How to Apply

Applying for a course at NWSLC couldn’t be easier. Applications to all our campuses can be made the same way, these include:

  • Nuneaton Campus (formerly North Warwickshire & Hinckley College)
  • Hinckley Campus (formerly North Warwickshire & Hinckley College)
  • Harrowbrook Campus – The Construction Training Centre
  • Wigston Campus (formerly South Leicestershire College)

If you are studying in Year 11 at a Leicester or Leicestershire school, you can apply via UCAS Progress. If you are not in Year 11 (or your school isn’t using UCAS Progress), you can apply via using one of the options below.

1. Online Application – Applying online is simple, quick and easy.
a. Simply create an account using your email address
b. Complete the online form
c. We will email to let you know when we have processed your application and you can then book an interview online or call the admissions team on 0330 058 3000 to arrange one.

2. Email Application
a. Download our application form
b. Email the form through to our admissions team on
c. A member of the team will call you to book your interview

3. Paper Application
If you would prefer some help, simply pop into any of our campuses and our helpful Customer Services team can support you to complete the application form, or call us on 0330 038 3000 and ask for the admissions team.

4. Postal Application
The application form can be printed and sent to any of the following addresses:

  • Admissions Team, Nuneaton Campus, Hinckley Road, Nuneaton, CV11 6BH
  • Admissions Team, Wigston Campus, Blaby Road, South Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4PH
  • Admissions Team, Hinckley Campus, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1QU


1. To complete your application, please use any of the methods mentioned above. 


2. Book in your interview

Once you have applied, you can visit our online application portal to register your account and book in your interview.
*Interviews are informal sessions to ensure you start your course at the right level.


3. Meet your tutor

Before you start your course you will be invited to an information session to discover more about college life. You will then meet your tutor and have your interview: this is where you can ask questions about your course and discuss what you want to achieve.


4. Student Assessment

You will also complete an online assessment (either at the information session or during a session in the summer term after your GCSE’s) assessment takes approx 30-45 mins, it is designed to help us see how you learn, what your strengths are and how we can help support you to achieve the results when start your course.


Applications for full-time Higher Education courses are made through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Apply online on the UCAS website and use institution code N79 and select Campus Code.

If you cannot find your course on the UCAS website, this may be because it is delivered in partnership with a university. In this case, please contact our Admissions team, who will be able to provide you with a university-specific application form.


Applications for all part-time courses and free online courses are made directly through the college – so you can apply straight away. Please fill out the online application form you can find here and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Alternatively, for part-time courses, you can use the methods mentioned above, by downloading the application form and sending it to us via email or post.


In order to start an Apprenticeship, you will need to be employed or find an employer who is recruiting an Apprentice. Our Apprenticeship Vacancy Service will help you to find that perfect placement. If you are interested in an Apprenticeship, you can:

  1. Register your interest with us, by filling out this form.
  2. Visit the Apprenticeship Vacancies page, read about the steps you have to take when applying and then apply directly on Gov.UK.