Training – Midas
MiDAS & PATS Training
The content of the Midas Standard Training Course Included in this session is
- What are you licenced to drive?
- Driving for safety and economy
- Walk round checks
- Mini Bus law
- Fitness to drive
- Breakdowns, emergency evacuation
- Theory assessment
- Practical driving assessment
Standard Training Costs £80.00 per person
Midas Refresher Training
Required every four years costs the same as the above.
Refresher driving assessments last approximately 45 minutes.
Standard Refresher Costs £70.00 per person
Included in the accessible session is
- Passenger safety
- Working with disabled people
- Practical skills assessment in using a passenger ramp or lift
- How to secure a wheelchair user safely in a minibus
- A theory assessment
Standard Accessible Training Costs £120.00 per person
Midas Accessible Refresher Training
Required every four years the same as the above.
Accessible Refresher Training Costs £100.00 per person
PATS (Passenger Assistant Training Scheme) Training Course
What is PATS?
MiDAS PATS, developed jointly by (Community Transport Association UK) and Hampshire County Council, provides a nationally recognised standard of training for people whose role it is to provide care and assistance to passengers traveling by road.
PATS (Passenger Assistant Training Scheme) Course Contents:
Module A: The role of the passenger assistant :
This is the foundation module for all passenger assistants. This module enables drivers/carers to understand the role of the passenger assistant (PA).
Module B1: Passenger awareness and assistance :
This module covers awareness of passenger needs and how to assist, looking at individuals who don’t use a wheelchair.
Module B2: Assisting passengers who travel in wheelchairs :
B2 covers similar aspects to B1 but focuses specifically on passengers in wheelchairs.
Module C1: Supervising children and young people with special needs :
For PAs who work with children or young people with special needs.
Module C2: Working with adults who need care and supervision :
PAs who work with vulnerable adults.
Who is it aimed at?
Delegates may be paid staff or volunteers and they may be performing the dual role of driver/carer, but are specifically responsible for looking after passengers during transportation by road. This could include bus and minibus drivers, escorts, care workers, teachers, and taxi and private hire workers.
How long does the course take?
The course lasts between one and two full days depending on the number of modules chosen. We highly recommend that delegates undertake all PATS modules, however most organisations only require Module A to remain compliant.
What do I get?
In addition to copies of the comprehensive course materials those attending the course are also issued with a PATS Certificate.
How much does it cost?
The cost is £70.00 per module per person