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How to Apply – a step-by-step guide
To apply for a University Level course at East Surrey College, please search for the course of interest on the course listing page, then click APPLY on the course page.
|1. CHOOSE YOUR COURSE|
|The course listing page shows all the University Level courses available for 2023 entry. It's important to do your research, so you will find all the important information here including the course leaflet.
|2. CHECK THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS|
|Entry requirements vary for each course so it's essential to check you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course.
|3. MAKE YOUR APPLICATION|
When you are ready to apply, click the APPLY button on the course page.
Apply directly with us through clearing for either Full-time or Part-time.
You can also get a copy of the application form by contacting Client Services via email at email@example.com, telephone 01737 788444 or by popping into the office during opening hours.
We will contact you to confirm we have received your application.
If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview prior to being offered a place on a course.
If your application is successful, we will send you an offer and you must let us know if you intend to accept the offer. Once you’ve accepted, we will send you information on the enrolment process and to how to prepare for studying at Orbital South Colleges University Centre.
For all Higher Education courses, you are welcome to approach Orbital South Colleges University Centre directly for an informal discussion or to arrange to meet a member of the relevant course team.
As demand is high we recommend that you apply for your chosen course as soon as possible. You will be offered a place subject to meeting the published entry criteria for your course and satisfactorily completing an interview. For Early Years FdA only, an enhanced DBS check will also be required. Any offer you receive will often have conditions attached.
Please note that in Higher Education, an offer of a place is not necessarily guaranteed merely by meeting the basic entry criteria. Many other factors must be considered such as your evidenced potential to study at a higher level and the likelihood of you completing the course. As is common across Higher Education, the College reserves the right to make an academic judgment based on these factors.
If you have Additional Learning Support needs, please discuss this with the College as soon as possible, ideally before you apply, so that we can offer suitable advice and support.
Your right to appeal an admissions decision
You have the right to appeal an admissions decision. This should be made in writing to Client Services within 14 days of being notified that your application was unsuccessful.
Closure of courses
This is always done in consultation with applicants, and with the offer of suitable information, advice and guidance if applications have been received. Any closure will be organised by the Head of Department contacting applicants individually in conjunction with the course leader and Client Services.
All such closures require College Executive approval, and the Head of Higher Education is included in this process. The College does not close programmes once enrolment has taken place, but should numbers become very low, support would be given to those wishing to transfer to another institution on a case-by-case basis.
Accreditation Of Prior Learning (APL)
If you wish credits awarded by another institution to contribute towards your course, please contact Client Services to make us aware of this before the interview. It will be your responsibility to provide evidence as reasonably requested.
You will need to bring your certificates to the interview, so a member of the academic staff can record these credits and consult with their manager as to the likelihood of APL. They will also require evidence of the learning outcomes of the modules/units you wish to claim so they can match them against the course you wish to study at the College. You may be asked for other evidence that supports your claim, for example, reports from an employer or marked work.
All cases of APL are very individual and require the College to collect evidence and assess this in a transparent and accountable manner. If it is not possible to transfer all or some of the credits, you will be given information, advice and guidance on why this is and what further actions you might have to take.
The College follows the procedures for APL as laid down by its Awarding Bodies. If relevant, there will also be discussions as to the best way to integrate applicants into the second year of a course.
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