Information for learners who wish to apply to start a course in 2020/2021
We are still accepting applications to our Full-time and Part-time Further and Higher Education programmes that start in September 2020. Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, College staff are working from home and there may be delays in our usual admissions process.
For full-time further education programmes we have extended our initial deadline for receiving applications of 31st January 2020 for a guaranteed place on your chosen programme (subject to you satisfying the entry requirements) until the 17th August 2020.
***Important Application and Admissions Update***
Due to the Coronavrius outbreak our standard post-application admissions procedures are temporarily suspended. Decisions are currently being made surrounding advice days and enrolment, and this information will be regularly communicated, as well as being updated and displayed on this page where applicable.
What happens after I apply?
Once your application has been submitted our admissions team will complete some data checks including checking that you meet the published entry criteria for your chosen subject.
For most programmes you will then receive an email inviting you to log back into your account to book your interview. If you have applied for Music, Performing Arts or an Art related subject we will email you with a date and for an audition or portfolio review.
Please check your emails as all communication will be sent by this method.
What Happens at my interview?
You will be here between 1-2 hours depending on the programme you have chosen. (2-3 hours for performing arts) You will normally have a presentation or talk to from a member of staff, telling you more about the programme, followed by an individual interview for about 5/10 minutes.
If you are having an audition or portfolio review, more information will be given in your email.
How will I know if have been offered a place?
Offers will be subject to meeting the entry requirements of the programme, as published.
Once you have attended an interview / audition we will email you to let you know if you have an offer. Offers will be subject to you meeting the published entry requirements of the chosen programme.
If you are not offered a place on your chosen programme, we will do our best to support you in finding an appropriate alternative.
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Welcome and Induction Days
Due to the continuing restrictions on social distancing, sadly we have had to cancel our Welcome and Induction Days planned for 29th and 30th June 2020. These days were meant to give you the opportunity to come to campus and meet the teaching teams, to find out more about your chosen course, and to see where and what you will be studying.
As an alternative our teaching staff have put together welcome day packs with photos and information about the team, the courses, and the college environment, as well as useful information that you will need to know before you enrol. For some areas, this will also give you details of any equipment, kit or uniform that you need to get in advance of starting. Please click the button below to see this information.
Exam results and Advice Days
One of the most exciting – and scary – days of all is when you receive your exam results. This year is slightly different and you won’t be collecting your results in person but instead will be sent them either via email, or you will have already been asked to create an account (for GCSE results) so you can login to a secure portal to access your results on the day. It is important to keep regularly checking your emails for the latest information!
For learners receiving GCSE, results will be available on Thursday 20th August 2020. You should have already received your ‘welcome email’ from Pearson ResultsPlusDirect, so make sure you have read the instruction and activated your account so you can access your results on the day!
For learners looking to study a higher education qualification with us, the results day for AS and A2 exams is a week earlier on Thursday 13th August 2020.
Information about collecting Exam results can be found here:
What happens next?
Fingers crossed that all your hard work will have resulted in great results, but if your GCSE results do not meet the entry requirements or you are still unsure please don’t panic!
The information in this section will be regularly updated with what you need to do next.
****IMPORTANT EXAM RESULTS UPDATE****
We have now sent out the majority of the BTEC and UAL Level 3 results expected today, however, we have a few subject areas where we are still working with Awarding Bodies to obtain your results, these are in the following subject areas:-
BTEC – Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) – As of 11.20 am today 14 August all emails to confirm results have been sent out. Please check your college email.
UAL – L3 Diploma in Art – we are awaiting information from the awarding body with regards to some of the results for this subject, others have been sent out today – We will communicate further with you tomorrow.
We apologise for any inconvenience or anxiety this is causing you but we are working hard to confirm these results as soon as possible. Please continue to check your college email rather ringing the College.
Please choose a button below appropriate to the awarding body for your qualification.
If you don’t see your awarding body listed here, don’t worry – details with regards to all other awarding bodies/qualifications will follow shortly. Please visit this page regularly for new and updated information.
Please contact email@example.com if you are having problems accessing your CI email account or have forgotten the password.
Enrolment Information 2020
Due to the current COVID 19 situation, we have needed to adapt to a fully online enrolment process for this academic year. Whilst this will support the need for social distancing, it will be a different process and will be reliant your young person checking their emails and following instructions carefully, but also quickly. The campuses will not be open for applicants to come in and enrol.
First Day of your new programme
Our term starts on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.
Not all programmes will start on the Monday and you will be given details of your first day at enrolment.
*Please note that the College is closed on Bank Holidays and for Learning and Teaching Development Days.
More detailed term dates and our academic calendar can be found here.
Unfortunately we cannot confirm your timetable and / or days of attendance until you start on your programme in September.
So, there is a lot to do between now and September, don’t worry we will keep you informed about the stages as they come and go, but in the meantime of you need to check any dates or key facts keep an eye on our website. If you have any specific questions you can call our enquiry line on 01206 712777 and we will do our best to help you.