Travel Training Programme – Modules

Sefton Travel Team’s Travel Training Programme offers a range of group modules to schools, colleges and other groups designed to provide an overview and introduction to Travel Training.

Each module is tailored to suit the specific needs and ability level of every group, and is stand alone, so can be attended as a whole programme or as needed.

All students receive a certificate on completion of the course and a bag with travel related items included.

Modules offered:

Introduction to Travel Training

Introduces the concept of using different modes of transport, and beginning to explore basic skills needed for independent travel, together with planning and preparing a journey:

Introduction to ‘What is Travel Training?’

Practical Task ‘How do you travel to school or college?’

Practical Task ‘What do you need to take on your journey?’

Practical Task ‘What to wear when planning a journey?’ appropriate clothing for the weather

How to use the bus for a journey

Covers the basic skills of how to catch and travel on a bus, including practical experience of getting on and off the bus, communicating with the bus driver and learning how to travel safely using the bus:

Real time experience of ravelling on a double decker bus

Meet the bus driver (how to use the bus safely presentation delivered by the bus driver)

Q & A students and teachers

Personal Safety

Covers the basic skills of keeping yourself safe when travelling:

‘Stranger Danger’ and how to keep yourself safe when travelling (may include input from the Local Community Police)

Practical demonstration of police equipment.

Opportunity for students to try on items of police uniform.

Q&A students and teachers

Road Safety

Teaches basic road safety skills in a safe, traffic free environment and is delivered by Sefton Council Road Safety Officer:

Video on ‘Know about safe and unsafe places to cross’ and ‘How to use pedestrian crossing safely’

Road safety presentation including practical session, students ‘experience’ materials used in roads for example: sections of tactile paving and cat’s eyes.

Practical session using simulated highway scene, a fully operational pedestrian crossing and bus stop.