MIDAS Training

We can provide training to gain the nationally recognised Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) certificate and the Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS) certificate.

Anybody wishing to drive one of our minibuses must hold a MiDAS certificate. The course consists of a Standard classroom session ending with a multi-choice test which must be passed plus an on the road driving assessment. Alternatively, you can opt to do both standard and Accessible classroom sessions; learning how to support people with disabilities and safe load, clamp and secure people and their wheelchairs.

MiDAS/PATs Training (per person) inclusive of VAT:

Training costs below are per driver/Passenger Assistant.

Group courses are available at your site, (subject to availability) Costing on request.

Theory Practical Length of Course Price
MiDAS Standard Classroom On the Road Assessment 1 day  


MiDAS Standard and Assessable Classroom Training Accessible Vehicle and equipment training + On the Road Assessment 2 days  




Additional on the Road Assessment 2-3hrs  


PATS Module A & B1 and Theory & Practical Assessments 1 day £150
PATS Modules A, B1, B2, C1 & C2 and Theory & Practical Assessments 2 days £200


All MiDAS training charges are payable at time of booking, are non-refundable, and include VAT.

The certificate is valid for 4 years. A handbook, certificate and postage (costing £12.80) are also included.
Refresher Courses are available on application.

Training is usually conducted here at the MCT Depot, but we are now available to do training at your site. This is helpful if you have several staff members requiring initial training or refresher courses.

There is an additional charge for this. Please contact Colleen to discuss your requirements.

For further information on Training please contact Merton Community Transport:
Telephone – 020 8648 7727 
“We recently ran a MiDAS training course for new teachers at our school and were very impressed with the service we received from Merton Community Transport. They were able to accommodate us at very short notice and we found the trainer, Graham Pain, to be polite, reliable and flexible. We would have no hesitation in recommending Merton Community Transport.” City of London Freemen’s School, Ashtead Park
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