Get 30% off adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets.
To be eligible for an Apprentice Oyster photocard you must:
*The apprenticeship must be SASE (Specification for Apprenticeship Standards in England) compliant or an approved standard. It should be delivered by a further education college or training organisation that is approved, or funded by, the Skills Funding Agency.
If you're unclear about your eligibility, speak to your apprenticeship training provider.
If you have an Apprentice Oyster photocard, you will save 30% off the price of adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets.
If you live near your workplace and only make a few journeys, you might not need a Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass. Instead, you might be better off using pay as you go at the adult rate.
Both your Unique Learner Number and UK Provider Reference Number will be supplied by your apprenticeship training provider. Talk to them if you haven't got these yet.
Applicants can only apply once they're fully enrolled with a training provider on an apprenticeship that is SASE (Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England) compliant.
Your colour, digital photo must be:
You should not be wearing anything that covers your head unless it is consistently worn for religious or medical reasons.
If your photo doesn't meet these guidelines, it will be rejected.
An Oyster photocard account will be set up for you when you apply. You can use it to check the progress of your application and correct any mistakes.
You can check the status of your application by:
If your application is successful, we'll post your Apprentice Oyster photocard to the address you provided on your application. If you haven't received your card within two weeks of applying, please check progress in your Apprentice Oyster photocard account.
You can use your Apprentice Oyster photocard once you've added a Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass season ticket, or when you've added credit to pay as you go. Pay as you go fares are charged at the adult rate.
Remember to touch in and out on the yellow card readers so we know where your journey starts and ends and can charge you the right fare if you're using pay as you go. It's slightly different for each type of transport. Find out more about touching in and out.
You can top up your pay as you go credit and buy Travelcards for your Apprentice Oyster photocard online. You can only do this via your Apprentice Oyster photocard account. If you try to buy a Travelcard via a contactless and Oyster account, you will be charged the full adult price.
You can also buy discounted Travelcards at Oyster Ticket Stops, Tube stations and Visitor Centres. They can't be bought at National Rail stations.
You can buy discounted Bus & Tram Passes at Oyster Ticket Stops, Tube stations and Visitor Centres. They can't be bought online.
You cannot currently use your Apprentice Oyster photocard with the TfL Oyster app.
Your Apprentice Oyster photocard will be valid for 12 months and will expire on the date shown on the front of the card. If you are removed from, or leave, your apprenticeship early, your Apprentice Oyster photocard will be stopped.