As you prepare for adulthood, it is important to give you the skills you need to be able to:
  • go to educational and social opportunities
  • travel with friends
  • boost your self-esteem
  • become part of your local community

Who is Independent Travel Training for?

It is for young people aged 10 to 25 years.

It is for those who may be vulnerable or would benefit from this service. This includes children and young people with EHC plans.

What does it involve?

The service is free of charge.

The support given is a travel plan made just for you.  It helps you get to and from school or college.  This is with a one-to-one travel trainer and they base it on your needs.

Travel training gives you the confidence to make a journey in a safe way.  It covers:

  • road safety
  • personal safety
  • using public transport

You are given support with this. At first, the trainer will be with you on your journey.  You will then be shadowed by the trainer from a distance.

When moving schools or college

Top-up training is available to support young people when moving school or college. 

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Watch this video

The Children's Society, along with Camden Council, have made a video.  This will give you an idea what independent travel training is and how it helps.

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