MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) Training


SU Scotland MIDAS Training

As of September 1st 2022 SU Scotland requires all minibus drivers to have a current training certificate, such as MiDAS. To support this SU Scotland are offering training to all staff and volunteers.

The theory training takes place online. Practical assessments take place in various locations as advised on the course booking page.

If you expect to be driving a minibus for SU Scotland or an Associate Trust in the near future and want to be included on a course please contact volunteers@suscotland.org.uk.

About SU Scotland MIDAS Training

At our events young people are often given the chance to do something adventurous, which involves risk. Many of our volunteers are trained to run adventurous activities like biking and archery in a safe way. However, one of the biggest risks to our young people is being transported on the roads of Scotland. As an organisation we want to care for young people and volunteers in all aspects of our events. To this end we have begun a two year MIDAS training programme with a view to ensuring all our minibus drivers hold a MIDAS (or equivalent) qualification by the summer of 2021.

There is no legal requirement for minibus drivers to have a qualification, other than the appropriate licence category, however there is an expectation in law that organisations will provide ongoing training for minibus drivers and MIDAS is a nationally recognised qualification.

Thanks to the generosity of Trusts and supporters we have a training fund. It is our intention to make the course available without charge. We will invite volunteers to contribute to the fund as your circumstances allow and we will continue to look for external funding. We do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone accessing this training.

Food Hygiene & Catering training

Food Hygiene

SU Scotland have introduced an online course leading to a certificate in Elementary Food Hygiene. 

A current Elementary Food Hygiene qualification is required for all our Chief Cooks. It is also recommended for our Assistant Cooks.

The course is accessed via a code that is valid for 30 days, allowing you to complete it at your own pace and fit it around your day.

On completion you will be issued with a certificate from the training company.  You will also receive  a Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, Food Hygiene Handbook from SU Scotland.

Click HERE to book.


SU Scotland now run an online Allergy Awareness training course. Find out more.


SU Holidays Activity Training

We offer volunteers training for leading sessions in archery and archery tag.

Training gives you the skills needed to lead safe and enjoyable activity sessions, as well as to perform quick and basic equipment maintenance during an event. 

Initial training to lead archery requires you to attend both Day 1 and Day 2 events.

Overnight accommodation on the course dates may be available at Alltnacriche and Lendrck Muir. 

For further information on any of the training days, please email lmactivities@suscotland.org.uk or call 01577 842013.

Renewing your training

Archery training needs to be renewed every 3 years and this can only be done by attending Day 2 or by arranging to run some sessions at Lendrick Muir or Alltnacriche under observation, unless your training took place more than four years ago.

Contact Fraser Morrison to discuss: fraser.morrison@suscotland.org.uk.

Information for Team Leaders

If your event offers Archery or Archery Tag it must be led by people specifically trained to do so. Training from other organisations may be sufficient so please contact Fraser to discuss: fraser.morrison@suscotland.org.uk.

If you have any queries please contact us as soon as possible on 0141 352 7609 or volunteers@suscotland.org.uk.

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