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Our College, Our Pass

The Our Pass Scheme is now in operation throughout Greater Manchester. Here’s what you need to know.

Our Pass is a UK first offering Greater Manchester’s 16-18 year old’s free bus travel on all local bus services across the region, making it easier to access education, work, training, culture and leisure opportunities in the city.

Our Pass will also provide direct access to a range of activities for 16-18 year old’s in Greater Manchester. Throughout the summer, opportunities from music to sport, competitions and taster days will be announced.

You can apply now on the OurPass website and use the card from Sunday 1 September. You must be a Greater Manchester resident, and aged at least 16 and under 18 on Saturday 31 August 2019. If you live outside of Greater Manchester, speak to our Careers, Employability and Welfare team about the support available to you.

In addition to this amazing opportunity, if you apply to study with The Manchester College, there are a number of additional benefits to support your learning.

Depending on the income of your parent/guardian you may get your £10 OurPass application fee reimbursed and receive extra funding for food and essential course kits, to help you afford college through our own study award bursary.

To be eligible for some, or all, of this award, your parent/guardian will need to meet the household income requirements. If you’re a care leaver, or look after children including unaccompanied asylum seekers, you could get money towards free meals.

To apply for this award, you’ll need to fill out an application, which you can pick up from one of our many campuses across Manchester.

For more information on the courses we provide you can download our online prospectus or visit us at our open day on 9 July.