MIDAS and the maze of minibus training

Do you or your staff need to drive minibuses?

Many people end up in the position of having to drive a Minibus without having had any further driver training since passing their driving test.

Often people are unclear if they are qualified, nervous of the size of the vehicle, worried that they might hit something, or not be able to manoeuvre it or squeeze into parking spaces.

Unusual minibus hazard

The solution –  The MiDAS training and assessment scheme was originally developed by Hampshire County Council and is now administered nationally through the Community Transport Association UK.  It is a nationally recognised and accredited  training and assessment scheme giving the standard to which all minibus drivers should drive.

We run the MiDAS scheme and can provide both classroom based and practical driver training at your school, company, college or university. Each driver will spend time behind the wheel,  improving their existing skill levels and gaining confidence with these larger vehicles.  Developing safer driving practices and reducing those little knocks and bumps that cost time and money to be fixed.

Staff that passed their car driving test after Jan 1997 will not have a D1 category licence and would need to take the DSA Minibus test at a relevant Driving Test Centre locally. They will also not have category E allowing them to tow larger trailers. Contact us for more information and course availability.

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