Enfield Community Transport


Passenger Assistant Training (PATS)

PATS provides a nationally recognised standard of training for people whose role is to provide care and assistance to passengers travelling by road. PATS is for paid staff or volunteers performing the role of Driver/Carer or anyone who is responsible for looking after passengers who are transported by road.

The course lasts between one and two days depending on the number of modules chosen. (We recommend taking all modules)

Module A Compulsory. The role of the passenger assistant. This is the foundation module for all passenger assistants. This module enables drivers/carers to understand the role of the passenger assistant (PA)

Module B1 Compulsory. Passenger awareness and assistance. This module covers awareness of passenger needs and how to assist. Looking at individuals who don’t use a wheelchair.

Module B2 Compulsory. Assisting passengers who travel in wheelchairs.

Module C1 Optional. Supervising children and young people with special needs.

Module C2 Optional. Working with adults who need specialist care and supervision.

What do passenger assistants get from the training? In addition to copies of the comprehensive course materials and handbook, those attending the course are issued with a nationally recognized certificate.

Courses can be run at your premises or ours.

D1 Driver Training

If you passed your car driving test before 1st January 1997, you will automatically have entitlement to drive a mini bus on a not for profit basis

If you passed your car driving test after this date, you can only drive a minibus under certain restricted situations:

If you drive a minibus for profit, use one in an activity that’s incidental to making a profit or first passed your driving test after 1st January 1997 and do not meet all the terms of the exemption, you must obtain a full D1 licence entitlement form the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

How to Obtain D1 Licence Entitlement

  1. Apply for provisional D1 Licence (we can provide Forms)
  2. Have a medical exam with your doctor (we can provide Forms)
  3. Take and pass the D1 theory test (for a deposit we can loan the manuals)
  4. Once you have completed the above.
  5. You can then Book Lessons with us leading up to the practical driving test.

Enfield Community Transport are looking to provide CPC D1 Training in the near future.

For enquiries on booking & charges

For both Passenger Assistant Training & Driver Training - Contact us on 020 8363 2255, you can e mail us or use the contact page.