Travel training teaches children and young people and families who need additional support to make journeys using public transport safely and confidently on their own.
Travel training can involve:
- Short term support: Familiarising people with how public transport works in their area, giving them confidence to use it alone
- Long term support: One-to-one personalised training programme over a period of weeks or months
- Preparing children and young people when they are ready to travel independently
- This may be useful for Year 6 pupils to support with their transition to secondary school
Tips for travelling independently
Visit the place you are going to beforehand, so you are familiar with the route and area
You can plan your route https://www.traveline.info/
Print out your chosen route, highlight bus numbers or the name or place of where you are going and do the same with the return journey (It is very easy to get transport going in the wrong direction).
You can count the number of stops from getting on to arriving at your destination, look out for unusual land marks (maybe take a photo).
If unsure or unable to speak make a card with what sort of ticket you want and where you are going too, you could then hand it to the driver.
- Travel training in Greater Manchester
- Transport for Greater Manchester - please offer me a seat
- National rail - for a helping hand when traveling by train
- National rail - accessible stations
- Primary Education travel information pack
- Secondary Education travel information pack
- Further Education travel information pack
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