Costs, dates and practicalities

All you need to know to get started with MiDAS training

How much does it cost?

We offer great value courses and special discounts for small organisations and voluntary groups

  • MiDAS Training half day course: £100 per driver
  • MiDAS Training (Accessible vehicles) full day course: £120 per driver
  • MiDAS Minibus Driver’s Handbook £12 each. This is optional, but very useful.

Discounted Rates: If your organisation or group has fewer than 5 paid employees, then we offer the following discounted rates

  • MiDAS Training half day course: £75 per driver
  • MiDAS Training (Accessible vehicles) full day course: £100 per driver

If you are a Group Transport member already, no VAT is chargeable, otherwise VAT applies at the standard rate.

Where is the course held?

We can offer MiDAS training at your own site or at our depot in Hackney (Ash Grove Depot, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4RH)

 When is the next course?

Please call regardnig dates to deliver MiDAS at your own site, 020 7275 2414 / 2418.

If you prefer to attend the training at our Hackney depot, please visit 

Training dates in Hackney:

  • Mondays 8th and 29th April 2019
  • Monday 13th and  Tuesday 28th May 2019
  •  Mondays 10th and 17th June
  •  Mondays 1st, 8th and 22nd July 2019


Are there any course restrictions?

You need to be over 21 and have held a full UK car licence for at least 2 years. The photocard licence (if held) must be in date. Old-style paper licences are still acceptable. 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 you wish to drive minibuses as a PAID JOB, you will need a category D1 on your licence. This can be with the restriction code, 101, if driving minibuses operated by non-profit organisations for pay.

If the minibus you tell us you wish to drive is over the WEIGHT LIMIT for your category B ONLY licence, we will not train you, as you would be driving illegally and not insured. Do contact us if you have any doubts.

If I have questions and want to book your place now?

For all enquiries and to book your place on MiDAS training, please contact us on 020 7275 2414 or by email to

 You can also book your place for the course online here.