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Your Path to College

Want to apply for a course? Here’s a step-by-step guide.


Step 1: Choose your Course

We offer a wide range of courses at all levels - take a look at the courses section of the website, check out our prospectuses or come to an open day to find out more. If you're still not sure, Tel: 0800 612 6008 for independent advice on choosing a suitable course or click here to ask us a question.

Step 2: Apply

See our How to Apply page.

Step 3: Attend your Interview

We will invite you to an interview, which normally lasts 30 minutes and enables you to discuss your course choices and plans for the future. We’ll also tell you about any materials or equipment you need and the support we can offer. Don’t forget to bring with you your qualification certificates and any other documents or portfolios of your work.

Step 4: Accept your Place

If your interview is successful we will offer you a place within two weeks. If you don’t get your first choice we can advise you on suitable alternatives.

Step 5: Go to a Taster Event

You may be invited to attend a taster event, where you’ll meet other students, find out who your tutors will be and get a real taste for your course and college life.

Step 6: Receive your Enrolment Pack

You will be sent a joining pack in the summer, containing important information, a date and time to enrol on your course and what to bring to enrolment.

Step 7: Get your Results!

You’ll need to bring you exam results to your enrolment session. If your results are better than you expected or you don’t do as well as you’d hoped don’t worry, we can help you find a more suitable course.

Step 8: Start College

During your first week there will be lots of activities to help you settle in and make new friends. Your course starts with an induction, giving you the opportunity to find out more about your course and explore the College.


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