MIDAS Training


The programme enhances and brings awareness skills to the thousands of drivers, passengers and volunteers using minibuses through the course of their work. As everyone agrees the task of driving a minibus requires skills over and above those required to drive a car.

At Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport we are proud to have our own MIDAS trainers ensuring our staff and volunteers are trained to a high standard recognised nationally. The scheme started in Hampshire where a detailed study of minibus driving and a consultation with voluntary and statutory groups operated minibuses. The outcome was that all MIDAS trained drivers will:

  1. Be assessed to ensure their driving skills are of an acceptable standard. 
  2. Given help where necessary to improve their minibus driving skills.
  3. Be aware of the legal, practical and safety issues surrounding minibus driving.
  4. Be trained in the safe use of wheelchair accessible minibuses where necessary.
  5. Receive a certificate that is acceptable by other MIDAS members.

Training is carried out in our training suite, in pleasant surroundings which is easily accessed from all areas by good road links. We can be flexible with dates, times to suit an individual’s existing commitments. We supply light refreshments, during regular breaks in the schedule.

Our Vehicles are fully accessible with the correct specialist equipment enabling us to train prospective drivers on how to use the tail lift and secure someone who is in a wheelchair.

We are currently undertaking training for South Gloucestershire council, Scout Groups as well as many of the larger schools in South Gloucestershire.

Please click on link to view our MIDAS BROCHURE.

Midas brochure 2022


Olympus TrustBest course I’ve attended this year!

Meadowbrook Primary SchoolThank you for a great day of learning!

Meadowbrook Primary SchoolThank you, was a really good course.

Bradley Stoke School-Good .driving experience i.e. practical element of the course

Very welcoming and friendly throughout.

Bradley Stoke SchoolGood days course. Enjoyed course. Strongly recommended.

Callicroft SchoolBob was very supportive and helpful.

Olympus Academy trustGreatest strength of the course was the long practical sessions.

Olympus Academy trustI felt happy with the course content. It was easy to access and understand.

Filton Hill primary schoolPractical driving opportunities.
Theory side of the course was easy to follow.
Opportunity to drive in different areas (e.g. country lanes, busy roads)

Charborough Road School-The practical aspect of the course.

Bradley Stoke SchoolInteresting nice leaders.

Stoke lodge SchoolGood days course. Enjoyed course. Strongly recommended.

Prices for MIDAS Training

Prices for MIDAS Training are available on request. Please contact our office.


01454 250500/510