Travelling to College
For most students in college transport to and from college is provided through their local authority transport service. They will liaise directly with families once placements are confirmed. Please contact college if you need further information or advice.
Please note however that transport is not the responsibility of the College and we have no funding for this. Parents of day students are asked to provide contact details of the Taxi Company and name of Escort in case of emergency.
Bus pass and Metro Gold card
All disabled students are entitled to a free bus pass, and the cost of another person supporting the student. When your bus pass is issued this should include a ‘c’ symbol for carer. In addition to the FREE bus pass, it is suggested that students will need to purchase a Metro Gold Card. Bus passes are issued within your own local area.
The cost of this is an annual fee of £25 (if you live within Tyne and Wear) and £35 (if you live outside Tyne and Wear). This will then allow students unlimited off peak travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry. Once the student has the FREE bus pass and the Gold Card they will also be entitled to reduced fares on local train services. For more information place visit the gov.uk website. As part of all college programmes we access the community regularly and the gold card provides significant savings over the year.