Advice for College Students

Start this September!

There is still time to start a course with us this September. Whether you have just finished your first year (Year 12) or second year (Year 13) of sixth form, there are options available for this September.

Full-time Courses

We have many learners who study with us after having done Year 12 or 13 at their local sixth form.

Some have finished their first year and are looking to switch from A levels to a vocational programme such as a BTEC or NVQ. Generally BTECs have a more vocational and practical focus, with many students finding this a learning style they prefer and more suitable to their chosen career.

Others maybe looking to move onto the Level 3 Accounting AAT (Fast Track) which requires an AS/A Level or equivalent as a pre-requisite to entry or to undertake the UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design which requires an A Level or equivalent as a pre-requisite.

If you have not yet applied for a full-time course then you will need to book an advice session with a course tutor.


I’m looking for an Apprenticeship – what are my options?

There are a number of options available to you at this stage of the application cycle. If you are interested in an Apprenticeship and have a contract offer of employment in place then please choose the option for your age from the below:

15 – 18 years old: Complete Our Late Application Form   ***This application form should only be completed if you have an employer lined up with a contract offer. If you do not have an employer in place please see the options below***

19 years or older: Please click the ’19+ Years – How to Apply’ button located on each individual apprenticeship course page, where you will be taken to the application form.

What if I don’t have an employer?

If you do not have a contract offer of employment from an employer in place then there a number of options still available to you.

For year 12 and 13 learners we are able to offer advice session appointments with our apprenticeship advisors. We also have apprenticeship vacancies available throughout the year in a variety of industries. You can see the current vacancies we have with employers and make an application using the link below:

Join our Talent Pool

You can also register to join our Talent Pool. All you have to do is complete and submit our Talent Pool application form, attend a pre-screening assessment/interview and be available when contacted. We will then send your details along with your profile to employers looking for an apprentice, inform you if you are selected and send your guidance to prepare you for interview.

Join our Talent Pool

Degree Level Study

If you have finished your A Levels this summer and are looking to move onto degree level study at University Centre Colchester then we are still accepting applications through UCAS Clearing for full-time applications and direct to University Centre Colchester for part-time applications.