MiDAS Theory Training

From: £23.00

MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, organised by the Community Transport Association U.K. (CTA) which promotes a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers. It is a membership based scheme that has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses.

It is a requirement for users of Mersey Weaver’s Minibuses to hold a valid MiDAS certificate.

N.B The cost is based on 10 people attending.

To book this resource, you must hold an Adult Appointment and have the appropriate permissions or log in if you already are a member.
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What does the course consist of?

Module One

  • Training in the skills required to drive a minibus
  • A thorough knowledge of the legal responsibilities of a minibus driver and duty of care
  • Department for Transport codes of practice in safe carriage of passengers
  • Good practice in passenger comfort
  • Health and Safety at work for Drivers
  • Manoeuvring of vehicles
  • Defensive Driving techniques

At the end of this session, candidates sit a written test paper, consisting of 20 questions, the answers to which will be contained in the training session, and in the minibus drivers handbook provided to each candidate.

Candidates must answer a minimum of 18 questions correctly, before they proceed to the driving assessment, and may only re-sit the examination once.

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