• From 2nd January 2024, the way which MiDAS is delivered is changing. Until then, drivers can still access training in the same way. If you are a current DAT or looking to become one, please visit our Transformation page to find out more.

    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, Southampton or Isle of Wight, please contact Hampshire County Council’s Community Transport Team on 01962 846 785 or email community.transport@hants.gov.uk, 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.

    • Do you want MiDAS Training?
    • Do you want to become a MiDAS Trainer?
    • Do you want to extend your MiDAS Certificate?
    • Submitting your MiDAS Certificate Returns