Advice and information for people applying for courses in September 2020

Friday, March 20th, 2020
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The situation with schools and colleges remains very uncertain, with daily regional and national updates.

We want to reassure applicants and their parents, guardians and carers that we are continuing to accept applications for courses starting in September 2020. Applications can be submitted using the online form at 

Our Current Recruitment Process

Due to the current lockdown we are unable to adhere to our usual recruitment process. Here are some answers to questions you may have.

Will you still be holding interviews?
Yes. Informal interviews will still take place with the course tutor; this may be by telephone or video call. Our Information, Advice & Guidance Coordinator will also be available to answer any other concerns you may have, for example, travel, bursaries, support in college, etc.

How are students assessed?
We want to make sure that students study at a level that is right for them. To do this we do assessments to see what level they are at currently. This will be based on information given in the application form, information provided by the school they currently attend and our own assessments and interview.

Will you be running tasters?
We hope to be able to offer taster sessions later on in the Summer term. This will depend on advice from the Government and the Department of Education to ensure that we can do this in a safe way.

Can you help with transition from school?
We will offer some transition activities to help students make the transition from school to college.

We are committed to providing the best possible service in this difficult time and we are happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. Please contact