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Independent Travel Training

Changing Lives in Liverpool

The Independent Travel Training Team has been successfully operating for a number of years but has recently expanded to provide a comprehensive service across the city.  It equips young people with a set of skills to enable them to travel independently to and from school, college or supported internships.  The Independent Travel Training Team recently featured in a local business magazine ‘Switch On’ which is produced by CE3 Enterprises, a Charity in the Community.   CE3 Enterprises motivates, develops and empowers innovatively to provide a platform for individuals and businesses to succeed.

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The Independent Travel Training (ITT) service...

...offers children and young people who have Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) a set of essential skills, enabling them to travel independently to and from school and college.  

It is open to young people aged 18 years (by the 31st August) and under who are eligible for SEN Transport.  This service promotes independence, increases confidence, improves social skills and opens up routes to further education, employment and leisure.  For young people or adults who are not eligible for the free service, there is an option to buy in the training, please click on following link ITT service leaflet.

Each personalised training programme is flexible to meet their needs and is authorised by parents/carers.  It will allow students to learn at their own individual pace.   Training/support is gradually phased out until the individual feels competent enough to carry out the journey from home to their place of education and return.


Independent Travel Training from Twin Vision on Vimeo.

Celebrating Success

Each year the team hold an annual celebration event, where students who have successfully completed the travel training and/or Open Awards Qualification in Skills for Travelling Independently are invited with their families to celebrate their achievements and be presented with their certificates.

The 2018 celebration event was held at Liverpool Town Hall in June to celebrate the achievements of the young people who had successfully completed the programme and/or the Open Awards Certificate for Travelling Independently.  Invitations were sent to families, school staff and representatives from other colleagues and partner agencies.  Councillor Barbara Murray presented the young people with their certificates.


Independent Travel Training Awards 2018 from ImagePlay on Vimeo.

Open Awards - Independent Travel Training

  • Open Awards Badge of Excellence – Introduction to Travel Training

Introduction to Travel Training has been specifically designed to support learners with Special Educational Needs and is delivered for 2 hours per week over 6 consecutive weeks (total 12 hours).

Each programme is delivered in a school setting and introduces Learners to a range of topics that will support progression into further study, independence and/or employment whilst also increasing general social mobility.  Upon successful completion of the Programme, Learners will be able to progress onto formal Regulated Travel Training qualifications at the most appropriate level relating to their individual capabilities.


  • Entry Level 2 – Award/Certificate in Skills for Travelling in the Community (RQF)

The primary purpose is to recognise the Learner's development of knowledge and/or skills to operate independently and effectively in life, learning and work.  This qualification aims to give you the skills and knowledge needed to use public transport safely and to start to progress towards independent travel.


  • Entry Level 3 – Award/Certificate in Skills for Travelling Independently (RQF)

This qualification aims to give the Learner the skills and knowledge required for safe & independent travel on pedestrian routes or using public transport. 

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