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    • by Dylan Gallanders
      Training Development Manager

    Driver and passenger assistant training has been in CTA’s DNA since the very beginning of our organisation. Through MiDAS (the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) thousands of community transport providers, schools, colleges, community groups and other organisations all across the UK, have received training to help them provide transport and support passengers in a safe, accessible and caring way.

    Developing MiDAS

    Having listened to your feedback, we know that there are ways in which we could adapt and improve MiDAS so that it is better able to meet your needs. In doing this, we want to keep what works well, whilst ensuring that MiDAS offers up to date, flexible, responsive and accessibility focused training which can be tailored to the work you do and the context in which you’re doing it.

    To achieve this, we are exploring a new partnership with Hampshire County Council and Motability, the national disability charity. Over the coming months, we’ll be telling you more about our plans and asking you to share your views so that we can draw on your experiences and aspirations and ensure that your feedback is part of what we do.  In the meantime, though, anyone requiring training should train as normal –  all valid certificates will be unaffected by any future changes.

    This is an exciting opportunity to create a transformational change to training within the community transport sector and beyond. We’ll keep all our members updated, but if you want more regular updates, and to get involved in sharing your ideas, just fill in our form below and we’ll be in touch in the near future. You can also email me via dylan@ctauk.org if you have any questions.


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