Car and MPV

Car and MPV is training that provides the opportunity for organisations operating smaller vehicles, or voluntary car schemes, to deliver the same level of training to their drivers as MiDAS provides for minibus drivers. It follows the same modular format as MiDAS, providing drivers with the information they need to provide safe and comfortable transport for their passengers.


Car and MPV training costs £189 per delegate.


Employees of a MiDAS registered organisations. Organisations can register for free.


Ensures drivers are able to provide safe, legal and comfortable journeys.


The training course will be facilitated by a Car and MPV Observer.


Each delegate must complete a theory assessment for every module they undertake.

Where a module includes a driving or practical skills assessment, each delegate must complete the assessment.

Each driving assessment or observed drive must last for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Additional time should be allocated for the demonstrations, familiarisation and supervised practices as required.

  • Module A – “Standard” Car & MPV theory (2 hours 30 minutes)
  • Observed drive (Up to 1 hour per delegate)
  • Module B – “Accessible” Car & MPV theory (3 hours)
  • Module C1 – Supervising children and young people with special needs theory (1 hour)
  • Module C2 – Working with adults who require care and supervision theory (1 hour)
  • Practical skills assessment (Up to 1 hour per delegate)
  • Minibus add-on (2 hours including additional driving and practical skills assessments)

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.