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Independent Travel Training (SEN)

We can offer travel training to young people in secondary schools with special needs in Trafford.

The training is designed to help young people to get more out of life by giving them the skills and confidence they need to travel independently by public transport.

Travel training aims to teach young people how to get to and from school by themselves, as well as preparing them for other journeys they will want to make as they get older.

We do this through one to one training in real life settings such as buses, trains and trams. We teach them the skills they need to use from planning their journey to actually doing it for themselves.

Each young person will have an individual package, developed according to their specific needs by one of our specialist travel trainers. The skills that will be taught include:

  • Road safety
  • How to plan a journey
  • How to access buses and trams
  • Learning routes and landmarks
  • What to do in an emergency

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Who to contact

0161 912 5055
0161 912 2107

Who is it for?

11 to 16
Eligibility Details

Young people attending secondary schools in Trafford who have Special Educational Needs and currently qualify for Home to School transport.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

If you would like your child to be considered for a place on the training, please contact the SEN Transport Officer using the contact details above. 

Cost Information
You will not have to pay anything for training, and most young people who participate are also eligible for a free transport pass from TfGM.
Last updated date:
17 September 2021

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