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Minibus training

The following Community Transport LEADER supported training is available free to groups to train volunteers:
 

Course

Content

Duration

MIDAS STANDARD

To Hampshire CC course specification

  • Vehicle familiarisation,
  • daily vehicle checks,
  •  defensive driving,
  • responsibilities of minibus driver,
  • Theory test and driving assessment 

One Day

MIDAS ACCESSIBLE

To Hampshire CC course specification

  • This course covers etiquette,
  •  how to communicate with disabled passengers,
  • disability awareness, and use of appropriate equipment. 

One Day

MIDAS PASSENGER ASSISTANT TRAINING

To Hampshire CC course specification

  • PATS have five modules,
  • an induction module undertaken by all 
  • modules looking at assisting passengers with disabilities (but not wheelchair users),
  •  assisting wheelchair users,
  •  assisting children and young people
  • assisting older people.

One Day

MIDAS CAR & MPV

To Hampshire CC course specification

  • Combined course offering training to those transporting disabled passengers in their own car or MPV.

One Day

Assessment and preparation for       D and DI

  • Theory test preparation
  • Hazard perception preparation
  • Driver assessment for D and D1 test

 

D1

  • Driver training to
  • DSA test

3 days

D

  • Driver training to
  •  DSA test

Up to 5 days

SAFER PEOPLE MOVING & HANDLING

(Vehicle related)

  • Reducing the risk of injury to staff and passengers by explaining the mechanics of injury and by demonstrating correct procedures.

One Day

FIRST AID

(Vehicle related First Response)

  • Comprehensive course covering all aspects of First Aid.

One Day

EMERGENCY EVACUATION FROM VEHICLES

 

  • Understanding fire,
  • 3 basic rules for evacuation
  •  Assisting passengers with disabilities in an emergency.

One Day

 All training courses must be arranged through The Highland Council TEC Services or they will not be funded through the LEADER supported programme.
Please contact Ivor Souter, TEC services, ivor.souter@highland.gov.uk   tel:- 01463 702602 TEC services, HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness for an application form for any of the above courses.
 

 

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