MiDas Accessible 2-day course (accredited)

Overview

MiDas is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme and is administered by the Community Transport Association. The course will contain classroom based theory and a practical driving assessment. This 2 day course is for drivers who want to drive accessible minibuses. Delegates must ensure they are able to attend both days. Delegates should expect to attend for a full day for assessment on the second day of the course, but please note, dependent on numbers attending, the course may be shorter.

We’ll Cover

  • Improve minibus driving skills
  • Explore the legal, practical and safety issues surrounding minibus driving
  • Safely use wheelchair accessible vehicles if required
  • Safe use of and manual handling of wheelchairs
  • Use of tail lifts

Benefits To You

All courses are certificated and last for 4 years.

The scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers MiDas is available to any organisation operating or using minibuses on a not for profit basis.

  • Binder handouts are not normally provided but can be at a charge of £10.00. Please advise us if you would like this.
  • DELEGATES MUST BRING THEIR DRIVING LICENCE WITH THEM TO THE TRAINING. TRAINING CANNOT BE STARTED OR COMPLETED WITHOUT IT.
  • The D1 category on the driving licence is not necessary to do the training on our 8-seater vehicle, but is necessary for training on the 9-16-seater minibus. If delegates do not have the D1 category, they will be doing their training and assessment on the 8-seater vehicle.

Course Location

Location
C360 Tiptree Office
The Barn, Venn Farm, Tudwick Road,
Tiptree,
Essex,
CO5 0SD

Location Notes

Use SatNav postcode: CO5 0SD.

From the B1023 (you may go past the Wilkins Jam Museum). There is a sign at the bottom of Tudwick Road with the Community360 logo on it. It is then a long farm track up to the property. When you arrive you should see cars parked up outside, along with the Community transport minibuses, and there is a concrete path down the side of the barn. Follow the path into the barn. You should come into the kitchen area of the barn, and the meeting/training room is on the right of the kitchen.

Please allow plenty of time to find this location!

Date/Time
25 November 2019 - 26 November 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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