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16-18 Enrolment Guide

Student Finance

About College Life

It can be difficult to plan the next stage of your life and there are some tough decisions to make. We offer our students a range of support including:

  • 1:1 appointment with a fully qualified careers adviser
  • Help with choosing what to do after your programme finishes
  • Supporting you to explore which career is right for you
  • Help with identifying your character strengths, skills, and action planning
  • Help with tailoring your CV and interview preparation, tools, and tips
  • Where to find Apprenticeships and how to apply
  • University application support, including personal statements and applying for student finance
  • Providing information on routes into careers and the labour market (LMI
  • Information on course fees and funding

Careers Programme

We also work closely with our curriculum staff to offer a careers programme that is linked to your course. For more information click below.

Post-18 Options

For further information on the range of different post -18 options click below.

FAQ

  • What if I am not sure that a college course is right for me?
    Speak to a careers advisor to discuss all your options and create a plan for you.
  • Is progression to the next level course or year automatic?

    Your course tutor will meet with you to discuss your options for a second year at College.

    Students on a one-year course will be asked if they wish to continue onto the next level or if they wish to apply for a different option.

    Students on a two-year course will automatically be placed on their second year, if they have met the requirements. Check these requirements with your PST or Course Director.

    If you have indicated that you wish to go onto another course you will be required to attend an interview for this new course.

  • What if I want to do a different subject next year?

    Discuss this with your Personal Support Tutor and Course Director or speak with one of our careers advisors if you would like further advice on your options.

  • Can I join a college course if I have already been to sixth form?

    Yes, we have a range of courses at different levels available.

    You can find our course information and apply through our website, and we also have regular Open Events where you can find out more.

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss which of our courses would be suitable for you, please contact us.

  • Do I have to pay for my course as I will be 18 in September?

    If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the academic year when you begin a programme of study, you DO NOT have to pay tuition fees, college registration fees or examination/board registration fees.

    This continues up to age 24 if you have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

    If you have any questions about funding for our courses, please contact us.

  • Can I get help with my travel or equipment costs?

    Yes, the college offers a student bursary. Click below for more information.

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