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NEW Training Offer: MiDAS – the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme

by | May 21, 2019 | Community Development, News

MiDAS – the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers and is offered to Wiltshire community groups.

Community First is proud to invest in the scheme which is designed to promote a safer operation of minibuses across the country.

Consisting of two elements: theory and practical – to organise MiDAS training for yourself or other drivers, you will first need to register as a member of the training scheme.Once complete, your certificate is valid for 4 years in which you will need to attend a refresher training session to renew your certificate.

Theory: Your MiDAS trainer will give you a presentation covering safe minibus driving and operation. This will be followed by a 30 minute multiple choice assessment consisting of 20 questions. Drivers will be required to answer at least 16 of these correctly to pass their MiDAS theory.

Practical: Each driver’s MiDAS Practical will last just over an hour. Assessment is 30 minutes and will include: A demonstration drive by your Driver Assessor/Trainer (DAT), an opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the vehicle, the opportunity for you receive on road vehicle familiarisation and Driving Skills Training and an assessment of your Driving Skills.

More information on the training course, please contact Martin Carter mcarter@communityfirst.org.uk or call 01380 722475

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