Independent travel training

Children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can get help to travel independently. Training is for children or young adults aged between 10 and 25 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, who are currently receiving travel assistance from us.

The programme empowers students with SEND with the skills and confidence to:

  • independently travel to schools and colleges

  • use a range of public transport.

What can travel training provide?

The trainer works with the student and family. They tailor the programme to their journey from home to their school or college. The training sessions with the student are one-to-one. The needs of the young person determine the length of the course. The student gains independence gradually over several weeks. We monitor their progress closely. They only move on through the programme when the trainer feels they are ready to. On the final journeys, the trainer follows the student without any contact unless needed. 

How do I request training?

Independent Travel Training in East Sussex is provided by National Star College.

Further information about our travel training and how to apply for it can be found on the National Star website: 

For further information, or help with completing a referral form, you can contact Debbie Baldwin (the Travel Training Team Coordinator) on:

Telephone: 0781 500 6582

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