Q: How do I apply to your HE courses?
A: There are two different application processes for Higher Education and professional courses.
Please check the course and course code carefully to determine whether you are applying for:
- Full-time Higher Education course (4 alpha digit course code - Normally Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Foundation Degrees (FdA or FdSc)
- Part-time Higher Education course (10 alpha/digit course code - Normally Higher National Certificates)
- Professional course. (10 alpha/digit course code - all other qualifications - including CET & DET)
Applications for Full-time Higher Education Courses must be made via the UCAS – the Universities Admissions Service, quoting our UCAS College code E32 - until Clearing is entered on 30 June. Applications for all other courses can be made via the College - For further information visit the Application Page
Q: Is there any support available to help me complete my UCAS form?
A: Support can be found on the UCAS website www.ucas.com/students/applying/howtoapply, there are plenty of notes on how to complete your application as well as useful video guides. If you need further support you can also contact our Client Services Team using the details opposite.
Q: My UCAS application is asking for a reference from my last tutor, I am a mature student and left education years ago and can no longer contact my tutor, what do I do?
A: This is a common problem, if you cannot contact your last tutor then your current or previous employer can complete a reference for you, please note friends and family are not allowed to complete a reference.
Q: Can I apply late?
A: If you apply after the 15 January deadline (please note the application deadline is the 24 March for some Art, Design & Media) courses, then the College will still receive your application and it will still be considered if there is room on the course. If you apply after the 30 June then your application will not be sent to the College but will be entered directly into clearing, for more information on clearing please refer to the UCAS website.
Q: Where can I get more information on Student Finance
A: Many of our HE courses allow you to take out a student loan to help pay for your fees and possibly towards your living costs as well, for all the latest information visit http://www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance or call their advice line on 0845 300 50 90.