Greenbank College - Liverpool

Independent Travel Training

Student, Courtney used to rely on other people to get her to where she wanted to go, but now, thanks to Independent Travel Training from Liverpool City Council she is able to make her way independently.

This includes her bus journey to Greenbank College. Thanks to support from her trainer, Emma she now has the confidence to travel from home to college and knows exactly what is involved with the journey, including her choices, if things don’t go exactly to plan.

Courtney said:

“I’ve got a lot more independence now and can just go out with my mates if I want to, rather than waiting for my Dad.”

Emma, her travel trainer added:

“It has been amazing to see the transformation in Courtney’s confidence since she has completed the travel training programme.  She is now travelling independently to and from college and accessing extra-curricular activities as well as enjoying a busy social life without the reliance on her family”

Courtney has been filmed by Twin Vision, on behalf of Liverpool City Council, to tell others about her Independent Travel story and this will be premiered at the Independent Travel Training Presentation Ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall on 7th April 2017.  All of the young people who have completed the Independent Travel Training Programme have been invited to celebrate their success and will be presented with a certificate by Councillor Nick Small.