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What is Independent Travel Training

The training develops independence and life sills through individual training programmes, which involve the use of buses and tram.

Encourages children and young people with special educational needs to reach their potential.

ITT is a free service for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and are on transport provided by Nottingham City Council.

The ITT service works with individuals through direct referrals from schools, colleges, SEND services and Futures. The service will also train up schools and colleges so they can deliver the programme directly to their students.

Once the training is complete, the student will be presented with a certificate in recognition of the skills they have gained during the training. We will continue to evaluate and assess the student after the training and can offer ongoing support.

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Independent Travel Training offers many benefits to the student as it;

  • Promotes independence and enables students to access social activities
  • Increases confidence and helps them to feel safer in their community
  • Helps to improve social skills and maintain relationships
  • Opens up many routes to further education, employment or leisure


The travel training programme will provide students with a wide range of support which will include:

  • Coping with traffic and road safety
  • Learning the highway code
  • Confidence in using buses, trams and trains
  • Journey planning
  • How to use timetables and visual aids
  • Where to get help
  • Personal safety
  • Money skills

Making a referral

To refer a young person onto the Independent Travel Training scheme, please click on the link below and complete the electronic referral form.

Independent Travel Training Referral Form

Alternatively, you can request for a form to be sent to you via post or email, by contacting us at itt@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Safe Places Scheme

The ITT team are working very closely with Nottingham Mencap to promote the ‘Safe Places Scheme’ in and around Nottingham. A ‘Safe Place’ will have a nationally recognised sticker on the front window or at the help point desk.