MiDAS (Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme)

MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, administered by the Community Transport Association (CTA) which promotes a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers. The courses are designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses and passenger transport.

Who is it aimed at?

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 many Care Home groups, schools, colleges and universities.

What is involved in the course?

The Standard course runs for one day and concentrates on driving the minibus safely and economically.

The Accessible course runs for two days and covers all of the same criteria as the Standard course but with the addition of how to transport vulnerable passengers safely including those who may travel in wheelchairs.
There are also refresher courses for those who already hold a current qualification and need to renew it. Certificates last for 4 years.


All courses are a mixture of classroom training, theory tests and practical assessment throughout.

How much does it cost?

Standard course – £105 per person – min 3, max 4 per course.

Accessible course -£170 per person – min 3, max 4 per course.
Refresher courses – £80 per person – min 4, max 6 per course
For FREE course advice and a bespoke quotation please give us a call on 08001777344 or use our contact form


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Cost of Learning Package

midasStandard  – £105 pp

Accessible -£170 pp
Refresher  – £80 pp

(all plus VAT)

Contact Us

If you wish to find out more information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 1777 344 or email karena@chdt.co.uk