card)
  • Ensure that they have their driving license and Driver ID Card with them at the time they are driving any vehicle on the scheme

*It is the responsibility of the driver to know if they are eligible to drive in the United Kingdom.

Drivers are typically required to drive manual transmission vehicles, however the hire companies used by the transport scheme do have a limited supply of automatic vehicles if required. Booking an automatic vehicle is subject to availability.

To be eligible to drive an MPV (7 to 9 seats) on the transport scheme, individuals must meet the following criteria: -

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Have held a clean driving license for at least 1 year and be eligible to drive in the United Kingdom*. Licenses issued outside of the UK are accepted
  • Have completed an MPV (or Minibus) assessment within the last 2 years 
  • Be registered on the transport scheme and hold a valid Driver ID Card (red card) that states they are eligible to drive MPV's
  • Ensure that they have their driving license and Driver ID Card with them at the time they are driving any vehicle on the scheme

*It is the responsibility of the driver to know if they are eligible to drive in the United Kingdom.

Drivers are typically required to drive manual transmission vehicles, however the hire companies used by the transport scheme do have a limited supply of automatic vehicles if required. Booking an automatic vehicle is subject to availability.

To be eligible to drive a minibus (14 or 15 seats) on the transport scheme, individuals must meet the following criteria: -

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have held a clean driving license for at least 2 years and be eligible to drive in the United Kingdom*. Licenses issued outside of the UK are accepted
  • Have completed a minibus assessment within the last 2 years 
  • Be registered on the transport scheme and hold a valid Driver ID Card (red card) that states they are eligible to drive minibuses
  • Ensure that they have their driving license and Driver ID Card with them at the time they are driving any vehicle on the scheme

*It is the responsibility of the driver to know if they are eligible to drive in the United Kingdom.

Drivers are typically required to drive manual transmission vehicles, however the hire companies used by the transport scheme do have a limited supply of automatic vehicles if required. Booking an automatic vehicle is subject to availability.

Eligibility to drive a van on the transport scheme is based on the eligibility to drive MPV's and minibuses. To drive a short wheel base van, a driver must meet the MPV criteria and to drive a long wheel base vans, a driver must meet the minibus criteria. In both cases this includes any relevant driving assessments.

Drivers must be registered on the Transport Scheme driver database before they can drive any vehicles through the scheme. To register simply fill use the register now button below and complete the online form. Please be aware before filling in the form that you will require the following: –

1) A photo or scan of the front of your driving license card (front AND reverse if non-UK)

2) Download and attach the PDF version of your driving summary – accessed via the ‘share’ link on the DVLA Website​. Drivers with a non-UK license cannot access DVLA license summaries and are therefore required to follow instruction 1) only.

 

REGISTER NOW

 

The transport scheme will validate all requests to drive on the scheme and confirm registration on the database. Once registered, drivers will receive a red DriverID card (which can be collected from the reception desk at Iffley Road Sports Centre) that must be presented to the hire depot when collecting vehicles, along with the cardholders driving license .These cards provide proof of registration and insurance through the Transport Scheme. Drivers are registered on the database for 2 years and can renew their registration by resubmitting the online form.

Booking an Assessment

Completing and passing a practical assessment is a criteria to drive MPVs, minibuses and vans. To book an assessment, please email transport@sport.ox.ac.uk to find out the next available dates, book a slot (or multiple slots) or join the waiting list. Assessments are organised on a term-by-term basis and also during the long vacation. Please use the register now button above to register yourself as a driver before your assessment. The transport scheme will add MPV or minibus eligiblity to your Driver ID card once you have successfully passes the relevant assessment. 

Assessments are subsidised for sports clubs (£30 per driver) and societies (£38 per driver) and departments are charged £70 per driver. These fees are invoiced to the club, society or department at the end of each term. The assessment / certification (and registration on the transport database) lasts for 2 years, however this can be extended to 4 years (dependant on driving experience over the first 2 year period). Please get in touch to request an extension.

  Hotson's Eurodrive Avis Fownd
Hire Price - Car (4 Seats) £25.20 £27.48 £27.00
Hire Price - Car (5 Seats) £34.80 £29.07 £37.00
Hire Price - MPV (7/9 Seats) £71.40 N/A £86.40
Hire Price - Minibus (14/15 Seats) £78.00 N/A N/A
Insurance (Per Vehicle Per Day) £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
Location Horspath Trading Estate 36 Pony Rd, Oxford, OX4 2RD 10 Watlington Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 6NF Various depots, please see booking confirmation email for location

 

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Use the following buttons to register for a Driver ID or request a vehicle

REGISTER AS DRIVER

REQUEST A VEHICLE

Contact Us


  transport@sport.ox.ac.uk

  01865 611488

 
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