There are two types of MiDAS training; Standard, which all trained drivers undertake and Accessible an additional period of training that deals specifically with those living with disabilities and the safe carriage of those who are confined to wheelchairs.
The training for these two modules is in two main parts, a theory session and a separate assessment of your driving skills by one of our MIDAS Trainers. The driving assessment is carried out either in one of the BCM minibuses or if your organisation has it’s own minibus in that one.
MiDAS is available to any community transport 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.
Completing a MiDAS assessment does not give a driver an additional legal entitlement on their driving license. MiDAS is a good practice scheme which allows drivers who already have the legal requirement on their driving license an opportunity to be assessed to drive a minibus to a national standard.
We have a schedule of MiDAS training on about 10 occasions a year on Mondays in Snape near Bedale. We can, if an organisation has a sufficient number of drivers to train, make a separate arrangement to take this training to a separate location at a mutually agreeable date and time. For more information on MIDAS and the training we can offer please contact the office.