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Independent Travel Training (Traded Services)

TRADED SERVICES

In addition to the statutory services that are offered free to young people up to the age of 18 years (by the 31 August) and under who are eligible for SEN Transport, we also have a range of traded services that can be purchased by schools, Post 16 Providers, Adult Social Care etc..

Moving On Travel Training Programme for Primary School Pupils

In May 2018, The Independent Travel Training Team launched a new training programme within the education sector which aims to improve the accessibility of transport for primary schools pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, or pupils who require additional support to become confident, independent travellers during the transition to secondary school.

The programme is delivered over a 6 week period and is mainly classroom based with some practical elements.  Following completion of the programme any eligible students identified as requiring support or training can be referred for individual training.  (Please see leaflet for further details) 

Bespoke Packages

There is also a full menu of support and training available to schools, other Local Authorities, Adult Social Care for individual or groups to purchase which includes: 

  • Assessments
  • Classroom training
  • Practical training
  • Open Awards Qualifications
  • Advice/support/presentations

By commissioning our traded service, there are cost saving benefits for the commissioners with the reduction in accessing specialised assisted transport, but the benefits for the young people/adults and the wider community are potentially far more significant.  The programme makes a real difference to the lives and expectations of young people/adults.  It enables them to develop independence skills on their transition to adulthood, reducing the need to access Adult Social Care and for young adults, it promotes inclusion and opens up routes to enable them to access social activities and employment opportunities, also improving their confidence and level of health and well-being.  (Please see leaflet for further details)

Courses for Professionals

Accredited Open Awards Level 2 Award in Skills for Teaching Independent Travel

Introduction

At Liverpool City Council we deliver the Level 2 Open Awards Accredited Award in Skills for Teaching Independent Travel, which is a benchmark training programme for travel trainers to enable them to support young people or adults with barriers to travelling independently, giving them training on a set of essential skills to enable them to travel independently. The training programme is aimed at anybody who may wish to teach travel training as part of their current role i.e.: learning Support Assistant, Keyworkers, travel trainers or for volunteers and parents/carers.

Course Details

This is a four day course, which involves three days structured theory & practical sessions in the classroom and outdoors and one day workplace practical observation. The course is held in Liverpool, however we can run the course off site anywhere in the UK.  We would ask for the cost of travel & accommodation to be covered for the trainer.

Each delegate will receive a Development Handbook which will be a reference and guidance tool when delivering a travel training programme. Each delegate will also receive an electronic version of all training activities & training resources (including classroom lesson plans) and all the necessary templates for use in a travel training programme.

There is also an option to purchase a one day quarterly external observation and feedback as part of your quality assurance process.

Course Contents

  • Have a knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, Lone Working & Data Protection in the role of travel trainer
  • Road Safety – to be able to teach the trainee to cross a road safely whilst navigating through traffic and road crossings
  • Preparing for a journey – to have knowledge of the benefits of being prepared for a journey, including preparing for different types of weather conditions
  • Personal Safety – to be able to teach students how to behave appropriately on public transport, how to look after personal belongings, ‘what if’ scenarios and who to approach for assistance
  • Communication Skills – teaching students the importance of being able to communicate effectively and confidently
  • Risk Assessments – to be able to produce and review a risk assessment for an individual trainee’s route in relation to travel training
  • Route Planning – Planning a safe route for the trainee and the various modes of transport
  • Practical Training - how to complete a journey safely and with confidence with your student

 Bookings & Costs

Please email itt@liverpool.gov.uk to enquire about course dates.

Cost per delegate - £685.00 which includes development handbook, copy of all templates and training resources.

Testimonials

Skills for Teaching Independent Travel (Train the Trainer) Course

‘This has been an introduction to an exciting and inspirational programme which I hope we will be able to develop in my Local Authority. Also excellent resources learning from experienced professionals’ Joanne – Warrington Borough Council

‘This was such an enjoyable and informative course. A great opportunity to learn from the team who were very open and honest and happy to share their experiences and expertise.  Excellent course which I would highly recommend’ Sue – Warrington Borough Council

‘Detailed run through of how to use the documents provided – not just how but why. Very enjoyable and useful training, teaching style suited the content & felt very comfortable’ Kev – Warrington Borough Council

‘The practical session was very useful, it was good to see how Liverpool have approached this’ – Emma - Sefton Borough Council

The course was very good and well structured. All aspects were covered’ Phil - Sefton Borough Council

Skills for Managing an Independent Travel Training Programme Course - Accredited L3 Open Awards

Course Details

This is a four day course, three days theory based spent in the classroom and one day offsite/workplace observation as part of a case study.  The course is held in Liverpool, however, we can run the course offsite anywhere in the UK.  We would ask for the cost of travel & accommodation to be covered for the trainer.  Each delegate will receive a Handbook which will be a reference and guidance tool when implementing and managing a travel training programme.  Each delegate will also receive an electronic version of all training activities & resources and all the necessary templates for use in a travel training programme.

There is also an option to purchase a one day quarterly external observation and feedback as part of your quality assurance process.

Course Contents

  • Understanding the principals involved in risk assessment and be able to assess risk in relation to independent travel training programmes
  • Provide leadership for a team in relation to their roles, responsibilities and management structure. 
  • Setting objectives and monitoring your team’s progress and activities.
  • Using data collection to monitor and review a travel training programme
  • Implementing quality assurance processes for a travel training programme
  • Data Protection & Safeguarding
  • Promote and market a travel training programme

  Bookings & Costs

Please email itt@liverpool.gov.uk to enquire about course dates.

Cost per delegate - £685.00 which includes Manager's development handbook, copy of all templates and training resources.

Testimonials

"This course has been very informative, valuable and will assist with my current role.  It has given me the ski9lls to manage a Travel Training Team effectively & efficiently" - Diane - Sefton Borough Council

"I found the course hugely valuable, it really gave me food for thought and some action planning structure to actually go away and plan starting points.  It also gave me direction on quality assuring the delivery of a travel training programme, thank you!" - Helen - Sefton Borough Council

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lynn Newton
Telephone
E-mail
itt@liverpool.gov.uk

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Young Adults (16 to 25)
Secondary (11 to 16)