What training will I receive when I attend a DAT course?
A standard DAT course should last three days; during the course you should receive classroom training on a number of topics including the role of the DAT. You will also receive an assessment of your driving skills and an assessment of your ability to assess others to a national standard. The training agent delivering the course will do a demonstration drive which will demonstrate to you the standard of driving MiDAS expects. You will also receive a presentation assessment where you will be asked to deliver a short presentation on a MiDAS topic and a theory paper to check your understanding of the topics delivered.
If you attend the additional accessible module this training will last a minimum of one day, where you will receive classroom training, a practical skills assessment where you will be assessed on your ability to use a passenger lift or ramp and secure a wheelchair user in a minibus and practical demonstrations on how to assist passengers who have walking difficulties, and have a sight or hearing loss. You will receive an assessment of your ability to assess others to a national standard.