About MiDAS at BCT
BCT offers the MiDAS minibus driving qualification from their Training Centre in Bedminster, Bristol and the course can also be run from suitable venues across the south west. Our colleagues elsewhere in the HCT Group can provide MiDAS and PATS training for you in Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Leeds.
BCT trains hundreds of youth leaders, teachers, care home workers, students, professional drivers, and many more, a year in minibus driving.
MiDAS is the award winning Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, organised by the Community Transport Association. MiDAS is a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers. The scheme is designed to enhance driving standards and promote the safe operation of minibuses.
BCT has been providing training/assessment for minibus drivers for over 25 years. We have a team of experienced Driving Assessor / Trainers (DATs) who use their years of minibus driving experience to enhance and supplement the comprehensive MiDAS training materials. We currently train over 500 people a year in minibus driving.
Each course is presented in a practical, friendly manner with the Driving Assessor / Trainers able to respond to the specific needs of each person on the course. The theory sessions are complimented by watching relevant videos. The course also includes the practical emergency evacuation of a smoke-filled minibus, as well as practical examples of how to check a minibus for road worthiness etc.
BCT is able to draw on over 30 years of experience of operating a fleet of minibuses to help ensure that the training is delivered in an effective and professional manner, and that it meets the needs of the course delegates. Our standards are unstinting; a MiDAS Certificate is only awarded to those reaching the required high standards. Further training and assessment is offered to anyone unable to initially reach the required standard.
We can also use of your of experience and knowledge to develop tailored training courses to meet specific needs.