Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) training

The Hampshire Transport Management MiDAS course gives candidates:

  • improved driver confidence
  • improved and transferable skills
  • a nationally recognised qualification
  • an assessment of their driving against recognised standards

What does the training involve?

  • Candidates will be trained on all minibus equipment, safety issues and minibus law
  • A practical driving session is included in the training to improve and develop driving skills
  • Candidates are assessed to ensure safe driving standards via a theory test and a practical driving skills assessment
  • A certificate is issued to candidates on successful completion of the course
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Why should I take part in MiDAS training?

Anyone driving or operating minibuses on behalf of Hampshire County Council should be trained to MiDAS standards. It’s also best practice to be familiar with the training before driving a passenger carrying vehicle with over 9 seats. The training is available to all schools, colleges, voluntary organisations and council departments using minibuses in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Please be advised that there are restrictions on what vehicle can be driven subject to licence categories held such as B/D1. For further information, get in touch.

Driver training enquiries

For enquiries about Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) and D1 licence training courses.

Phone: 01962 873930 (option 5)

Email: [email protected]

Charges for MiDAS training

Standard induction training course

£120 per delegate

For up to three delegates. One day course.

Standard induction refresher training course

£110 per delegate

Driver must hold a valid MiDAS certificate (within three months of expiry date)

Accessible training for specialist needs and wheelchairs

£210 per delegate

For up to three delegates. Two day course.

Accessible refresher training for specialist needs and wheelchairs

£180 per delegate

For up to three delegates. Two day course.

What's included

  • Costs include trainer, use of minibus, certificates and course materials
  • Courses are run at Bar End, Winchester, 9am to 4pm
  • Offsite training may be available at an additional charge, but must be pre-arranged
  • Hampshire schools who lease a new contract hire minibus through HTM are entitled to free MiDAS training for on person
  • Delegates attending the same session don’t have to be from the same organisation
  • A refresher course can be taken at the same cost