MiDAS Training 

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

Who is the course suitable for? 

  • Must be at least 21 years old and under 70
  • Hold a full driving license
  • Be able to undertake a simple eyesight check

The benefits of MiDAS

  • Enhanced passenger safety
  • Improved passenger comfort
  • Reduced insurance and running costs
  • Nationally recognised high standards of driving
  • Community Transport Association appointed training officers

Course Content- Standard

  • 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 safe carriage of passengers
  • Good practice in passenger comfort
  • Health and Safety at work for Drivers
  • Vehicle Manouevring
  • Defensive Driving techniques

Course Content- Accessible 

This module is for those carrying wheelchair users and consists of the standard course content, plus...

  • Safe use of ramps and tail lifts
  • Wheelchair and passenger restraint equipment
  • Department for Transport codes of practice on safe carriage of passengers in wheelchairs
  • Passenger assistance
  • Disability awareness


 A written test paper, consisting of 20 questions, the answers to which will be contained in the training session, and in the minibus drivers handbook provided to each candidate.

90 minute driving assessment. The Assessor will identify issues that need to be addressed and encourage the delegate to improve their driving skills. This includes:

  • A demonstration drive to show the standard required
  • Vehicle familiarisation
  • An assessment of your driving skill and competence

Delegates undertaking the accessible course also complete a further 10 question paper covering the course content. 


On successful completion of the training and driving assessment, drivers are presented with a nationally recognised MiDAS certificate which is valid for 4 years. 

Course fees

Prices starting from £70 per person. 

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