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Passenger Assistant Training Scheme

PATS LogoDeveloped jointly by CTAUK and Hampshire County Council, PATS provides a nationally recognised standard of training to people whose role it is to provide care and assistance to passengers travelling by road.Following the MiDAS modular format, PATS training is available throughout the UK. Those registered with PATS make a commitment to assess the training needs of staff performing the role of passenger assistant on a vehicle. These people may be paid staff, or volunteers and they may be performing the dual role of driver/carer.

PATS has five modules, an induction module undertaken by all, then modules looking at assisting passengers with disabilities (but not wheelchair users), assisting wheelchair users, assisting children and young people and assisting older people.

Module A: The role of the passenger assistant- This is the foundation module for all passenger assistants. This module enables drivers/carers to understand the role of the passenger assistant.

The other modules you complete will depend on the needs of the people you work with.

Module B1: Passenger awareness and assistance-This modules covers awareness of passenger needs and how to assist, looking at individuals who don’t use a wheelchair.

Module B2: Assisting passengers who travel in wheelchairs- B2 covers similar aspects to B1 but focuses specifically on passengers in wheelchairs

Module C1: Supervising children and young people with special needs- For PA’s who work with children or young people with special needs

Module C2: Working with adults who need care and supervision- PA’s who work with vulnerable adults

 

The Client Transport Team organise PATS training and usually run at least four courses a year the training is run over two consecutive days. All five modules are covered during the training (Please note no selective modules can be accommodated)

If there is sufficient demand additional courses can be arranged

Courses are currently scheduled for the following dates:-

 

25th and 26th October 2017

20th & 21st December 2017

 

Training will take place at a location within Bedford Borough to be advised

 

To book a place on one of these courses download the  form below and email  as directed on the form.

 

PATS Booking Form

 

Prior to 2014 PATs accreditation did not include a date so any external (non Bedford Borough Council Employees) who obtained PATS accreditation prior to 1st of January 2010 will need to attend a new training session and be re accredited to enable them to have their council passenger assistant badge renewed from the 1st of January 2018

 

 

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