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Passenger Assistant Training Scheme Course (PATS)
Due to a lack of funding, PKCTG is unable to plan any further PATS courses.

For further information please contact
Brian Martin at the Community Transport Unit, P&K Council, 
137 Glover Street, Perth PH2 0JB 01738 477374
BMartin@pkc.gov.uk.

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 

  • Module C2: Working with adults who need care and supervision PA’s who work with vulnerable adults Modules D and E are additional and may be relevant for people working in different organisations. PA’s may complete specialist topics at any time; they need not have first completed other modules. 

  • Module D: Emergency Aid  

  • Module E: Manual Handling