MiDAS Passenger Assistant Training (PATS)

PATS has been developed for those people who undertake the role of passenger assistant. The people we are calling passenger assistants are sometimes called escorts, passenger carers, care assistants, chaperones or helpers. Passenger assistants may have driving duties and combined job titles. PATS is for anyone who has care or supervision of passengers when travelling by road.  

The objectives of PATS are that passenger assistants will:
  • Be aware of the legal, practical and safety issues surrounding the passenger assistant role

  • Be given help where necessary to improve their skills

  • Receive training in how to meet the specific needs of their passenger groups

  • Be assessed to ensure their skills are of an acceptable standard


How will it be delivered?

This course is delivered over 3 days consecutively.  There will be a mixture of classroom based and practical learning sessions. 

You will be assessed by undertaking a written test consisting of 30 questions relating to the theory and practical sessions attended.

Tests are paper based and multiple choice.

PATS is a modular training programme, it is delivered in separate sections which relate to the different aspects of the learners role.
Some passenger assistants work with children, and some work only with adults who have disabilities. 
Module A is a foundation module which everyone must attend.

For further information or to reserve a place on any of these courses please contact 01482 353022

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