Some of our Drivers in the process of completing the Safe Urban Driving Driver CPC Module


Types of Training Conducted By BCT

  • MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme)
  • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC). Manual Handling and Disability Awareness
  • Passenger-Assistant Training (PATs)
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid

Our Driver Training Department trains and assesses potential drivers to the nationally recognised MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) standard.  This scheme is developed in conjunction with CTA (Community Transport Association) and drivers are trained to the same standard nationally to drive minibuses of up to 17 seats capacity.

This service is also available to any organisation that needs to train their drivers.  At present we have over 500 trained drivers on our register.  Over the years BCT has greatly improved this service to the community, and has trained hundreds of drivers to MiDAS Standards, ensuring the safety of our passengers.

Driver CPC is now a Regulatory Requirement and we offer Modules relating to Manual Handling and Disability Awareness

Other training also available and proving very popular is Passenger Assistant Training, (PATS) which is a nationally recognised scheme designed for anyone who has the care or supervision of passengers travelling by road.

In addition to the driver training, we have been accredited by the CTA as one of the first training agents to deliver Manual Handling Training.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to provide training for all their staff.  In the case of Manual Handling, this general requirement needs to be supplemented with more specific information and training on risks of injury and prevention.

This course was designed for drivers and passenger assistants as part of the MiDAS and PATS training package but can also be delivered as a free-standing manual handling course - people do not have to complete other MiDAS or PATS training before attending this one day course.

The MiDAS First Aid course is suitable for appointed persons and those who require the knowledge and skills to act safely in an emergancy suituation and give effective life-saving assistance until better qualified personnel take over.

These training schemes are open to all organisations and individuals.

A MiDAS training certificate is a mandatory requirement for anyone who wishes to drive any of our vehicles.

Costs for Training

Please call our training department for prices, as our pricing structure is tailored to meet the type of training required by an individual we also have different prices for Statutory, Group and Voluntary Organisations.

BCT's training centre is fully equipped for all your training needs however our trainers can travel to your premises or to a location convenient to you, in such cases we will bring the equipment required for training. Prices for this may vary depending on distance and travel etc.

For more details or to discuss your needs please call us on 0203 114 7022 or email us at

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