What is MiDAS training?
MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme and is administered by the Community Transport Association. The scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers and has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses.
Do I require training to drive a minibus?
Whilst MiDAS is not a required qualification for driving a minibus, it is an essential and important part of maintaining and showing your proficiency in driving a minibus. MiDAS Training is primarily focused towards employees and members of charities, voluntary and community groups, schools and more. This allows them to rent minibuses themselves without the need to pay for a driver, enabling them to keep costs down.
Requirements before undertaking MiDAS training
There are no requirements for taking MiDAS Training, however as mentioned above it is used primarily for charity and not-for-profit workers or users. If you want training for driving minibuses commercially, check out our D1 Training page.
Our MiDAS training
Despite being a newer company, we have been running MiDAS Training for years through our charity, CT4N Charitable Trust.
How long will it take to undertake the training?
You will require one full day to undertake a non-accessible course and two days for the accessible course.
If you are transporting wheelchairs as part of your group, then you will require the two day course.
Our current course costs can be found here.
Get in touch with the team so we can discuss your requirements.
Call: 0115 986 3355