Independent Travel Training

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Independent Travel Training is about giving young people the skills and confidence to travel safely on public transport, expanding their knowledge of road safety and how to plan journeys.  This usually starts when young people reach Year 8 or 9 in school.  Travel Training can open up lots of new opportunities for young people, making them less reliant upon others, supporting friendships and will help them to explore opportunities for college, training and employment in the future.  This film shows some success stories of our Gateshead learners and why schools strongly support the model.

Sometimes your journey doesn’t go to plan. Click on this link to download an Independent Travel Training PowerPoint presentation showing how training is undertaken and things to consider when the journey doesn’t always as expected: