Transport can be provided to and from the student's home and the education establishment.
Students may need to wait before and/or after the course starts/finishes so that student journeys can be combined.
Students may be required to take part in independent travel training.
To help provide this assistance, South Tyneside Council may seek financial support from partners such as the Further Education provider or Social Services. This support will be for a maximum of three years for those at college.
Who is eligible for transport assistance?
are aged between 16-25, and
have a significant learning difficulty or a disability that significantly impairs their mobility, and
who attend a full time course* at a local college, sixth form or special school
Students attending specialist residential colleges with financial support through the Education Funding Agency may also qualify for transport assistance at the start and end of each term.
*A full time course is 12 guided learning hours or more per week for a minimum of one academic year. Support is not available for students on part-time, distance learning or day release courses.
Apply for transport assistance
Students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities should apply for transport support in June.