Independent Travel Training Programme

The Independent Travel Training Programme provides organisations, particularly those involved in learning disabilities, with a complete training package that addresses the issue of independent travel. It aims to increase the choices available to both organisations and end service users with regard to transport issues.


Click the screen below to view a a video about the purpose and benefits of the programme. HINT: After you double click the arrow below to activate the screen, you might need to wait a minute or two for the video to load (depending on the speed of your machine).


To listen to one parent's views of her son's experience of learning to travel independently, click the link below.



How can I access this programme?

Your organisation can access the Independent Travel Training and Road Safety Awareness programme for your clients by sending staff to a "Training for Trainers" course, which is run at locations throughout Northern Ireland and the UK, and shortly in the Republic of Ireland.

Training is delivered by Gerry McWilliams, our training officer, who is also responsible for the overall promotion and marketing of the programme.

Gerry Mc Williams

Contact Gerry if you have any queries about how to access the programme for your students or if you would like to find out about future training events.

Trainers' Forum

We have a large network of trainers who have attended one of our training courses in how to deliver travel training using New Horizons' multimedia resources. Several of these trainers have expressed an interest in sharing their experiences of:

We have now created a forum for you to exchange tips, experiences and general feedback. We welcome posts from all trainers and organisations involved in delivering travel training.