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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)
  • MIRA Technology Institute (MTI)
  • Digital Skills Academy (DSA)

If you are studying in Year 11 at a Leicester or Leicestershire school, you can apply via PS16. If you are not in Year 11 (or your school isn’t using PS16), you can apply via using one of the options below.

1. Online Application – applying online is simple, quick and easy.
a. Simply create an application portal account using your email address.
b. Complete all the steps mentioned.
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. 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. Email Application
a. Download our application form.
b. Email the completed form through to our admissions team on
c. A member of the team will call you to book your interview.

4. 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. You can also call us on 0330 038 3000 and ask for the admissions team.



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

2. Book in your interview

Once you have applied, we will contact you to give you more details about 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). The 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 starting your course.


To find an Apprenticeship, you will need to be employed or identify an employer who is looking for an Apprentice. If you are interested in an Apprenticeship, you have two options:

  1. Please visit our Apprenticeships Current Vacancies page, browse through the current vacancies and apply for the one that’s right for you.
  2. If you don’t want to apply for a specific vacancy or can’t find one that’s appealing, but you are interested in doing an apprenticeship in a certain industry, please register your interest with us by filling out this form – please select ‘Apprenticeships’ from the drop-down list before submitting the registration.


Applications for most of our 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 HE Admissions, who will be able to provide you with a university-specific application form.

  • To apply, go to and create an account or, if you already have an account, log in.
  • Make a note of your personal ID. This could be on paper or on a note in your phone.
  • You don’t have to fill it in all in one go, you can save your progress and come back to it at a later date.
  • Fill in each section carefully and read it though. Remember to save.
  • There is a personal details section, where important information will be gathered. Make sure this is all correct, as the college will use these to contact you and they’ll also get transferred to our systems on the appointment of the offer.
  • In the choices section, select the college and any other institutions you have chosen. The college’s institution code is N79.
  • Select the course you’d like and which campus it’s running at.
  • The next section is about your education. Enter the details of the schools you have been to, the qualifications you have and if you’re currently studying.
  • The employment history section is to record if you’ve had any jobs or volunteer positions.
  • Next is the personal statement. This is where you get to tell us why you want to study that course and tell us about your passions. Include anything that is relevant, including odd jobs you do. For example, babysitting gives you responsibility and time management skills, both are valued skills. TIP: Write your statement in a separate program (such as Word) and ask someone to read over it.
  • You can request a reference next. You can ask for a written recommendation from a teacher, adviser, or professional who knows you academically or professionally. Everyone needs a reference, unless you get special permission from the college. If the application is done alongside schooling, you can often find that the references will be provided by the school you are attending.
  • Before submitting, please read through all your details, checking that it is all correct.


Some of the information on this page is provided from UCAS. For more information, please visit their website.


Applications for all part-time courses are made directly on our website – you can apply straight away. Please browse our part-time courses and then fill out the online application form you can find here. We aim to 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.


It’s simple, quick and easy to apply and enrol for our online and distance learning courses.


For our Level 1 and 2 courses, you MUST apply through our application portal:

  1. Browse our online and distance learning courses.
    Select the course you want to study and click the ‘Apply now’ button.
  2. Create an account and verify your email address.
  3. Enter your postcode. We will need to check that your area has funding available. If an error message occurs, please get in touch.
  4. Complete all the following steps. This will become your enrolment form, so make sure to get your details right.
  5. On completion, you will have enrolled onto your chosen course and will receive a confirmation email.
  6. One of our assessors will be in touch to arrange your induction.


For AAT, ILM or Heath and Social Care level 3 courses you MUST apply via a different application form:

  1. Browse our online and distance learning courses.
  2. Select the course you want to study and click the ‘Apply now’ button.
  3. Fill out all the information asked for, remember to add the name of the course you want to study.
  4. Press submit
  5.  One of our assessors will be in touch to arrange your induction.