MiDAS Driver Assessor/Trainer Course

 

MiDAS Driver Assessor/Trainer Course

The course for MiDAS (the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) Driver Assessor/Trainers (known as a DAT) is held over three days for a Standard DAT (who will be training drivers of Standard minibuses) and four days for an Accessible DAT (who will be training drivers of Accessible minibuses).

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The course is modular in design and covers, amongst other things, the following topics:

  1. Background to MiDAS
  2. Responsibilities of the DAT
  3. Planning and preparation
  4. Assessing drivers
  5. Training drivers (on-road and theory)
  6. Theory assessments
  7. Presentation skills
  8. Refresher training for drivers
  9. Setting up a MiDAS assessment and training programme

In addition Accessible DATs would cover:

  • The safe use of passenger lifts and ramps
  • Wheelchair tie-downs and passenger safety belts
  • Disability awareness
  • Passenger assistance techniques
  • Added legal/good practice considerations

Normally Accessible DATs would have some experience in the field, without that it might be a less useful learning experience.

To be awarded a Driver Assessor/Trainers certificate the candidate would need to pass a number of assessments:

Driving assessment
Theory assessments
Presentation skills assessment
Accessible DATs would have to pass an additional theory assessment and a practical skills assessment.

If you are interested in having one or more in-house DATs trained why not contact us for an informal discussion. We can also forward to you a detailed course overview.

Call us on 01557 428324