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MiDAS - Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme

  • MiDAS is the award winning Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, Organised by the Community Transport Association. MiDAS is a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers. The scheme is designed to enhance driving standards and promote the safe operation of minibuses.

Module One - Standard Certificate

  •  Training in the skills required to drive a minibus
  • A thorough knowledge of the legal responsibilities of a minibus driver and duty of care
  • Department for Transport codes of practice in the safe carriage of passengers
  • Good practice in passenger comfort
  • Health and Safety at work for Drivers
  • Manoeuvring of vehicles
  • Defensive Driving techniques

At the end of this session, candidates sit a written test paper, consisting of 20 questions, the answers to which will be contained in the training session. Each candidate undertakes a 1 and half hour on the road driving assessment. The assessment route takes in to consideration a wide range of road conditions. The Assessor provides feedback and advice to the candidate during the drive.

 Module Two - Accessible Certificate (Optional)

This module is for those carrying wheelchair users, and so those needing knowledge and experience of using passenger lifts and securing wheelchairs etc.

  • Safe use of ramps and passenger lifts
  • Wheelchair and passenger restraint equipment
  • Department for Transport codes of practice on safe carriage of passengers in wheelchairs
  • Good practice on passenger assistance
  • Information on disability, carrying children

At the end of this session, candidates sit a further written exam paper, consisting of ten questions, of which eight must be answered correctly. This module is compulsory for those wanting to carry wheelchair users.

Course Location

Courses are normally run at our Training Facility in Weston Super Mare. Please contact us to discuss booking an appointment.

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