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Driver training

A range of training is offered for drivers in the voluntary and non-profit sectors. This is administered nationally by the Community Transport Association.

If you are an approved Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) trainer in Nottinghamshire and would like to include or update your details on this page, please email enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk quoting MiDAS in the subject.

Minibus training

MiDAS provides organisations with the means to assess and train all their minibus drivers.

For more information about the scheme see the Community Transport Association website.

Drivers Assessor Training Agencies

View a national list of MiDAS Training Agencies

Driver Assessor/Trainers (DATS)

The following list is of approved MiDAS DATS trainers in the Nottinghamshire area:

MiDAS Minibus Module A – Standard and Module B - Accessible
  • Community Transport for Town and County (CT4TC) telephone: 01773 746 652
  • Doncaster Community Transport telephone: 01308 342 300
  • Drive Safe (Gainsborough) telephone: 01427 617 855
  • Erewash Community Transport telephone: 01159 309 134
  • Nottinghamshire County Council telephone: 01159 694 390
  • Our Centre, Kirkby in Ashfield telephone: 01623 753 192
  • Rotherham Community Transport telephone: 01709 516 092
  • Tuxford Dial a Trip telephone: 01777 870 040

Thinking of becoming a Driver Assessor/Trainer?

The role of a Driver Assessor/Trainer is a responsible one requiring a combination of skills. Good minibus driving skills are essential but it is equally important to have a proven ability to help others to learn. A checklist is available showing the skills and qualifications anyone wishing to join a MiDAS Driver Assessor/Trainer’s course should have.

Car and MPV training

MiDAS Car and MPV provides training opportunities for organisations operating smaller vehicles, or who co-ordinate volunteers in voluntary/community car schemes. This training is appropriate for drivers of smaller vehicles (ranging from saloon cars to wheelchair accessible vehicles) and offers similar high standards to those that MiDAS promotes, this also includes refresher training. For car scheme drivers driving their own vehicles, the observed drive is optional.

For further information please see the Community Transport Association website.

Car and MPV trainers

Approved MiDAS Car and MPV trainers in the Nottinghamshire area:

Non-observed training

  • Clowne and District Community Transport telephone: 01246 573 040
  • Erewash Community Transport telephone: 01159 309 134
  • Newark & Sherwood CVS - Door2Door telephone: 01623 611 220
  • Nottinghamshire County Council telephone: 01159 694 390
  • Tuxford Dial a Trip telephone: 01777 870 040

Observed training

  • Tuxford Dial a Trip telephone: 01777 870 040

View a national list of car and MPV trainers.

5 Steps to Safety

The 5 Steps to Safety course involves some classroom based training which provides the skills and information needed when evacuating a vehicle fire. For further information please see the Community Transport Association website:

5 steps to safety.

First aid training

Some providers also provide first aid training. For further information please contact the relevant scheme.

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