MINIBUS DRIVER AWARENESS SCHEME (MiDAS)
What is MiDAS?
The Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) is a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers, coordinated by the Community Transport Association UK. It has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses.
MiDAS is the standard required of all drivers of Llandysul Phont Tyweli Ymlaen, minibuses and cars made available for community use. We also assess drivers for groups that use other minibuses or have their own.
Who is it for?
The MiDAS ( Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme ) course is suitable for drivers working or volunteering for any not-for-profit organisation operating minibuses, ranging from small voluntary organisations operating one vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses, as well as schools, colleges, nursing homes and universities.
Drivers must be over the age of 21 and have held a full car license for over 2 years.
What does a MiDAS assessment involve?
The assessment starts with a theory and discussion session followed by a multi choice question sheet on the topics covered. You will then complete a practical session, including an assessed drive. A MiDAS assessed drive is not a test. We will give you the guidance needed and will not allow you to drive alone until YOU are confident of the vehicle, equipment and the standard required. On successful completion of both these sessions, you will be awarded a certificate. A standard (non-accessible) assessment is available for drivers who will not be carrying wheelchair users or using the lift.
To book your MiDAS assessment training or for more information please phone 01559 362403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.