If you are beginning a new programme of study, you could be eligible to apply for a bus pass through the Petroc Transport Scheme.
The cost of the 2017/18 bus pass is £540 (reduced amount for learners studying 1 or 2 days) and provides you with transport to college using the public route that operates closest to your home address. If you qualify for the college bursary scheme the pass would be free (see bursary information below).
Public bus route details for both North Devon and Mid Devon can be downloaded from the links to the right of this page.
Application for this scheme is available via your student account. If you have any questions or are unable to sign onto your account, please contact the Advice and Guidance Centre for help (on the number below).
If you live in Somerset you can contact the Advice and Guidance Centre at Tiverton (the number is below) to discuss transport options.
Useful transport websites
Travel Line SW
Devon Wheels to Work
Devon County Council Transport Scheme
The Devon County Council transport scheme has significantly changed so please take some time to understand the eligibility criteria. If you do qualify, please contact Devon County Council on 0345 155 1019 or visit www.devon.gov.uk/school_transport to apply.
Cornwall County Council (CCC) Transport Scheme
If you live in Cornwall, Cornwall County Council will arrange travel if you are entitled under their scheme. If you qualify for the college bursary the pass would be free (see bursary information below). To access a free pass, learners must complete a CCC online application form (https://secure.cornwall.gov.uk/selfservice/citizenportal/form.aspx?form=Post_16_Online_Application_System&tmpl=Post_16_Transport_Application_Form) which will give you a reference number, which you must let the Advice and Guidance Centre have. The bursary fund will then make the payment on your behalf and send it to CCC who will issue your pass. If you do not qualify for the bursary you will need to pay for your ticket via their website.
If you are not entitled to the CCC transport scheme you may qualify under Petroc’s transport scheme, see details above.
College Bursary - Qualifying Rules for Transport
16 to 18-year-olds
If you have a low household income and live more than three miles away from college, you may be able to access bursary funding and qualify for a FREE bus pass. For full details of the eligibility criteria for the College Bursary, please visit www.petroc.ac.uk/16-18-bursary
Exemptions to the bursary policy can be considered on an individual basis so please speak to us about how the bursary might be able help you.
Advanced Learner Loan Bursary (19-years-old and over)
To be eligible for support through the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary (ALLB), and qualify for a FREE bus pass, you will need to be enrolled with Petroc on a part-time or full-time course, and live more than three miles away from college. For full details of the eligibility criteria for the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary, please visit www.petroc.ac.uk/allb
Adult Learner Support Fund (19-years-old and over, and not eligible for Advanced Learner Loan)
To be eligible for support through the Adult Learner Support Fund (ALSF), and qualify for a FREE bus pass, you will need to be enrolled with Petroc on a part-time or full-time course, and live more than three miles away from college. For full details of the eligibility criteria for the Adult Learner Support Fund, please visit www.petroc.ac.uk/alsf
If you have any further questions about transport and/or bursaries please contact the Advice and Guidance Centre.
North Devon Campus: 01271 338125
Mid Devon Campus: 01884 235330