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How to apply

We are really pleased you are thinking of joining us!  Make sure you get your application in as soon as you can as places on our courses fill up fast.


Apply for a course

Browse our courses and click on 'Apply now' or the 'Enquire now' button on the course information page.   


Or you may like to order one of our printed course guides.


You can apply to more than one course to keep your options open.


You will then be invited to college to chat to our expert tutors about which course is right for you.




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Our Student Services team provide impartial advice and guidance to support individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.


If you are unsure about which course to study or need advice on how to apply call on 0300 45 600 49 or email:




Full-time courses (Further Education)

Step 1 - Apply

Find the course using our course finder and look for the 'Apply now' button.

Or, you can download an application form complete it and return to the address on the form.


Step 2 - Interview

After applying, you will be invited to come to an informal interview with a member of the department. They will assess your suitability and answer any questions you have about the course.


After the interview, we will contact you to let you know what comes next.


Step 3 - Enrolment

Before the start of the course, we will send you joining instructions and tell you more about registration and enrolment. Once you have completed the enrolment form you are fully registered for your course and ready to start. Full-time courses enrol in September.


If you are offered a place based on your exam results and you find that your grades are not what you expected, you should contact the college straight away. It might be possible for you to go ahead with your chosen course, or there may be another course more suitable for you.




Higher Education courses (full and part-time)

Visit our HE section for information about applying for a higher education course.




Part-time courses

Step 1 - Enquire

Find the part-time course on the website and look for the 'Enquire now' button.

This online form will register your interest – it does not secure you a place on the course. When we receive your enquiry, our staff will contact you to discuss what you need to do next.


Step 2 - Check availability

If your course is part-time you will need to talk to a tutor for advice and guidance and to check availability of places.


They will be able to answer questions about the course content, ability level and can help you decide whether it is right for you.


Step 3 - Enrol and pay fees

Part-time courses enrol throughout the year. Before starting the course, you need to pay any fees and complete the registration and enrolment form. Once this is complete you are registered for the course and your place is secured.

More about fees, concessions and employer sponsorship.


Start your course and enjoy learning new and exciting things as well as making new friends – ready for a job or progress onto another course.


More information about enrolling on part-time courses.


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