It is possible for nearly all students who live in North Lincolnshire to pursue their intended career path by attending a course at a college or school sixth form in North Lincolnshire.
The council’s policy is therefore not to provide transport support for attending a course outside North Lincolnshire apart from in the following circumstance:
- If the course is unavailable in North Lincolnshire and is essential to the student’s career progression. If there is a course in North Lincolnshire (which may not be exactly the same as the student’s preferred course elsewhere) that provides the student with the same opportunity to follow a higher education course or entry criteria for their chosen career, transport support will not be provided to the course elsewhere.
The distance from home to the out-of-area college should be no more than 25 miles (except for students with learning difficulties and disabilities whose placement has been agreed by the council, and it is the nearest suitable course).
If the college you are proposing to attend provides its own transport that it is reasonable for students living in North Lincolnshire to use, you will not be eligible to receive any support from North Lincolnshire Council.