What is the MiDAS test and do I need it?

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 activities@leeds.ac.uk.