Apply for post 16 travel support

Once you have read the eligibility guidance for the student, you can apply for travel support by contacting us for an application form.

Things to consider before you apply:

Discounts and concessionary fares may be available to learners through individual education and training providers. Details of schemes available through local providers (within Southampton and neighboring areas) are available.

How do we assess travel assistance?

We will look at travel assistance to the nearest further education provider or apprenticeship placement assessed by us to be the most suitable placement for the student and which offers a course or programme which meets the needs of the applying student.

Where a suitable course cannot be provided in Southampton, we will offer travel assistance to the next nearest further education provider offering the appropriate course that meets our assessed needs or what course meets a student’s needs.

Also, we will look into Independent Travel Training. This is where a Travel Trainer will work with the student to build their confidence and ability to travel independently.

What do I need to apply?

  • Check your child meets the relevant eligibility criteria
  • Read our frequently asked questions to help with the application
  • Provide copies of relevant evidence to go along with your application

Please email the Transport Coordination Unit on to request an application form.

You can then return your application either:

Remember: Please make sure that the application is completed by all relevant parties and provide the correct evidence, or your application will be delayed.