Your college application

If you know which course you want to apply for, you can submit an application form. You can do this either online or by completing a paper copy. Visit our reception at your nearest campus or contact us here to request a paper form.

You can apply online via a course page. Follow the steps below to submit an application:

  • Find the course that you wish to study and visit the course page. You can use the course search box on the homepage or click here to view a full list of our courses.
  • Open the course page and click 'apply'.

What’s next?

After we have received your application, you will be given a conditional offer for a place on a course. If you accept your place, we will keep in touch with you and will invite you to enrol on your course over the summer.

If you're not ready to apply, you can enquire about your chosen course or come to an open event to speak to us. For details of our open events and to registry your place, please click here.

Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.