Safer drivers
through driver assessments
and training

Safer drivers and safer vehicles for safer schools

There is no bigger factor of minibus safety than driver proficiency; ensuring your drivers are not only trained but that training is regularly refreshed, assessed, and documented.


MiDAS or practical assessments

Whether drivers have D1 entitlement or not, they are required under a Section 19 Permit to undertake refresher training such as MiDAS that includes practical driver assessments

Castle Minibus offer both D1 driver training and MiDAS refresher training.

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Online Driver Assessment (CODA)

Recommended to be taken annually, online driver risk assessments allow you to evidence you are assessing your drivers regularly and keeping accurate records. Our online driver risk assessment programme not only gives you feedback on your drivers’ abilities but also offers additional online training.

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D1 Driver Training

If you passed your driving test before January 1997 you will have inherited your D1 licence as part of that test. However, there is a big difference in driving a minibus full of passengers and driving a car; just because you’re legal doesn’t necessarily mean you’re safe.

Castle Minibus offers D1 driver training. We have helped staff from over 2000 schools pass their D1 tests.

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Online Minibus Compliance Course (MCC)

This is an online course that aims to educate those responsible for managing the minibuses and drivers on their legal obligations where minibuses are concerned. It also details how to maintain the highest safety standards and WHY this is important for the drivers themselves as well as the school.

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