MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, organised by the Community
Transport Association U.K (CTA) which promotes a nationally recognised standard
for the assessment and training of minibus drivers. It is a membership based
scheme that has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote
the safer operation of minibuses.
comes in two forms – Standard and Accessible. Standard refers to a fully seated
minibus and accessible would be for minibuses designed to carry wheelchairs and
the use of specialist equipment to board and alight such as lifts and ramps and
equipment to secure the user and wheelchair.
does the course involve?
A classroom based
theory session of approximately 3 hours
A multiple choice theory assessment
On road training and assessment of driving ability approximately 1 hour
Drivers of accessible minibuses do additional theory and practical assessment of
their ability to use the accessible features safely
certificate will be issued once all the relevant sessions have been attended and
assessments passed. Facilities do exist for assessments to be retaken if
necessary. Every attempt is made to achieve this during the course but if we
have to revisit an additional cost will be incurred.
you need MiDAS Training?
MiDAS is aimed at
any organisation using minibuses. Member organisations range from charities
operating one vehicle up to local authorities operating large fleets of
minibuses as well as schools, colleges and universities.
Training can be
provided for any number of people.
Please contact Mark
to discuss our competitive rate based on your individual training requirements.
A travelling supplement may also be charged but your organisation will save time
and travel costs.
For More Information, please
contact Mark on:
Mobile: 07884 194760
Home: 01751 430654