Step-By-Step: How To Apply

The deadline to apply for a place in September 2021 was 31 March 2021. Although we are still accepting late applications, these applications are now being held on a waiting list and will not be processed until enrolment in September. Please note, we cannot guarantee that we will have places left for these late applications. We will offer enrolment interviews to late applicants during our late enrolment period from 3 September 2021, on condition of students meeting the necessary entry requirements and on there being space on the courses they want to do. Please note, if we are able to enrol late applicants, induction will then take place in College between 8 – 10 September ahead of the start of lessons on Monday 13 September 2021.

Read our guide of ‘How to make a Good Application’ before you apply.

If you have questions, please check our Admissions FAQ before contacting the Admissions Office, as we are receiving very high volumes of emails and the FAQ may give you a faster response.

Applying to join the College could not be easier. Here is a step-by-step guide to the application process.


Step One
  1. Apply online via our bespoke information portal Tyber. You will be asked to set up an account first, which means you can log in at any time and check the status of your application. Please ensure you check this and your email regularly, as this is how we will communicate with you.


Step Two

We will send you confirmation that your application has been received within two weeks.


Step Three

We will contact your school for a reference.


Step Four

A member of staff will review your application and if the information you have supplied indicates you are likely to meet our entry criteria, we will send you a conditional offer by email. We can only do this if you have supplied sufficient information in your application, so please take care to ensure we have all predicted or achieved grades and accurate personal information. If information is missing, the Admissions Office will contact you to ask for clarification.


Step Five

Keep an eye on your email inbox to make sure you don’t miss your emailed offer. We will ask you to confirm acceptance of the offer, which you can do by logging into your account on Tyber. Please note, we will process applications in the order we received them, so there may be a short delay if you apply during a busy period.


Step Six

You will be invited to attend Welcome to College Day in the summer, where you can get a taste of College life. If you wish to enrol at the College it is essential you attend this event and failure to attend can put your place at risk.


Step Seven

We will write to you over the summer with details about enrolment, which will take place after GCSE results are known. It is important that you attend on the date and time you have been given and bring evidence of all GCSE/level 2 results, including those qualifications taken early.


Step Eight

After enrolment, you will have an induction day and then your studies can start. Attendance at the first week of lessons and evidence of achieving our entry criteria before the end of the first full week of teaching are both required in order for your enrolment to be complete.


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