Our Pass

Our Pass is a membership scheme for young people who live in Greater Manchester and supports schools leavers and care leavers. 

Depending on age and eligibility, members can enjoy free bus travel and exclusive offers until the end of August after they turn 18. or 21 for care leavers.

Those who are eligible have the chance to become a member – and potentially enjoy two things:

  • Free bus travel across Greater Manchester. For a one-off £10 fee, members can travel on most local buses, any day of the week, for free. Members can also get half-price off-peak 1 day and weekend travelcards on Metrolink.
  • Membership unlocks exclusive offers and experiences: discounts, special offers, free tickets, swimming and leisure passes, merchandise, taster sessions and much more.

You can apply for a pass on the OurPass website using the link below. You must be a Greater Manchester resident, and aged 16 or 17 on 31st August 2023. If you're aged 18-21, live in Greater Manchester and were previously in the care system (e.g. foster care or residential care), you may qualify for free travel on buses in Greater Manchester and be able to benefire from membership of Our Pass Exclusives. Find out more here. 

If you live outside of Greater Manchester, you can speak to our Student Careers team  or visit our Travel Support page to find out more about support available.

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

Depending on the income of your parent/guardian you may receive extra funding for food and essential course kits to help you afford college through our own Access to Industry Award .

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.

Apply now.