MiDAS Taxi / Private Hire Passenger Awareness
Course Type: Transport
Duration: 1/2 Day
Awarding Body: MiDAS CTA
Course Title: MiDAS Taxi / Private Hire Passenger Awareness
Our Instructors: All our Instructors are all fully qualified CTA Trainers
Funding: Yes, may be available depending on local government funding.
Outcome: MiDAS Certificate
Full Category B driving licence
4 Hour Class and Practical Session (This course can be longer dependent upon requirements)
In your role as a Taxi/Private Hire Driver you will meet passengers who are:
- Wheelchair users
- People with walking difficulties
- People with visual impairment
- People with hearing impairment
- Passengers with “hidden” disabilities
This course aims to raise your passenger awareness, not produce experts on disability.
You will be made aware of your responsibilities, and advised on assistance to give to passengers in a way that is safe and appropriate to their needs.
Emphasis will be on assisting and securing wheelchair users particularly in wheelchair accessible taxis e.g. TX, Fairway and Metro cab.
We can also carry out bespoke training for accessible MPV type private hire vehicles or accessible mobility vehicles. This course is also available for non-accessible taxi drivers.
Course will include an emphasis on code of practice. There will be demonstration and practical exercises, use of short relevant DVD material and each candidate will receive course related hand-out material.
We can also prepare Taxi/Private Hire drivers for the DSA Taxi Driving Test.
Cost: £60 + VAT