Post 16 transport

Transport for students aged 16 to 19 to college or sixth form

If you are applying to a college or school sixth form to continue your education post 16 you may be eligible for help with your transport under the council’s post 16 transport policy.

Your chosen course of study must be a further education course at a publicly funded institution. Students attending work based learning programmes must apply to their employer for transport support.

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 distance exceeds 25 miles, but the student meets the other eligibility criteria, transport support may be provided for part of the journey, eg from a convenient bus stop en route.

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 a pass to use on public transport from North Lincolnshire Council.


You must be living in North Lincolnshire when you are enrolled on the course.

Anyone who moves to North Lincolnshire for the purpose of receiving full-time education may not be eligible for support from North Lincolnshire Council.

Three year limit

Unless you have special education needs and are eligible for support under that transport policy, we will only give support for a maximum of three years.


You must be under 19 years old on 31 August before the start of your course.


You must live more than three miles from the school sixth form or college.

Colleges and school sixth forms have Learner Support Funds, which they use to help students suffering from hardship. You should ask the college or the school sixth form you are attending about these.