We offer a number of different support options for 16-18 year old students (age taken as of 31st of August 2018). Each of these vary and have different eligibility criteria – please read the 16-18 Bursary Fund/Free Meal Entitlement Procedure 2018/19 for further information on the support available.

Bursary/Free Meals in Further Education applications are available from the ‘Associated Downloads’ section of this page and can be submitted from the 6th of August onwards – applications cannot be submitted before this date.

If you are unable to print an application they can be collected from the Financial Support Team in room S.1.900.​

16-18 Travel Pass

The 16-18 Travel Pass entitles pass holders to concessionary travel which is currently 80p per journey on all buses & trams in South Yorkshire and half fare on Northern trains. It also allows the holder to access other money saving tickets that may be available from their local service provider.

Students can apply for a 16-18 Travel Pass where they meet the following criteria:

  • They live in South Yorkshire and the household pays Council Tax to Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield
  • Are aged between 16 and 18 (full age criteria is shown at  https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/1618/)

For full guidance on the 16-18 Travel Pass and details on how to apply for this pass, please visit https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/1618/  

Returning Students

If you are a returning student and you are still eligible for a 16-18 Travel pass, you will need to re-apply for this via the above link (please note that you no longer require a code from Doncaster College to do this).

Care to Learn

Where students are aged under 20 on the start date of their programme and they require childcare support, this is provided through Care to Learn.

Students are encouraged to apply early for this support to ensure that support is received from the start date of the students study programme (Care to Learn will only pay childcare costs from the start date of a student’s programme where they apply within 28 days of their programme start date).

In addition to the above, applications must be made for each year that the student wishes to claim childcare support for.

Care to Learn is applied for online via the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn