Starting college - Read our FAQs below

After you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by our admissions team to arrange an interview.  During the interview, the admissions tutor will discuss the course you have applied for and the entry requirements, as well as any additional support you may need during your time at college.

Following your interview you may be required to meet with the relevant curriculum team prior to being offered a place.

If your offer is based on your forthcoming exam results, once you receive them you will be invited to bring them in and complete your enrolment.


Interviews with the admissions team usually take around 20-30 minutes, however may be longer if you require additional information or support.

If your exam results aren’t what we asked for, there’s no need to worry – there will always be a course available for you and our advice and guidance team can advise on alternative routes to getting the qualification you need.

And if your results are better than we asked for, you may be able to move up a level – speak to our advice and guidance team on the options that are available to you.


Depending on the course you have chosen, you may be required to wear a uniform – you will find out more about this at your admissions interview.


Details of financial support to help with college costs can be found here: 



This will depend on individual courses but generally, if there are places available, you can enrol up to October half-term on full-time programmes.

If you experience any difficulties logging in to your college account, please email 

Both the Paget Road and Wellington Road campuses are on bus routes.

Plan your journey here –

Throughout your course you will be supported by a personal tutor.

You will have regular one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor to discuss your progress and performance, as well as raise any concerns you may have and where you require additional help and support

If you have any concerns relating to your course, you should speak to your course tutor in the first instance.

If you need support with study skills, assignments, time management, research or writing skills staff in the Study Hub can help.

And staff in the maths and English Hubs can help with any queries you may have -from explaining things that aren’t clear, exploring other ways of carrying out a task, or checking whether you’re doing something right.