MIDAS Course Content

Module One: Standard Certificate

Training in the skills required to drive a minibus. Delegates will learn:

  • A thorough knowledge of the legal responsibilities of a minibus driver and duty of care
  • Department for Transport codes of practice in safe carriage of passengers
  • Good practice in passenger comfort
  • Health and Safety at work for Drivers
  • Manoeuvring of vehicles
  • Defensive Driving techniques
  • Minibus Fire and Evacuation

At the end of this session, candidates sit a written test paper, consisting of 20 questions, the answers to which will be contained in the training session.


Each candidate undertakes an on-the-road driving assessment. The assessment route takes into consideration a wide range of road conditions. The Assessor provides feedback and advice to the candidate during the drive.

Module Two: Accessible Certificate

This module is for those carrying wheelchair users, and so those needing knowledge and experience of using passenger lifts and securing wheelchairs etc.


Delegates will learn:

  • Safe use of ramps and tail lifts
  • Wheelchair and passenger restraint equipment
  • Department for Transport codes of practice on safe carriage of passengers in wheelchairs
  • Good practice on passenger assistance
  • Information on disability and professional etiquette
  • At the end of this session, candidates sit a further written exam paper, consisting of ten questions, of which eight must be answered correctly.

Refresher Course (both standard and accessible)

If you already hold a MiDAS Certificate and undertake refresher training before the certificate expires then you may opt to attend “Refresher Training” instead of the full MiDAS course. The Refresher training covers an abridged course content concentrating on the changes since obtaining your MiDAS certificate, and key components of the course programme. A refresher course is for those with a MiDAS certificate expiring soon. And is followed by a practical skills assessment (for accessible drivers) and an on the road driving assessment.

The certificate issued on successfully completing the driving assessment is valid for four years. The refresher training is also available to help incidental minibus drivers with the complexities and skills of driving a minibus (even before the certificate is about to expire).

The duration and charges for providing training will vary depending on the course selected, the number of candidates in the group and the level of experience of driving mini busses or similar sized vehicles.

To verify the entitlement to undertake the refresher training it is essential that the current MiDAS certificate is brought to the refresher training course.

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