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​Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS)

MiDAS helps improve minibus safety by working with your organisation to enhance skills for drivers. Anyone interested in driving an Easilink vehicle must:

  1. Fill in a MiDAS registration form.
  2. Provide Easilink with a copy of their driving licence.
  3. Complete the MiDAS course to be eligible for Easilink’s insurance cover.

For more information about the MiDAS scheme and answers to frequently asked questions please see the attached MiDAS Leaflet:


MiDAS is a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers and consists of three modules and a written test:

  • On Road Assessment;
  • Standard Training Module;
  • Accessible Minibus Training (For Groups who work with wheelchair users).

On Road Assessment takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

The standard training module takes three hours to complete and covers:

  • Introducing MiDAS;
  • Driving a Minibus;
  • Common Driving Faults and How to Avoid Them;
  • Legal Requirements and Good Practice for Minibus Drivers;
  • Minibus Equipment;
  • Passenger Awareness,
  • Assistance and Safety;
  • Safety for Passengers who use Wheelchairs in Minibuses;
  • Breakdown, Accident and Emergency Procedures.

MiDAS training must be completed every four years. MiDAS costs £50 per person.

training enquiry

If you would like to know more about our driver training, please get in touch.

Foyle & Strabane Office

028 7188 3282

Omagh Office

028 8224 8140

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