MiDAS minibus driver training

Leeds Alternative Travel has extensive experience in training people to drive minibuses. We deliver Minibus Driver Awareness Training (MiDAS) programmes during the course of the year. 

Participants on our MiDAS training If you are a Group Transport member and you would like to self drive one of our minibuses, then, subject to these conditions, you will need a current MiDAS certificate to be able to do this. MiDAS is the national standard for minibus drivers in the voluntary and public sector.

Our MiDAS training is delivered by instructors who bring years of practical experience that will help you get the most out of your course. The course consists of a one day classroom session and a separate individual one hour on-road driving assessment. The programme includes:

  • Legal responsibilities of driving a minibus
  • Safe and environmentally friendly driving techniques
  • Vehicle familiarisation and checking
  • The correct use of passenger lifts and wheelchair restraints
  • A certificate valid for 4 years upon successful completion

What does the course consist of?

How much does it cost?

Where is the course held?

When is the next course?

Are there any course restrictions?

If I have questions?

What does the course consist of?

Each training course starts promptly at 9.30am and finishes at about 4.30pm. You will need to bring the training fee, your UK driving licence (both photo card and paper parts), and a passport-size photo along with you on the day.

The morning session: The first session is (classroom based)Minibus driving and the legislation. Defensive and environmental driving technique theories. Information on breakdowns, collisions and emergency procedures.
 

The afternoon session: How to assist wheelchair users.Practical tuition regarding accessible equipment - i.e. the correct way to clamp wheelchairs onto a minibus and the passenger lift operation and finally a multiple choice test

The practical assessment:  At the end of the course, delegates will be given a half-hour practical session and assessment drive

How much does it cost?

MiDAS Driver Training Standard 1 day course:  £75.00 per driver

MiDAS Driver Training Accessible minibus 1 day course: £95.00 per driver

MiDAS Driver Training refresher course: £45.00 per driver

MiDAS Minibus Driver’s Handbook: £10.00 each

Where is the course held?

Leeds Alternative Travel
179 Water Lane Holbeck

Leeds LS11 9UD

We may be able to hold courses 'off-site' if required. If this is something of interest, please telephone 0113 3868882 and ask for Toni Jest

*Please note: Prices may change subject to location of request for the course.

When is the next course?

We assemble a course on a date conevenient for you when we reach a sufficient number of expressions of interest (normally a minimum of four to five people).  To register your interest, complete the form below or contact us by calling 0113 386 8882 or via e-mail to lat@hctgroup.org or tonijest@hctgroup.org

Are there any course restrictions?

You need to be over 21 and have held a full UK car licence for at least 2 years. If you have 6 points or more, or recent driving bans, please speak to us in advance or be prepared to wait for insurance company clearance before you drive. Some foreign (non-UK) licences are acceptable – please ask in advance.

If I have questions?

For all enquiries regarding MiDAS training, please contact us by calling 0113 386 8882 or via e-mail to lat@hctgroup.org or tonijest@hctgroup.org

 

    Leeds Alternative Travel - MIDAS expression of interest form

    To express your interest in our MiDAS training, please complete this simple online form 

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