What training will I receive when I attend a driver training course?

  • A standard driver’s course should last four hours; during the course you should receive classroom training on a number of topics including the role of the driver.  You will also receive an assessment of your driving skills, the Driver Assessor Trainer (DAT) delivering the course will do a demonstration drive which will demonstrate to you the standard of driving MiDAS expects. You will also receive 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 four hours, 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 also answer additional theory paper questions to check your understanding of the topics delivered.