Minibus Driver and Passenger Assistant Training – MIDAS and PATS

Nationally accepted MiDAS and PATS training for minibus drivers and passenger assistants.

Wheelchair user being helped onto busWandsworth Community Transport is a member of MiDAS (minibus drivers awareness scheme) which is the accepted standard across the whole country. This high standard of training is required of all our drivers and escorts, and is also offered to outside agencies such as schools and other minibus operating groups from the whole region. For more information about all your training needs phone Jimmy Weekly on (020) 8675 3812.

PATS (Passenger Assistant Training Scheme) is similar to MiDAS but for passenger assistants. It focuses more on the passenger and issues like manual handling, wheelchairs, disability awareness, data protection, safeguarding, dealing with challenging behaviour and much more. It is a must for passenger assistants and drivers alike who deal with vulnerable passengers. Again phone Jimmy on (020) 8675 3812 for details.

Training is normally carried out at our base in Balham, but we can also come to you if there are several candidates.

Drivers who drive as part of their job (teachers, youth workers etc.) and who took their test after 1996 need to do Minibus PCV test to obtain D1 entitlement. See the section entitled D1 Training to find out more.