Click here to book your place on the college bus service

Click here to submit your Bursary application.

Here is some useful information, if you need any further help please contact student services on 0161 631 5199.

Supporting Documents  

Bursary application instructions
Bus timetable

Free College Bus Service 

We have provided college transport for a number of years. The bus drops you off outside or very near the college that you are studying at and will collect you at the same point each day. Using the College Bus Service provides you with a safe and direct journey to college with your friends. All of the services are on modern and comfortable coaches and will run every day during term time.

If there are ever any buses cancelled due to bad weather you will find out quickly by searching/following the college on social media. Please Note: Students should ensure that they carry additional money to get public transport should there be any reason why the college bus service cannot be used, this may be due to delays because of roadworks or the service not running due to adverse weather conditions. To use the service students will be required to purchase a college bus permit at an annual cost of £20.

You must have your student card with you at all times when using the college bus service and in college.

You can find information and plan your journey using the bus timetable, available in the downloads section.

Please note that there are no refunds after the bus permit has been purchased. Your bus permit can be withdrawn at any time should you fail to adhere to the bus code of conduct noted in the bus brochure.

Bus Applications

Step 1: Logging online


Please click here to purchase your son/daughter’s bus ticket(s).


Step 2: Selecting the college bus you son/daughter requires


Click here to view a college bus timetable.


Please select the bus ticket you wish to purchase from the list of events from the link provided in step 1.


You will be asked to enter a password in order to book your bus ticket. The password for this is ‘BUS’.


Please read the terms & conditions before proceeding to checkout. You will then be asked to enter your payment details and complete the order.


Step 3: Bus Booking Complete


You will receive an email to confirm your bus booking place. Please note that the official permit is issued at enrolment in August and this is provided on the student ID card.


Please note: If you have any questions about our College Bus Service (or to make a payment over the phone) please contact our bus booking team on 0161 631 5133 between 9:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Thursday, and 9:30am – 3:00pm Friday.


Alternatively, if you wish to make payment in person (cash or card) please see below our reception opening times.


  Opening Times
Monday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 2.00pm

We advise that you pay online.

Bursary Applications

For 16-18 students there are 2 types of bursary available.


Vulnerable Groups Bursary provides a sum of up to £1,200 per year to students who meet certain eligibility criteria. Students must be:


•        In Care

•        A Care Leaver

•        Receiving Income Support or Universal Credit because they are supporting themselves financially

•        Receiving Disabled Living Allowance / PIP in their own right, as well as employment support allowance or universal credit


The Discretionary Bursary fund is available to students where the household income is less than £30,000. This fund is administered by the college and students must meet the college requirements to be eligible. This is a weekly payment (approved only on 100% attendance) to help with day to day costs for books and equipment, transport and also accommodation and meals.


Free College Meals


Free meals are targeted at disadvantaged students who are defined as students being in receipt of, or having parents who are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:


•        Income Support

•        Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

•        Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

•        Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

•        The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

•        Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC))

•        Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after someone stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit

•        during the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit


Please note: 25th October 2019 (12:00 Noon) is the deadline for submitting Bursary applications.  Applications received after this date will only be considered if funding is available.