PAT – Passenger Assistance Training Courses
PATS, developed jointly by CTA UK and Hampshire County Council and provides a nationally recognised standard of training to people whose role it is to provide care and assistance to passengers travelling by road.
Following the MiDAS modular format, PATS training is available throughout the UK. Unlike MiDAS, PATS members make a commitment to assess the training needs of staff performing the role of passenger assistant on a vehicle. These people may be paid staff, or volunteers and they may be performing the dual role of driver/carer. Like MiDAS, PATS includes refresher training however this is only compulsory for trainers. Refresher for passenger assistants is carried out following an assessment of training needs by their managers.