• Welcome to our Preparing for Sixth Form information page!

    Three steps to a smooth transition...
    1. This page is intended to help you learn more about Lowestoft Sixth Form College as a current applicant or as you prepare to apply for our courses. You will find videos, documents and quick links to information that will help you get a feel for what college life is like. There is also guidance on how to apply, as well as an introduction to some of our support services.
    2. The departmental pages will help you discover more about the courses, tutors and facilities for your chosen area of study. This will help you prepare for your interview. Click here to find your chosen department.
    3. Finally, once your interview is complete and you have an offer, you will have access to your course page. Here you will be given an introduction to the course in preparation for your start in September. 

    Do you have a question?
  • The information below is here to help students to consider the most practical and cost effective travel solution. East Coast College has discretionary support funding available for both 16-18 and 19+ learners which could help towards the cost of transport.

    For Queries:
    If you have any questions please contact our Student Finance team by email at studentfinance@eastcoast.ac.uk or by telephone: Great Yarmouth Campus: 01493 418312 or Lowestoft Campus: 01502 525124

    Travel by Bus:

    The main bus company that operates in the surrounding area is the First Group. You may like to approach the bus/coach service that travels near to where you live to find out more at www.firstgroup.com/norfolk-suffolk

    Local Authority Post 16 Discretionary Transport Schemes:
    Both Suffolk and Norfolk County Council offer post 16 transport schemes. This could offer a subsidised travel solution or provision eligible for students living over 3 miles from college.
    For Norfolk - Tel: 0344 800 8020 or click here for more details
    For Suffolk - Tel: 0345 606 6173 or click here for more details

    Subsidised Bus Service (Lowestoft campus): Loddon, Somerleyton and Blundeston Area Transport
    This service enables students living in outlying villages in areas that are not supported adequately by public transport to study at ECC Lowestoft campus.

    The service covers the route:
    Chedgrave > Claxton > Thurton > Loddon > Hales > Thurlton > Haddiscoe > Somerleyton > Blundeston > Lowestoft campus

    Travel by Train

    For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or enquire at your nearest station. National Rail offer the 16-17 Saver discount card. More information is available at www.16-17saver.co.uk

    Travel by Bicycle, Motorbike, Moped and Car

    The college has free on-site parking. There are disabled bays plus provision to park motorcycles and bicycles.

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