Check this link for the updated information on the new TfL safety test https://content.tfl.gov.uk/tph-notice-14-21-changes-to-private-hire-driver-licensing-requirements.pdf
English Language Requirements
New drivers will need to take their English Test with TfL.
PCO Licence English Test
There are now 2 parts to how TfL assess your English Language.
Reading & Writing: This will be assessed through the new TfL safety test that all drivers must do.
Speaking & Listening: All new drivers and renewal drivers who did not meet the English Language Requirement will need to complete a 15-20 speaking and listening test with TfL at one of their centres.