Independent Train Travel training (ITTT) will provide your students (aged 11 and above) with free classroom-based workshops on Planning a Journey, Rail Safety and sustainable travel. The workshops can be followed by a free ‘Try a Train’ journey to a local destination, putting theory into practice. This programme is for young people wishing to access education, training or employment, particularly those who experience barriers to travelling independently, and can be adapted to students’ needs.
ITTT is delivered by Sussex Community Rail Partnership through the Active Access for Growth Programme run by East Sussex County Council and in partnership with Southern. The programme is available in East Sussex.
These can be adapted for different students’ needs. Topics covered will include:
The workshop counts towards BTEC Entry Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Independence and Work.
After the workshop we encourage groups to put theory into practice with a station visit, or you may be eligible to ‘Try a Train’ for the day. This scheme offered by Southern is for disadvantaged groups or people with disabilities or access needs who wish to build their confidence when travelling by train.
A Try a Train day might include the following-
We can attend your careers or transition event to promote independent sustainable travel, and choices in railway careers with train operating companies and Network Rail. Students can access information about discount Railcards, Unizone tickets, and the British Transport Police’s 61016 text service.