How to Apply

Thank you for choosing our college for your future education! If you already know which course you want to apply for, then simply follow the steps below. However, if you are not sure and need more information, we would encourage you to contact our Admissions Team for an informal discussion and to seek advice on the application process.



1. Complete your application. You can either:

  • Apply online
  • Request an application form by giving us a call on 0330 058 3000 or by using our contact form.
  • Drop in to one of our campuses to see us.


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.


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.


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 application form you can find here and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Alternatively, for part-time courses, you can call or email us to request an application form.

If you’re not sure where to start or where to go next, check the College Levels Explained page to learn more about our study offer.