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Going to college or sixth form - full time post-16 education

In Hampshire, post-16 learners have a choice of different types of institution providing education and training, including further education colleges, sixth form colleges, specialist colleges for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, and work-based learning providers. There are a further five colleges and one school sixth form in Southampton and Portsmouth.

Colleges hold open days/open evenings which are a great opportunity to have a look round and find out more about the courses, and what it’s like to study there. You can also search their websites and prospectus to find out more. See the map of colleges and sixth forms for further details.

Post-16 participation support scheme

This a pilot programme to help young people from low income families to access post-16 education and training by offering financial support for transport costs. There will be approximately £247K per year distributed to colleges and training providers who will then provide the support directly to students. It is conditional on young people having adequate attendance.

The scheme aims to ensure that all young people have fair access to their preferred choice of post-16 education or training course and transport costs will not be a barrier to those from lower income families. This will run alongside the national post-16 bursary scheme and will only be available to students not eligible for support from this scheme. For more information, contact your education or training provider.

Travelling to college

Find out about local transport information. You can also contact your college about transport schemes, financial support, directions and information about parking.

Hampshire County Council transport policy

The transport policy changed with effect from September 2012. Please see September 2012 Home to School Transport (HTST) Policy for more detailed information.

If you require further information, please contact the college directly.

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Alternative forms of transport

The County Council would like to encourage more students who travel to and from college or further education to consider using alternative forms of transport to the car. To find out about travelling to college using alternative forms of transport, go to


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