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0845 338 1898

Minibus Training and Safety

MiDAS training throughout the UK

At Minibus Training and Safety Ltd we offer the best possible MiDAS and D1 tuition at affordable prices. 

Our D1 courses are for anyone without D1 on their license or for those that need to remove the (101) restriction. 

The MiDAS ( Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) Inductions and PATS Training (Passenger Assistants Training Scheme) programs are the nationally recognized standards throughout the UK and can be run at your own premises. These courses are suitable for all, especially school teachers, college staff and care home staff.

Currently, you may not have to complete a D1 qualification if in one of these voluntary driving roles, in which case the MiDAS training is seen as a minimum requirement in most sectors.

The Motor Vehicles Regulations 1999 allows the driving of minibuses under clearly defined conditions by drivers who hold a category B entitlement but have not passed a D1 (Minibus) driving test.

Those conditions include the following:

  • The driver has held a category B driving license for at least 2 years
  • A non-commercial body is using this minibus being driven for social purposes
  • The driver provides his services and receives no consideration for doing so, other than out of pocket expenses
  • The weight of the minibus does not exceed 3.5tonnes or 4.25tonnes if accessible.
  • The driver is a minimum age of 21 years

For more information on the guidelines of minibus driving, please refer to the documents below:

Teachers Driving School Minibuses

DfT Guidelines on Incidental Driving of Minibuses 


We also now offer two new courses!

Emergency First Aid at Work

MiDAS 5 Steps to Safety

Visit the MiDAS page for more information.


All of our trainers are fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors with many years experience in Minibus Training ensuring you the finest training and support at all times.

If the information on our website doesn't answer all your questions please call, email or submit a question in the space to the right and we will be in touch as soon as possible. 


"I believe this to be a very good means of refreshing things I already knew, and also teaching new skills. The tutors were very polite and informative and answered any questions I had without hesitation. "

"Really enjoyable throughout, felt at ease and the whole session was well-taught and delivered at a steady pace. "

"Would highly recommend to deliver training, all of our delegates enjoyed the training which was delivered to a high standard. The whole process from booking until delivery was communicated to us at every stage - the trainer that arrived was engaging and friendly putting everybody at ease 5* will use in future without hesitation"

"Having never driven a bigger vehicle than a car, Chris was excellent in advice, supporting and guiding when the practical element came into play. "

"Given confidence with advice and visual representation. Learnt new things about driving and possible problems. Great course, instructor very calm and I learnt a lot."

"Huge thank you to you and especially Mick who was amazing can you please pass on my thanks to him for being a great teacher"

"Excellent course, very knowledgable and fair instructor. Comments and feedback were useful and experience of being an instructor was clearly evident. "

"Very helpful course, very thorough and enjoyable. Appreciated the patience and support given."

"Well organised and presented, clear and patient instructions"

"Training was great, learnt loads. Made me more aware of my driving and how I could improve."

"I looked around for MIDAS Training for staff to be safe to drive our new minibus and also to accompany residents on outings. I luckily found this wonderful company on the internet and Chris was the only person to bother ringing me back. He arrived and put my staff at ease and he was an excellent teacher with years of experience and helped everyone ease their fears of doing a small driving test. Everyone passed and I would recommend this company. We are opening 4 more homes this year and we shall be using Chris - Thank you from a very satisfied customer"

"This was a well prepared, thought out and productive learning session which was both fun and educational for my role in the care home."

"Very interesting and well presented by Brian. Very informative."

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Contact Information

Minibus Training and Safety Ltd
Unit 25
Broadfields Farm
Dunmow Road
CM77 6SA
Telephone: 0845 338 1898
Email: info@minibustrainingandsafety.co.uk