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:
- Background to MiDAS
- Responsibilities of the DAT
- Planning and preparation
- Assessing drivers
- Training drivers (on-road and theory)
- Theory assessments
- Presentation skills
- Refresher training for drivers
- 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:
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.