MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) is an additional driving test that allows students as young as 21 years old to drive up to a 9 seat MPV, without the requirement of a D1 on their licence.
You need to be 18+ and hold a drivers license for a minimum of 1 year. Drivers must have a UK drivers licence to sit the test and unfortunately previous driving licences from other countries do not count towards the length of time a licence must be held to qualify for the test.
The certification lasts for 4 years and it costs £75 per person.
The test includes a two and a half hour theory test and a 50 minute practical test. The theory usually takes place 10.00am on a Saturday, whilst the practical is on Saturday/Sunday 10.00am-17.00pm. You do not need to prepare for the theory test. Both of these tests are necessary to be certified.
If you would like to take a MiDAS test, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.