All Students who are under 19 and live more than 3 miles from college are entitled to subsidised transport to Wiltshire College.
If you live in Wiltshire, and are under 19 and live more than 3 miles from the College campus you will attend, you can apply for a subsidised travel pass from Wiltshire Council, as long as the college is your nearest provider of the course.
A Post 16 Transport Application is available to download from Wiltshire Council at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schoolseducationandlearning/schoolsandcolleges/schoolstransport/transporttosixthformsandcolleges.htm/ Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from Student Services at your designated campus or contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 4560100 to post you a copy.
Bus passes last for one academic year only and you can APPLY NOW. Please ensure you return the application form to Wiltshire Council by 30th June, particularly if you wish to pay by instalments. Late applications are considered, but may mean your pass is not available for the start of term.
The cost of the pass for 17/18 is £675 for the year or £200 if your gross household income for 16/17 is less than £20,819. Passes are for travel to and from the college only and are for use Monday to Friday, term time only.
- All travel passes last for one year only. Students returning to College need to re-apply each year
- Students unsure about whether to take up their place at College should apply for a bus pass. Any money paid to the County Council will be refunded if you decide not to enrol
- Any student who is refused a Wiltshire Council pass should apply to the College for support. Please contact Student Services on 01225 350035 or apply as per the information below.
Students travelling to Chippenham who live in Devizes should not apply to Wiltshire Council but should complete a Wiltshire College Devizes Transport Application instead which will be available to download from this page soon. Your pass will be issued subject to the same conditions as a Wiltshire Council pass.
Students travelling to Lackham who live in Swindon, Bath, Somerset and North East Somerset should complete a Wiltshire College Lackham Transport Application instead which will be available to download from this page soon. Please contact Student Services at Lackham for further information on 01225 350035.
Students living in Hampshire or Dorset and travelling to Salisbury who are attending their designated college, or any student travelling to Salisbury who is not eligible for support from their County Council should apply to the college for travel help. Students can apply for either a subsidised Salisbury Key Card for bus travel (the application form will be available to download from this page soon) or for a College Public Transport Award for help with train costs which will be available to download from this page soon.
Students travelling to Trowbridge and living in Somerset can buy a subsidised bus pass called a County Ticket from Somerset County Council. The cost of the pass for 2016/17 was £675. You can apply and pay in full online by credit/debit card, or in full by cheque or spread the cost in 10 equal payments by Direct Debit if you have applied by 7th August. Please contact Somerset County Council on 0845 345 9155 or www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/public-transport/county-ticket/ for further information.
Students travelling to Trowbridge via Bath, can apply for an mticket from First Bus. Full details will be available here soon.
Students travelling to Trowbridge who are not eligible for any other bus pass can apply for a College Public Transport Award for help with train costs which will be available to download from this page soon.