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01692 402334

Applicants for September 2020

We are still accepting applications for September 2020.

Need some advice about your choices?

If you require some advice and guidance before making your choices, you can get in touch with our advisers who will be happy to talk to you about your options. Advisers can be contacted at or 01692 402334.

Our finance adviser is also available to anyone requiring financial advice and support. Both bursary and Student Finance applications open in the Spring term, so early contact is advised. Our finance adviser can be contacted at or 01692 402334.

Already applied?

If you have already applied to our College, we will continue to process your application as normal and make preparations for you joining us in September. 

If you are awaiting an interview, please note that interviews will be conducted online. We will be emailing applicants in the next few weeks with interview details.

Exams and qualifications update

Following the latest government announcement on this year's GCSE and A Level grading system, we can assure you that we will be doing everything we can to ensure our students get to where they want to be this September. 

Ofqual have also published a letter for all GCSE and A Level students which you can view here and detailed guidance for students and parents on how the grading system will work which you can view here.

Our College is all about getting students to the next step and we will be supporting students to help them progress to the best option for them - whether that's progressing to the next stage of their course, moving on to higher education or starting their career.

We have outstanding teachers who are all dedicated professionals and they will be working tirelessly to prepare the information Ofqual will require.

We know that you may still have questions concerning this process and therefore have set up a dedicated mailbox for you to email those queries to

We will respond to any queries as quickly as we are able.

Please rest assured that your application will not be in any way disadvantaged because of the exceptional circumstances in which qualifications are having to be awarded this year.

Further education applicant FAQs

Can I still apply for courses? 

Yes, we are still accepting applications for September 2020.

You can apply on our website. Simply find the course(s) you want to apply for, add them to your shortlist, create an account and complete the application form.

What if I need help filling in my application form?

If you need help applying, get in touch with the admissions team on 01603 773008 or

Where can I get a reference form?

Applicant reference forms can be downloaded from this page under the downloads section. Once the form is complete, they can be emailed back to

Are there any resources to support me in getting prepared for joining the college in September?

Yes. To help you prepare for September, our teaching staff have put together a number of activities and challenges for you to complete. You can view the activities here.

My interview has been postponed. What happens now?

Interviews will be conducted online. We will be emailing applicants in the next few weeks with interview details.

I have just applied, what happens next?

You will have received an email confirming your application and our admissions team will be processing your application as normal.

The next stage of your application is arranging an interview. As highlighted above, it may take slightly longer than usual for us to arrange this, so please bear with us. We will contact you as soon as we have further information about the interview arrangements.

Who can I contact about my application?

You can get in touch with our admissions team at or 01603 773008.

I am existing student and I have not received any information about whether I am progressing to the next level of my course. What do I do?

If you have a query regarding your progression, contact your course tutor by email.

If you have a question about an application you have submitted you can email Please ensure you include your name, student number and course name.