MiDAS – Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme
In conjunction with the Community Transport Association (CTA), SACT offers to member and non-member drivers alike – MiDAS Driver Training.
MiDAS is the industry-wide recognised standard for drivers of minibuses. For beginners and all advanced levels of experienced drivers this certificate provides the quality backbone your organisations’ drivers need. The theory course is held on one day (latest dates at the bottom of the page) with the driver assessment carried out on a separate date to suit. Once passed the certificate should be refreshed every four years.
We start at 10am with standard induction finishing at 1pm and advanced going on to about 4pm. Refresher courses finish at about noon and 2pm.
MiDAS Standard Induction:
This is the core training for all minibus drivers and is a mandatory course to start your training with. A range of topics including legal elements, weights and reversing followed by a driver assessment and theory test. The MiDAS driver handbook is distributed with this course. The course last approximately 3 hours plus 1 hours driving assessment.
MiDAS Standard Refresher
A short refresher course designed to extend a standard certificate for a further four years, containing updates since the induction training, driver assessment and theory test. The course last approximately 2 hours plus 1 hours driving assessment.
MiDAS Advanced Induction:
If your minibuses carry wheelchairs you will want your drivers trained in best practice for the comfort and safety of all your passengers. Added to the standard induction as above is WTORS (Wheelchair Tie-down and Occupant Restraint System) with theory and practical demonstrations. Theory tests and driver assessment are also included. The course last approximately 6 hours plus 1 hours driving assessment.
MiDAS Advanced Refresher:
A short refresher course designed to extend an advanced certificate for a further four years, containing updates since the advanced induction training, driver assessment and theory test. The course last approximately 3 hours plus 1 hours driving assessment.
If you have a number of drivers requiring a certificate we can arrange a group training session at your location, if preferred.
Latest Course Dates 2023:
Induction Courses: Wednesday 12th April, Tuesday 23rd May, Wednesday 5th July, Thursday 17th August, Tuesday 26th September, Tuesday 7th November
Refresher Courses: Wednesday 26th April, Thursday 8th June, Tuesday 18th July, Wednesday 30th August, Thursday 12th October
To book a place for yourself or driver(s) on a course call John or Mike on 01292 270864 or download this Registration Form and return to email@example.com indicating which date you’d like to attend and if it’s to be standard or advanced training.