Applicants for September 2020
We are still accepting applications for September 2020.
Need advice about your choices?
If you require some advice and guidance before making your choices, you can get in touch with our expert advisers who will be happy to talk to you about your options. Advisers can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 731200.
Our finance adviser is also available to anyone requiring financial advice and support. Both bursary and Student Finance applications open in the Spring term, so getting in touch early is advised. Our finance adviser can be contacted at email@example.com or 01603 731200.
If you have already applied to our College, we will continue to process your application as normal and make preparations for you joining us in September.
If you are awaiting an interview, please note that interviews will be conducted online. We will be emailing applicants in the next few weeks with interview details.
Exams and qualifications update - Friday 3rd April
Following the latest government announcement on this year's GCSE and A Level grading system, we can assure you that we will be doing everything we can to ensure our students get to where they want to be this September.
Ofqual have also today published a letter for all GCSE and A Level students which you can view here and detailed guidance for students and parents on how the grading system will work which you can view here. Guidance for Access to Higher Education students can be viewed here.
Our College is all about getting students to the next step and we will be supporting students to help them progress to the best option for them - whether that's progressing to the next stage of their course, moving on to higher education or starting their career.
We have outstanding teachers who are all dedicated professionals and they will be working tirelessly to prepare the information Ofqual will require.
We know that you may still have questions concerning this process and therefore have set up a dedicated mailbox for you to email those queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will respond to any queries as quickly as we are able.
Please rest assured that your application will not be in any way disadvantaged because of the exceptional circumstances in which qualifications are having to be awarded this year.
We know that you may be worried about how the qualifications you are currently studying will get graded following the cancellation of this summer’s exams. We understand, too, that you might have concerns about what this will mean for your enrolment on the course you have applied to study with us.
You have our reassurance that, whatever happens, we will have a course for you to enrol on this coming September
- and we will work with every one of you to find the right course for you.
Further education applicant FAQs
Can I still apply for courses?
Yes, we are still accepting applications for September 2020.
You can apply on our website. Simply find the course(s) you want to apply for, add them to your shortlist, create an account and complete the application form.
What if I need help filling in my application form?
If you need help applying, get in touch with the admissions team on 01603 773008 or email@example.com
My interview has been postponed. What happens now?
Interviews will be conducted online. We will be emailing applicants in the next few weeks with interview details.
I have just applied, what happens next?
You will have received an email confirming your application and our admissions team will be processing your application as normal.
The next stage of your application is arranging an interview. As highlighted above, it may take slightly longer than usual for us to arrange this, so please bear with us. We will contact you as soon as we have further information about the interview arrangements.
Who can I contact about my application?
You can get in touch with our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 773008.
I am existing student and I have not received any information about whether I am progressing to the next level of my course. What do I do?
If you have a query regarding your progression, contact your course tutor by email.
If you have a question about an application you have submitted you can email email@example.com. Please ensure you include your name, student number and course name.
Degree & Higher Education applicants FAQs
These FAQs are being updated on a regular basis - please continue to check this page for the latest information.
I’m interested in applying for entry this September, can I still apply?
Yes, we welcome all new applications and will process these in the normal way via UCAS.
Can I visit the college or attend an open day?
For students wishing to find out more, visits and open days are unfortunately not possible for the moment, until social distancing restrictions are lifted.
How can I find out more about the courses I am interested in?
You can find out more about our courses on our website here.
If you would like further information you can contact our admissions team, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If they are unable to answer your query, they will pass this onto the course teams who will be able to help.
We will continue to send offers through UCAS in the normal way and all existing offers will stand.
What if my chosen course requires me to attend an interview before I receive an offer?
While social distancing rules are in place, it is not possible to conduct face-to face interviews. Interviews will therefore take place over phone or skype. Our admissions team will be in touch with a date and time for interviews.
Deadline for deciding on offers
The deadline for deciding on offers has been extended by two weeks. UCAS will be emailing applicants to confirm the new deadline.
The college is committed to working with every applicant to ensure they are not disadvantaged by the current disruption caused by COVID-19.
Despite the cancellation of exams, students will receive grades for all their A Llevel, GCSE, SQA, BTEC and other courses due to end in summer 2020.
Grades will be calculated using carefully monitored teacher judgements alongside a range of statistical data so the grading is as fair and robust as it can be. The whole process will be carried out by the exam boards and monitored and controlled by Ofqual, the government body that regulates the exam system.
As further reassurance to you, please note that, Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, has said: “I have asked exam boards to work closely with the teachers who know their pupils best to ensure their hard work and dedication is rewarded and fairly recognised.”
It is anticipated that grades will be available by the normal time in July/August.
Applicants will be notified via their online UCAS account whether they have been accepted onto their chosen course. We will update this section of the FAQs once we have a clearer picture of when ‘results day’ will be set this year.
The Clearing process will operate as usual, matching students to places available at different universities.
Will courses start from September?
It’s still too early to say what will happen this September, our working assumption is that they will, but we are preparing a number of contingency plans to cover different possible scenarios and we will keep offer holders updated.