Other Training Services

In addition to standard MiDAS training, Hounslow Community Transport can provide the following vehicle related training. If you require further information please call us on 020 8572 8204 or email enquiries@hounslowct.org.uk.

PCV D1 Minibus Driver Training

The PCV D1 licence is for drivers who passed their car driving test after January 1st 1997 and wish to drive a minibus with more than 8 passenger seats.

The PCV D1 licence is available for drivers aged 21 or over who have a full car driving licence.

First Aid

This course includes a 4 hour class and a practical session. Candidates will be given an introduction to first aid within their work environment, its definition and purpose. Among the many subjects addressed will be:

  • The unconscious casualty
  • The causes of unconsciousness
  • The conscious casualty
  • Airways and breathing disorders
  • The circulation system
  • Wounds and bleeding

MiDAS ‘Accessible’ Driver

This course is for drivers who require disability awareness, wheelchair and security equipment training. This training course includes the ’Standard’ MiDAS module plus an additional class session of 3 1/2 hours which covers information on:

  • Disability Awareness
  • Overview of the Disability Discrimination Act
  • Wheelchair handling
  • Wheelchair and passenger security equipment training
  • Correct use of lift and/or ramp, and safety advice

PAT (Passenger Assistant Training)

This is a 4 module course. Module A is the foundation but the other modules can be added or omitted subject to the individual’s needs.

  • MODULE A: The role of the passenger assistant — 3 1/2 hours
  • MODULE B: Assisting passengers with disabilities— 3 1/2 hours
  • MODULE C1: Supervising children & young people— 1 1/2 hours
  • MODULE C2: Adults who require care and attention— 1 1/2 hours

This course has been developed for people who undertake the role of passenger assistant (sometimes called escorts, carers, care assistants, chaperones or helpers). PAT training is for anyone who has care and/or supervision of passengers when travelling by road, whether as a non-driving passenger or as a driver/passenger assistant. Topics covered include:

  • Passenger assistant’s role and responsibilities
  • Legal, practical and safety issues
  • Health and Safety and Manual Handling overview
  • Disability awareness
  • Emergency situations
  • Persons with learning difficulties
  • Sensory restrictions
  • Emotional or behavioural difficulties
  • Correct use of wheelchair/safe use of lifts/ramps