MiDAS is the national Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, organised by the Community Transport Association U.K. (CTA).
The CTA promotes a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses. The scheme is recognised and approved many organisations including North Yorkshire County Council.
The North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service is one of the many members of MiDAS and as such can offer MiDAS training and assessment courses for those needing a recognised certificate to prove they have passed a set standard of Minibus driving.
MiDAS provides both classroom-based theory training and an on-road driving assessment for all minibus drivers and additional training on passenger assistance and the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles, for drivers who will be transporting passengers with disabilities.
Regular refresher training is a significant element of MiDAS and in order to retain their MiDAS Certificate, drivers must attend refresher training every four years.
Note: As a result of European Union changes to driver licensing there are several issues surrounding these courses depending on the organisation that you are working or volunteering for. Please contact us for further advice.