NEED Ltd provides a range of accredited training courses available to individuals and organisations.

Courses can be delivered at our premises in Alnwick or at another location to suit you. Please note we may charge travelling expenses for courses in other locations.

The courses have a combination of PowerPoint presentation, discussion groups, practical participation and demonstrations. They culminate in a test that can be a combination of continual assessment, written tests, such as theory and multiple choice question papers, practical scenario assessments and demonstrations.

The MiDAS courses will have elements of driving a vehicle on both public and private roads. Training materials and vehicles are provided for the training sessions.

The courses including an Open College Network (OCN) certificate that is endorsed, accredited and certified by OCN who are a National Governing Body who check, vet and oversee training standards delivered by NEED Ltd.

The MiDAS courses are part of the Community Transport Association (CTA) who are a National Governing Body and the certificates for these courses are issued by us and certified by them.

Current courses available are listed below (click a course for more details). Please note that we can design bespoke training courses to suit the needs of each organisation.

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Minibus Drivers (MiDAS)
3 courses

Passenger Transport Assistant (PTA)

Introduction to the Safe Handling of Wheelchairs and Manual Handling

Emergency First Aid

How to Evacuate a Minibus in an Emergency

Awareness of Equality and Diversity

Basic Risk Assessment, Manual Handling and Preventing Injury in the Workplace

Management of Violence and Aggression including Basic Handcuffing