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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 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. 


"Very useful, I now feel I could confidently and safely use the school minibus."

"Comments on driving both useful and delivered with respect without undermining confidence."

"Didn't get bored, the session was interesting. Instructor was easy-going, easy to talk to and listened to us."

"Very good training. Brian was thorough and reassuring as I was very nervous! Thank you very much."
"Trainer was easy to talk to and explained topics well. The use of written and video information, as well as practical. Trainer gave encouraging feedback after driving session."

"Lovely venue. The trainer was really nice and reassuring."

"I really enjoyed this, Brian gave me the confidence I needed."

"Fun, informative session. Chris created a relaxing environment and listened to our concerns. Very encouraging and supportive."

"Trainer was excellent, he covered all aspects and helped you understand if people weren't sure. Very good training session."
"Facilitator was extremely supportive and encouraging, plus having expertise and knowledge to make you feel you were being guided by an experienced and competent tutor."
"Thank you for all your hard work in preparation and delivery of the courses/patience on the drive!"

"Really enjoyed the course, Brian is a knowledgeable and helpful instructor with the patience of a saint."

"Chris was very calm and easy to learn from. Very helpful and learnt a lot from him."

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Contact Information

Minibus Training and Safety Ltd
Unit 24
Broadfields Farm
Dunmow Road
CM77 6SA
Telephone: 0845 338 1898
Email: info@minibustrainingandsafety.co.uk