MiDAS – Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme
***IMPORTANT*** – Courses will run as normal during this period as long as candidates are willing and able to attend.
In conjunction with the Community Transport Association (CTA), SACT are pleased to announce a new service to member and non-member drivers alike – MiDAS Driver Training.
MiDAS is the industry-wide recognised standard for drivers of minibuses. For beginners and all advanced levels of experienced drivers this certificate provides the quality backbone your organisations’ drivers need. The theory course is held on one day (latest dates at the bottom of the page) with the driver assessment carried out on a separate date to suit.
There are four courses available
MiDAS Standard Induction:
This is the core training for all minibus drivers and is a mandatory course to start your training with. A range of topics including legal elements, weights and reversing followed by a driver assessment and theory test. The MiDAS driver handbook is distributed with this course. This certificate last for 4 years. The course last approximately 3 hours plus 1 hours driving assessment.
MiDAS Standard Refresher
A short refresher course designed to extend a standard certificate for a further four years, containing updates since the induction training, driver assessment and theory test. The course last approximately 2 hours plus 1 hours driving assessment.
MiDAS Advanced Induction:
If your minibuses carry wheelchairs you will want your drivers trained in best practice for the comfort and safety of all your passengers. Added to the standard induction as above is WTORS (Wheelchair Tie-down and Occupant Restraint System) with theory and practical demonstrations. Theory tests and driver assessment are also included. The course last approximately 6 hours plus 1 hours driving assessment.
MiDAS Advanced Refresher:
A short refresher course designed to extend an advanced certificate for a further four years, containing updates since the advanced induction training, driver assessment and theory test. The course last approximately 3 hours plus 1 hours driving assessment.
If you have a number of drivers requiring a certificate we can arrange a group training session at your location, if preferred.
Latest Course Dates 2020:
Standard and Advanced Induction: 9/4/20, 14/5/20
Standard and Advanced Refresher: 23/4/20
To book a place for yourself or driver(s) on a course call Catriona or Mike on 01292 270864