MiDAS Training

MiDAS – Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme

MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, organised by the Community Transport Association UK (CTA) which promotes a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers.

The course is designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses.

MiDAS Training


The benefits of MiDAS for organisations and individuals include:

  • training on minibus equipment, safety issues and the law
  • helps improve driving skills
  • assessment of driving against a recognised standard
  • a qualification nationally recognised
  • improved driver confidence
  • skills that can transfer to driving a car

Courses Offered

There are two types of MiDAS courses we can offer:

  • Standard Driving
  • Accessible Driving

Clients often commission us to conduct both courses back to back.

Standard Driving

MiDAS Standard Driving course is suitable for anyone who holds a valid licence to drive a minibus (Category D1) or bus (Category D).

The course syllabus includes:

  • scenarios
  • passenger comfort
  • dealing with road traffic collisions
  • Highway Code

There is a written examination comprising multiple choice questions and a driving test element to be completed and passed as part of this course.

Course duration is 1 day.

Accessible Driver Training

Accessible Driver Training

The course syllabus includes:

  • passenger safety
  • how to assist passengers who have:
    • sight loss
    • walking difficulties
  • supervising and assisting wheelchair users
  • how to safely operate a passenger lift or ramp
  • how to properly secure wheelchair users in a bus

There is a requirement to pass both theory and practical tests as part of this course.

Course duration is 1 day.

Additional Information

A MiDAS handbook is issued to assist both during and following training.

Training can be delivered at our facility or at client premises with up to six being trained at one time.

On successful completion, candidates receive a certificate which is valid for 4 years.

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