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BATS is proud to be a member of the Community Transport Association UK (CTA UK) and the Federation of Small Businesses.

Driver Training

As well as providing transport services, BATS also offer Minibus Driver Awareness training to schools and colleges, groups or individuals.


BATS is a member of MiDAS, the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, organised by the Community Transport Association U.K.(CTA) which aims to promote a nationally-recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers.

It is a membership-based scheme that has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses. All drivers using our minibuses must first successfully complete the MiDAS course.

Drivers who successfully complete the MiDAS assessment and training programme will receive a nationally recognised certificate valid for four years, as well as the option of obtaining the comprehensive "MiDAS Driver's Handbook".


BATS can also provide Passenger Assistant Training (PATS).

PATS provides a nationally-recognised standard of training to those appointed to provide care and assistance to passengers travelling by road.

PATS has several modules. BATS can provide training for the following:

The other PATS modules require specialist trainers and, at present, we are unable to offer them. These are:


Supported by Community Transport Association U.K


For specific information about Driver Training, please e-mail: or give us a call on (01322) 311333.

You are also welcome to make a direct enquiry, or provide feedback, using our contact page.

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