MiDAS Driver Training Northants Beds Peterborough Cambs.
From January 2024
Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme is a training course set up for those who drive minibuses for ‘not for hire or reward’ organisations such as schools, colleges, care homes, youth and church organisations.
There are two types of course available, Standard and Accessible.
The Standard course is for those who drive non accessible minibuses, the course is in two parts. The theory part of the course is an on-line training course accessed by receving a code either from the C T A or from us at Three Shires, we are happy to administer your theory bookings for you. The course witll take about 90 minutes to complete. On successful completion of the on-line course the practical driving assessments can be booked, these are usually on a one to one basis and are designed initially to discuss any issued raised on the theory course and to discuss the drivers requirements followed by a warm up drive then the assessment, there is up to 90 minutes allocated for this session. On successful completion of both parts of the theory an on-line certificate will be issued and the driver will have access to the C T A advice and up to date information via their sign in code. This code will allow access to their certificate etc too.
The Accessible course consists of the same elements as the Standard course with the addition of a classroom based theory presentation, safe use of the passenger lift, assisting a wheelchair user to board and alight the bus and how to use the securing tie-downs and passenger safety belts in a safe and practical manner. Also guiding, steadying and leading passengers. The theory is about two and a half hours and the practical assessments up to 90 minutes per person. The Accessible course theory element will be going on-line in due course and we will update our information when we have the dates later in 2024/2025
The course length varies depending on numbers.
For passenger assistants please see the page on Passenger Assistant Training.
Our three trainers cover Northants Beds/Luton and the Peterborough areas for your MiDAS Training but customers come from far and wide to our training centre and we can in some cases travel further to accommodate your training.
Please contact us using the following link Contact Us we look forward to hearing from you.