A subsidised community based transport service for those unable to easily access public transport

MiDAS Training

Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) provides the training for those car drivers who would also like to be trained to a national standard to drive a minibus. The scheme is organised by the Community Transport Association (CTA UK).

N&DCT has instructors that are available to deliver this training to other organisations (schools, colleges, community groups etc) that would like to have their own drivers trained to a national standard.

To be eligible candidates must:

• Hold a full, current, clean driving license.
• Must be at least 21 years old and under 70.
• Have passed their car driving test two years previously.
• Hold a category D1 or B entitlement on their driving licence.
• Be able to pass a simple eyesight check.

There are 3 training modules which deliver a mixture of theory and practical training and they can all be conducted within 1 day.

  • Standard: this module provides the training necessary to drive a minibus.
  • Accessible: This module delivers the “Standard” training module plus a module for those carrying wheelchair users, and so those needing knowledge and experience of using passenger lifts, securing wheelchairs and the care of passengers. The module is offered as a FREE addition to the Standard module.
  • Refresher Course: for those candidates that have passed the course before and require reassessing.

 What are the benefits of MiDAS?

• Enhanced passenger safety and improved passenger comfort.
• Potential savings in insurance and running costs.
• A single recognisable standard that ensures high standards of driving.

N&DCT is here to help your organisation.

Please contact us with your requirements and we will set up a course at your convenience. The cost per person is £125 including use of an N&DCT vehicle (if required) for the driving assessment. Ideally we would prefer a minimum of two delegates per course. Cancellation charges are applicable for failing to attend without reasonable notice.