Bursary and Transport applications for courses starting from September 2019 can be made from May 2019. Applications made before this time may not be accepted. We will inform all applicants when the application portal is open for the academic year 2019/2020.
Torbay Council have been working with South Devon College and Stagecoach to improve accessibility to our fantastic Paignton Campus, which includes our brand new state of the art Hi Tech & Digital Centre opening in September 2019.
As part of this ongoing commitment, work will commence on Monday 14th January 2019 to construct a new bus layby directly outside the College in front of the new Hi Tech & Digital Centre. This will provide safe access for up to four double decker buses at any one time, and improve the flow of traffic on Long Road for those using their own vehicles.
Depending on initial exploratory work being successful, the layby will take no longer than 16 weeks to complete. During this time a section of Long Road outside the College will become a traffic light controlled single lane. To minimise disruption a temporary bus stop will be introduced for all buses that serve the College indicated on the map above. There will be pedestrian access from this drop off point to the Vantage Point site.
We would encourage all road users during this time to ensure they adjust their travel time accordingly and take extra care when picking up or dropping off.
If your earned household income is under £21,000, you may be eligible for the Bursary Fund and for travel support. If your earned household income is between £21,000 and £25,000 then you may now also be eligible for travel support
Working in partnership with Stagecoach, we have secured an amazing SDC Travel Pass offer available to all SDC students and staff! This includes:
*14-16 Home Educated and High School learners must live more than 2 miles away to qualify for a free pass.
Our Stagecoach SDC Travel Pass offers 24/7 UNLIMITED travel from 1st September 2018 until 31st July 2019. Depending on your location, you will be eligible for a Dayrider or Explorer, giving you the independence and freedom to study, work, socialise and explore!
If you are:
your SDC Travel Pass will be FREE!
If you are entitled to bursary and you live in the Dayrider Zone, you will receive a free Dayrider Travel Pass. You can upgrade this to an EXPLORER Pass for just £40 per term or £120 for the year! Pay to upgrade on the Online Shop.
If you do not qualify for free travel, your travel pass will be available at a heavily discounted price. Check your Stagecoach Zone here.
SDC Stagecoach Dayrider Travel Pass: £300: Covers: Brixham, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Paignton, Torquay, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish
SDC Stagecoach Explorer Travel Pass: £420: Covers the Dayrider Zone plus: South Brent, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Chudleigh, Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Buckfastleigh and Exeter, costing £420 for the entire academic year.
+ Ferry Pass: £150 You can add a Dartmouth to Kingswear ferry pass for just an extra £50 per term! This will cover your timetabled college days only.
SDC Kingsbridge Coach Pass: £450
This coach travels between; Kingsbridge, East Allington (Mounts), Halwell, Harbertonford and South Devon College.
Apprentices travelling on this coach 1 day per week: £150
This will cover your timetabled College days only.
For specific details, see Traveline. Depending on where you live, there are various services available including:
Kingsbridge Coach Stops
South Devon College Kingsbridge Timetable
|Kingsbridge Bus Station||07:47|
|East Allington: Mounts||07:55|
|Harberton: Langridge Cross||08:10|
|South Devon College||08:50|
|South Devon College||17:05|
|Harberton: Langridge Cross||17:40|
|Halwell: Old Inn||17:48|
|East Allington: Mounts||17:58|
|Kingsbridge Bus Station||18:05|
Please send completed forms to:
South Devon College
If you are aged 16-18 studying a full time course and require a taxi based on medical grounds, your Local Authority (Devon County Council or Torbay) may be able to support your journey to college.
If you require a Torbay Council Taxi, please complete the Bursary Fund form or the Discounted Travel Pass form and indicate that you require a Torbay Council taxi, we will then send you the relevant form to complete and return to us with supporting medical evidence.
If you require support from Devon County Council and cannot attend college without this support, you will need to contact DCC directly to request support. Please find further information here.
If you have lost your South Devon College Stagecoach bus pass, this can be replaced in the Helpzone for a £5.00 fee or via the Online Shop. You must pay the £5.00 fee before the replacement pass can be printed. If you are unable to visit the Helpzone, please call the Transport Officer directly on 01803 540323.
If you have lost your Devon County Council travel pass, you need to order a replacement online. Devon County Council also charge £5.00 for a replacement bus pass. Please visit the Devon County Council website.
No refunds will be issued for passes returned after 1st May.
If you have any queries or for more information please contact the Helpzone on:
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