MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme and is administered by the Community Transport Association. The scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers and has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses.
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.
How does MiDAS Work?
MiDAS operates on a ‘cascade’ model. CTA appoints a number of Training Agents (TAs), who provide training for a larger number of Driver Assessor Trainers (DATs) who then train and assess individual minibus drivers within organisations.
If you are looking for MiDAS training in the county of Hampshire and the area of Portsmouth or Southampton, please contact Hampshire County Council’s Passenger Transport Group on 01962 846 983, as MiDAS is delivered independently to CTA in those areas.
Please note, completing a MiDAS course does not change your entitlement to drive a minibus. You can find out if you are able to drive a minibus in our frequently asked questions.