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How to apply

We are really pleased you are thinking of joining us! 


Courses starting in September 2014

If you want to join us in September 2014 you do not need to complete an application at this late stage. Simply come in to one of our Colleges to discuss your options and we'll enrol you.



Courses starting after September 2014

Whatever level you are looking for browse our courses or order one of our printed course guides.


Below are step by step guides to what happens when you apply for one of our courses. 



Applying for full-time courses (Further Education)

Step 1 - Apply

Find the course using our course finder and click on the 'Apply now' button.  Or, you can download an application form, complete it and return to the address on the form.

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


Step 2 - Interview

After applying, you will be invited to come to an informal interview. You will be assessed on your suitability and be able to ask any questions that you have.

After your interview, we'll let you know whether you have been successful in gaining a place.


Step 3 - Enrolment

Before the start of your course, we'll tell you how to enrol. Once you have enrolled, you are fully registered and ready to start college.


Exam results

If you are offered a place based on your predicted grades, and these are not what you expected, please contact us on 0300 456 0049. It may be possible for you to join your chosen course, or there may be another course more suitable for you.


Feedback from a parent following an interview evening at Rugby College

I visited your college last night with my son, so he could explore further into Public Services Course Level 3. 

We were both impressed with your welcome, presentation and the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, from the reception to final interview. 

After visiting your college, we left with a very positive impression.  We were made to feel at ease, there was an air of positivity and helpfulness, and the staff were brilliant and attentive. 



Applying for Higher Education courses

(Full and part-time)

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



Applying for Part-time and short courses

Step 1 - Enquire

Find the course using our course finder and click on the 'Enquire now' button.

This will register your interest – it does not secure you a place on the course. 


Step 2 - Is it the right course for you?

The departmental staff will be in touch to confirm availability of places, and answer questions about the course content, ability level and 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 an enrolment form. Once this is complete your place is secured.


More about fees, concessions and employer sponsorship.

More information about enrolling on part-time courses.



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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:


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