The focus of the assessment for this unit is on independent travel skills. However, it is expected that the underpinning teaching and learning will help develop learners’ awareness of:
• reasons why they might want to travel and the benefits of being able to do so independently
• different types of transport
• key steps in planning a journey
• ways to keep safe while travelling.
Learners should acquire the skills to make a journey appropriate to their own circumstances. They should be assessed at a point where they are able to complete the journey with confidence and without support.
To equip learners with the skills to travel independently in their own communities.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Be able to plan a journey.
Carry out key preparatory tasks for a short journey, relevant to their own circumstances, in own local area (e.g. locate bus stop; check train times; find accessible taxi company; download relevant app).
Be able to travel safely.
Undertake a short, specific journey in own local area.
Follow key safety guidelines, relevant to a specific journey.
Know what to do when a journey does not go according to plan.
Identify sources of help and safe steps to take if a journey does not go to plan (e.g. if you miss your stop on the bus).