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The interview process

If you’re applying for a full time course, you’ll be invited to interview to discuss your interest in the course, and for us to assess your suitability, in particular for the level of course you’re applying for.

Understanding a bit more about you will help us make sure you've chosen the right subject and course. It will establish that you have the potential to succeed at that level, and if there is any support you might need along the way.

Interviews also give you a chance to see the College, meet staff and ask questions.

What are we looking for at your interview?

A successful interview comes from being relaxed and clear about your reasons for wanting to study at West Suffolk College.

We would like to talk about what interests you in your chosen course and explain how it fits into your plans for the future.

We’re looking for clear signs of motivation, commitment and organisation.

The interview is an informal discussion. There are no trick questions, instead we’ll try to get you talking about yourself, your previous or current education, your interests outside school and your future aspirations.

The interview is just one part of the admissions process which also includes the application form, an assessment of your most recent school report, and in some cases reviewing the work you are asked to submit at interview (e.g. portfolio for art and design courses).

We need to discuss if there are any circumstances which may affect your study, so we can ensure any support is in place before you start your course.

How do I know if my interview was successful?

During your interview we'll complete a record of interview form. This information will enable us to confirm your offer. You will receive a notification of this via email within four weeks of your interview.