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Independent Travel Training

The Independent Travel Training (ITT) service teaches people how to travel safely and independently and is provided by Safe and Active Travel officers within the Highways team.

We work in partnership with individuals to meet their goals while also recognising their achievements and efforts.

What is Travel Training?

It is personalised training to teach a person to travel to and from their destination on their own whether it be school, college or work. Being able to access public transport helps people make their own choices about how they live and what they want to achieve. Our travel trainers work at the pace of the individual every day to develop on their skills and confidence.

School Travel Training Team

We teach young people who currently travel to school in Solihull provided taxis. We work on a one to one basis every day teaching the skills to travel a specified route to and from school. Once a young person has successfully learnt the skills to travel independently; we will provide them with a travel pass which replaces the taxi provision.

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Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) Travel Training Team

We now provide training for people aged between 15 to 29 who qualify as NEET.

NEET training are personalised one to one sessions based around an individual's specific needs.

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You can contact us about NEET training at neet.training@solihull.gov.uk.

Learn how to be an Independent Travel Trainer

Learn the skills to become an Independent Travel Trainer.

We offer a two day practical and theory based workshop covering the essential skills required to teach independent travelling skills to children and adults with additional needs.

The Level 2 course is accredited by Open Awards, giving you the same skills and expertise as our team of travel trainers. You can apply by contacting us at travel.training@solihull.gov.uk.

How we are funded

Youth Promise Plus is a Birmingham and Solihull Employment Pathway Project supported by the European Social Fund.

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