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MiDAS Standard Course

Road Safety - Everyone's Business

MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, organised by the Community Transport Association U.K. (CTA) which promotes a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers.


It is a membership based scheme that is designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses, currently there are over 5,000 member organisations throughout the UK.

MiDAS minibus assessments, Standard Induction Course

MiDAS Minibus Standard Driver Training

  • MiDAS Standard Driver Training is designed and certified by the CTA and is a quality standard for organisations and drivers who transport passengers in minibuses.

  • Is relevant to volunteers as well as paid employed staff

  • Covers legal, practical and safety issues - a comprehensive training package

  • Aims to improve passenger safety by providing the necessary skills for those who have responsibility of driving passengers and provides information to allow drivers to understand and meet the needs of their passengers

  • Certification last for four years after which a 1 day refresher course is required to maintain certification

Since January 2024, drivers wishing to obtain MiDAS Standard Certification are required to undergo an online theory assessment administered by the CTA.

UK Global Road Safety can help and administer this aspect for organisations and drivers.

For further information please call our office Tel: 01452 347332.


Prerequisite for Standard Training

Anyone wishing to undertake the MiDAS standard course must hold a licence for the minibus in which they are to be trained.

The course covers:

  • Introduction to MiDAS

  • Driver Licencing

  • Driving for Safety & Ecomony

  • Legal Requirements & Good Practice for Minibus Drivers

  • Health & Safety Awareness

  • Manual Hanndling Awareness

  • Fitness to Drive

  • Personal Safety for Drivers

  • Planning, vehicle Checks & Passenger Safety

  • Breakdown, Collision & Emergency Procedures


Who Benefits from this Training?

MiDAS is applicable to any organisation operating or using minibuses. Member organisations range from small voluntary organisations operating one vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as schools, colleges and universities.

If you would like to discuss this aspect of MiDAS Training further or have questions concerning either MiDAS training in general or Standard training please telephone our office on 01452 347332.

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