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    MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, which has been the gold standard for enhancing the safety and care of passengers for nearly 30 years. The scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of drivers to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to provide safelegal and comfortable journeys to passengers.

    MiDAS is available to any organisation operating or using minibuses. Organisations that train their drivers in MiDAS range from small voluntary organisations with one vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as schools, colleges and universities.

    Find out more about the benefits of MiDAS

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    Does it sound like MiDAS is right for your organisation?

    If you’ve read all about the benefits of MiDAS and what the course consists of, find out here how you can access courses for your organisation!

    Step 1: Make sure you are registered with MiDAS

    MiDAS registration is free and just involves completing a short form online so that we can issue you with a registration number. The registration number is unique to your organisation and helps to ensure that training records are allocated to the correct organisation.

    Register with MiDAS here

    Step 2: Choose your provider

    We recommend contacting a few different providers in your area as availability and costs can vary. Prices can vary depending on the number of people being trained, the modules required and your location. All of the details and arrangements for your course will be organised directly with your chosen provider. You can find out more about MiDAS costs, here.

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    Step 3: Book your courses

    You can discuss your requirements with your chosen provider and book convenient appointments for your drivers to attend their Individual Practical Sessions and Driving Assessments. If you are completing the MiDAS Accessible course, you’ll also need to agree a time to bring all of your drivers together for the classroom based theory and practical skills assessment.

    Step 4: Your drivers complete the online theory course

    Once everything is organised and the driving licence entitlement of your drivers has been checked, your MiDAS provider will give everyone receiving training access to the online theory course. The theory assessment at the end of the online course must be passed before the practical sessions take place.

    Step 5: Your drivers attend their Individual Practical Session and Driving Assessment (and MiDAS Accessible training, where applicable)

    Once a driver passes their online theory assessment, the Individual Practical Session and Driving Assessment can take place.  These sessions should be completed on a 1 to 1 basis and should last up to 90 minutes per driver.

    Step 6: Certified – Safe, Legal, Comfortable

    If your drivers pass, they will be issued with a certificate which they’ll be able to access online. They’ll also continue to have access to the online system so they can revisit the content anytime and will receive notifications if there are any significant updates they should be aware of. You will be able to access a dashboard for your organisation which shows your drivers and when they will be due for a Refresher course.

    Become a MiDAS provider

    Rather than accessing MiDAS through an existing provider, you may want to be able to deliver MiDAS yourselves. This can be a good option particularly if you have a large number of people requiring training or if you struggle to find an existing provider close to you. It also allows you to deliver MiDAS to other organisations in your area. You can find out more about the steps involved with becoming a MiDAS Provider, here.