Young people who have an EHC plan will be entitled to travel assistance to attend sixth form or college, if:
- They are attending the nearest educational establishment that can meet their needs
- The educational establishment is named in their EHC plan
- They live over the qualifying three-mile distance
If your child has an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan there is no need to apply for travel assistance as the Travel Independence Training Team (TITAN) are already assessing who is entitled to travel assistance and if independent travel training might be appropriate for them - you will hear direct from one of the TITAN team soon.
All students are expected to undertake travel independence training, to enable them to use public transport, unless we assess them as unlikely to benefit from such training.
The team will work with students, parents/carers and other professionals. Travel training will take place over the summer holidays with a dedicated travel training ‘buddy’. Visit summer buddy service for more information.
We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of your application. All travel assistance is provided subject to a financial contribution. This must be paid in advance, unless the young person will be over 19 years old on 1 September.
Read the full terms and conditions of the post16 transport policy.