Free Travel

Our Pass

If you live within Greater Manchester you may apply for a FREE bus travel card, called Our Pass.

A £10 admin fee is payable to Transport for Greater Manchester for Our Pass but students eligible for the College’s 16-18 bursary may have this fee reimbursed*

  • You are eligible for Our Pass if you are 16 or 17 years old.
  • If you are 16 years old after the 31 August 2023 you are eligible for Our Pass.
  • If you are 18 years old before 31 August 2023 you should apply for the College’s free Arriva, First Manchester or Stagecoach bus pass.

Visit Our Pass for more information or to apply. Please apply as soon as possible (please note these are not issued by the College).

* Wigan & Leigh College may reimburse the fee during your first term.


Free bus pass

The FREE bus pass is available for full-time students aged 16-18 on or before 31st August 2023.

  • Save up to £379 per year on travel to college.


1.The free bus pass is only available to learners who:

- live outside of Greater Manchester (if you live within Greater Manchester you can apply for Our Pass)

- are aged 16-18 on or before 31 August 2023

- live within Greater Manchester and are 18 years old before 31 August 2023

- are enrolled at Wigan & Leigh College on a full-time course up to Level 3

2.The free bus pass is attendance related. Passes are issued on a termly basis. To receive the spring and summer term passes students must have maintained at least 90% attendance in the autumn and spring terms.

3.If you lose your pass, you will be responsible for buying a replacement.

Passes will be issued during the first week of term.

You will need to know your bus number when you come to collect your bus pass.