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1 Day standard minibus and 2 day accessible courses now available 

MiDAS Minibus course dates for 2022 and 2023       
Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th, Tuesday 20th or Wednesday 21st December 2022       
Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Wednesday 25th January 2023      
Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 16th, Wednesday 21st, Monday 27th and Thursday 28th February 2023


Introduction to MiDAS

MiDAS Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme Course

What is MiDAS?

MiDAS Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme Course

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.

Who is it aimed at?

MiDAS is applicable to any organisation operating or using minibuses. Member organisations range from small voluntary organisations operating one vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as schools, colleges and universities.

MiDAS minibus driver training course

How does MiDAS work?

MiDAS operates on a “cascade” approach. CTA has appointed a number of training agents, who provide training for minibus Driver Assessor/Trainers (DAT’s) nominated from member organisations.
A DAT can then assess the competence of other minibus drivers, and provide them with training on how to safely use a minibus.

MiDAS Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme Course

Minibus Industry Driver Assessment Scheme

Training and Assessment Includes:

  • Legal Responsibilities of a Minibus Driver
  • Passenger Safety
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • Accident & Emergency Procedures
  • Personal Safety for Drivers


What do drivers get out of this?

Drivers who successfully complete the MiDAS assessment and training programme will receive a nationally recognised certificate valid for four years, as well as the option of obtaining the comprehensive ”

MiDAS Driver’s Handbook

MiDAS Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme Course

If we wish to join, is there a membership fee?

No, organisations joining MiDAS will only be required to make the following commitment:

  • To assess and train all new drivers to the MiDAS standard from the date of joining,
  • To assess and train all existing drivers within a period of 12 months from that date (this may be extended in exceptional circumstances),
  • To allow drivers holding MiDAS certificates issued by other organisations, to drive your minibuses without the need for re-assessment – although local insurance conditions will always have to be fulfilled, and vehicle familiarisations undertaken.

We can also provide a longer course which contains

MiDAS accessibility training including passenger comfort, safety, safe use of passenger lifts, use of side loading doors, loading and restraining wheelchairs.

MIDAS Accessibilty Driver Training

MiDAS Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme Course

For more information please feel free to contact us on 01405 763688 or 07912 387830

Please note that you will need to register with MIDAS, please use the form below for this.

MiDAS Membership Application Form