Choose Sandwell College when you leave school and get all the benefits of our MEGA DEAL.*
FREE BUS OR METRO TRAVEL for EVERY full-time 16-18 year-old student.** We will provide you with a Term Plus Travel Card that allows travel on West Midlands buses in Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Solihull, Birmingham and Coventry, OR from anywhere along the Wolverhampton to Birmingham Metro line. You can pay a bit extra to top up one option to include the other, AND you can travel at any time, including evenings and weekends. This will be renewable termly if you keep up a good record of progress, behaviour and attendance.
Remember, we’re right next to West Bromwich bus and Metro stations! Bus routes calling here include:
4, 4H, 4M, 5, 19, 30, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 47A, 48, 49, 53, 54, 54A, 64, 66, 74, 74A, 75, 75E, 79, 80, 83, 121, 129, 226W, 289.
* Subject to continuing government funding.
** Subject to attendance, performance and continuing government funding. Students need to purchase a 16-18 Photocard online, which costs £10 for the whole academic year. Bus pass is available from October 1st after qualifying period.
Free Financial Support for Disadvantaged Students
We can also provide extra financial support to adults and young people who meet our criteria. Young people may be entitled to a £1200 bursary (dependent on circumstances and performance) if they are:
•in receipt of income support
•in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.
We can also help young people who were in receipt of free school meals at school and young people where household income falls below £30,810 (most other Colleges fix this at around £20,000).
For young learners where the household income falls below £30,810, we can provide financial support for College trips and activities, equipment, uniform and books. They will not be entitled to a bursary.
For adult learners who meet the criteria, we can support childcare, equipment, trips, books, uniform and travel. Support is subject to the availability of funds. There is also a small amount of funding available to pay for exam and course fees. Again, adults must meet the criteria and support is subject to availability.