MiDAS Driver Standard & Refresher

Suitable for anyone who is required to drive a minibus as part of their role. That might be a volunteer who drives occasionally for a local community group or a paid driver working full time.


MiDAS Driver Standard training costs £161.00 per delegate. Please be aware that, if the organisation registering for training is not a member of the CTA, an additional charge of £8.00 per delgate will be applied. 


  • Eligibility is for anyone who has a requirement to drive a minibus as part of their role, from occasional voluntary drivers to full time paid drivers.
  • Employees of a MiDAS registered organisations. Organisations can register for free.


MiDAS is the gold standard training scheme for minibus drivers in the community transport sector and beyond, ensuring that minibus drivers are able to provide safe, legal and comfortable journeys.


The training course will be facilitated by a MiDAS Driver Assessor.


Online theory course and theory assessment (90 minutes)

90 minutes of interactive and engaging E-Learning, covering the legal responsibilities of drivers and the essential theoretical knowledge needed to provide safe, legal and comfortable journeys.

Module 1 – Introduction to MiDAS

Module 2 – The Minibus

Module 3 – Driver Licensing

Module 4 – Minibus Driving Tips

Module 5 – Reversing & Manoeuvring

Module 6 – The Journey

Module 7 – Legal Responsibilities

Module 8 – Breakdown, Collision & Evacuation Procedures

Module 9 – Theory Assessment

Module 10 – Next steps


Individual Practical Session and Driving Assessment (90 mins)

Up to 45 minutes in a minibus working individually with a Driver Assessor. This session provides drivers with an opportunity to ask any questions they have based on their online course and is tailored to their needs and ability.

Training Registration

Register for the training course to secure a place and schedule an assessment. 

How to Find Us


ABILITY, Grafton Suite, Caswell Science Park, Towcester, Northants, NN12 8EQ.

By car, from the M1 North/South exit at Junction 15A or  from M40 North/South exit Junction 10.

The nearest train stations are at Milton Keynes and Northampton. Onward bus routes from these stations to Towcester are infrequent and subject to change. There is no direct bus link to the ABILITY office at Caswell Science Park.