MiDAS Minibus Driver Training
The Gloucestershire Minibus Scheme (GMS) requires all minibus drivers to have completed MiDAS training (Minibus Driving Awareness Scheme). This is a nationally accredited qualification, and ensures all drivers have reached a certain level of safety when driving a minibus. If you want to drive disabled access buses, please indicate that you require training for “Standard & Accessible” MiDAS on your application form
There is a minimum age of 25 for people to be minibus drivers, and potential drivers should normally have the D1 minibus entitlement on their driving licence.
GMS can arrange MiDAS training with one of our trainers. The cost of an organisation’s first MiDAS training with GMS can be deducted from the next booking they make with us!
To apply for MiDAS training, or to join as a driver if already MiDAS trained, the driver needs to complete a Driver Registration Application Form and Medical Declaration Form, which are included the GMS application pack (see downloads page).
Future Training Dates
MiDAS training sessions are usually held once a week, on Wednesdays (Stroud and Ciren) or Thursdays (Newent and Gloucester). For more details of our trainers, call us or send us an email!