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Local authorities are not obliged to fund transport for post 16 learners but may consider this on a discretionary basis. This will vary across regions.

You may be able to get free or subsidised transport during your course if you are:

  • over 16, studying at your local school and travelling over a set distance to get there
  • 16 to 19 and studying full-time at a further education college
  • 19 or over or studying part-time

If you are at a further education college, contact your college and ask to speak to the student services team about help with transport costs.

If you are studying at school sixth form, contact your local authority to find out whether they are able to help.