Passenger Assistant Training Scheme Course (PATS)
to a lack of funding, PKCTG is unable to plan any further PATS courses.
For further information please contact
at the Community Transport Unit, P&K Council,
137 Glover Street, Perth PH2 0JB 01738 477374
Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS)
PATS is a modular training programme, that is delivered in separate sections
and everyone who is trained will complete Module A.
- Module A: The Role of the Passenger Assistant
This is the 'foundation'
module because it is a starting point for further training. It covers the role and responsibilities of a passenger assistant, including legal, practical and safety issues
Module B1: Passenger Awareness and Assistance
This module is intended for passenger assistants whose duties involve assisting passengers with disabilities,
including wheelchair users but does not cover wheelchair users who travel in their wheelchairs. It contains information
on professional etiquette, assisting passengers with walking difficulties, passengers who are blind or partially sighted,
passengers who are deaf or hard of hearing and passengers who may use wheelchairs to get to the vehicle. The Module
contains a practical skills assessment, which passenger assistants must pass in order to receive a certificate.
Module B2: Assisting Passengers who travel in their Wheelchairs
This module is intended for passenger assistants whose duties include assisting passengers
who travel in their wheelchairs. It looks at safe use of passenger lifts and wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems
(WTORS) and all the issues surrounding wheelchair user safety on vehicles. This module also contains a practical skills assessment, which passenger assistants must pass in order
to receive a certificate. Passenger assistants must successfully complete Module B1 before undertaking this Module.
- Module C1: supervising children and young people
with special needs - For PA’s who work with children or young people with special needs