Rely on our experienced, certified, and qualified instructors to expertly train your minibus drivers. Based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, MSW Driver Training is a minibus driving school that helps clients to achieve the MiDAS certificate. Using more than 25 years of experience, we deliver minibus driver training courses at the customer’s premises, maintaining a personal and professional approach throughout. Our courses are available for any individual that holds the necessary driving licence. MSW Driver Training is a proud member of the Driving Instructors Association.

Professional Training for Minibus Drivers in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

Make sure that your minibus drivers are fully trained to a nationally recognised standard with our MiDAS driver training. Based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, we provide exceptional training that covers standard minibuses and those with wheelchair access. Our experienced and qualified instructors will come to you, holding theory sessions at your premises and conducting training in your minibus for comfort and familiarity. Additionally, our ADI-qualified instructor is available for extra training. Please note that anyone who is going to drive a minibus, or apply for MiDAS training, should first check their driving licence to ensure that it complies with the law.

Important Training from Approved Instructors

The Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) helps drivers for charities and other non-commercial organisations achieve an excellent standard of driving and awareness of their passengers. The scheme is administered by the Community Transport Association UK.

Our experienced, approved driving instructors can deliver theory lessons and give your drivers practical driving assessments to help them gain their certificates. Drivers must also complete a refresher course to comply with MiDAS regulations every four years, and we will be more than happy to provide.

Covering Minibuses with Disabled Access

Alongside drivers who will be handling standard minibuses, our range of courses also covers enhanced training for drivers who are operating minibuses with wheelchair access. The course includes extra training in matters such as assisting disabled people and using ramps, which is vitally important to many community organisations.

Information about Our MiDAS Training Courses

MiDAS (an acronym for Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training courses are available for all individuals using minibuses for non-commercial purposes. Based in Tadcaster, equidistant between York and Leeds, MSW Driver Training works with customers in the surrounding areas of both cities. Our instructors deliver professionally accredited courses that give you the certification you need to drive a minibus on the roads.

The Importance of Training

MSW promotes safety by working with organisations to enhance driver and passenger awareness skills. Statistically, working as a driver is one of the most dangerous jobs, posing just as much of a risk as working on a quarry or as a deep-sea fisherman, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the obligation of employers to provide their paid and volunteer employees with the necessary resources, guidance, and supervision to undertake driving training. As you can see, there is a clear legal obligation for workplaces and organisations to ensure that their drivers are adequately trained.

MiDAS is applicable to any organisation that transports passengers by road, including member organisations, schools, and local authorities with fleets of any size. Even if you don’t own your own vehicle or minibus, it is important to ensure that you are fully trained and qualified if you provide driving for organisations on a voluntary or paid basis.

Thorough Courses with Certified Instructors

Our MiDAS courses provide both classroom-based theory training and on-the-road driving experience with ADI grade A- and fleet-registered training. MSW is a member of the DIA, AIRSO, and IAM, and supplies qualified QCF assessors and MiDAS DATs to ensure that you are receiving the best possible training. Theory and practical assessments are available.

MSW Driver Training also provides refresher training for existing certificated drivers, as it is mandatory to attend refresher training every four years to retain your certificate. If you are thinking about applying to a MiDAS course with MSW Driver Training, please ensure that you check your driving licence entitlement to ensure that you are eligible for training.