Entry Level 3
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
40 hours

Assessment Guidance

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:

• The benefits of being able to travel independently
• The different types of transport, public and private, available in their own local areas
• The costs and payment methods associated with different means of transport.

Learners should acquire the skills to make journeys appropriate to their own circumstances. They should be able to make several different journeys (i.e. not just home to college) but they do not need to use more than one mode of transport if this is not relevant to their locality/situation.


To equip learners with the skills to travel independently in their own communities.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to plan journeys.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Find out key information needed in order to complete journeys in own local area.

  • 1.2

    Select appropriate means of transport for different journeys.

  • 1.3

    Carry out appropriate preparatory tasks for specific journeys in own local area (e.g. locating bus stop/train station, finding travel times, checking payment method/price, making a booking).


Be able to travel safely.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Use planning information to undertake different journeys in own local area.

  • 2.2

    Demonstrate safe practice, relevant to each journey/mode of transport.


Know what to do when a journey does not go according to plan.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Outline different possible strategies to use when a journey does not go to plan (e.g. if they miss their stop).