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Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme

Please note: If you wish to attend any of the RVS training courses, you will need to complete an online booking.

We are the local provider for Minibus Driver Assessment courses, which enables drivers to hire RVS minibuses. These are delivered every month. The next available courses are listed below.

MiDAS (Mini-Bus Driver Awareness Scheme) Standard and Accessible Certificates / Refresher Courses

We have new dates with places available for MiDAS certificate training. Please book places ASAP as spaces are limited.

Please see below for further information:

Refreshers: Please note that we have reviewed our MiDAS programme, and the format may have changed since your last course.

 

DATE  COURSE TYPE  SUITABILITY  LINK TO BOOK ONLINE 
Tue 16th April ‘24 Day 1: All Delegates Aimed at both refresher & first time MiDAS drivers including those who transport passengers with mobility issues and in wheelchairs Click here
Wed 17th April ‘24 Day 2: Accessible/Accessible Refresher Delegates Aimed at both refresher & first time Accessible MiDAS drivers who transport passengers with mobility issues and in wheelchairs Click here
Tues 14th May ‘24 Day 1: All Delegates Aimed at both refresher & first time MiDAS drivers including those who transport passengers with mobility issues and in wheelchairs Click here
Wed 15th May ‘24 Day 2: Accessible/Accessible Refresher Delegates Aimed at both refresher & first time Accessible MiDAS drivers who transport passengers with mobility issues and in wheelchairs Click here

COSTS

  • Standard is £100 for RVS members and £120 for Non-Members (New drivers get more time in the mini bus plus a handbook)
  • Accessible is £120 for RVS members and £140 for Non-Members
  • Standard Refresher Course is £80 for RVS Members and £100 for Non-Members
  • Accessible Refresher Course is £100 for RVS Members and £120 for Non-Members
  • Those who are doing a Refresher Course will need to bring their MiDAS manuals with them on the day. If not, you will be charged £10 for a new one.

TIMINGS/VENUE

Day 1: All Delegates

8.45am – approx. 5pm, based at our offices in Farnborough, with theory in the morning and a practical driving assessment in the afternoon.

Day 2: Accessible Delegates

8.45am – 1pm theory & practical. Driving assessment slots from 1pm. There may be space for Standard driving assessments for those who can’t wait on day 1.

The morning sessions are fixed times. Driving assessment times in the afternoons can be flexible – please speak to your trainer on the day.

CANCELLATIONS

If for any unforeseen reason you need to cancel your place on a course, at least 7 days notice is required. If the cancellation is made with less than 7 days notice, the charge for the course may still be made. Exceptional circumstances will be considered.