Your Next Steps | Interview, Enrolment and Welcome Day Information

Information surrounding post-GCSE results advice and enrolment will be regularly communicated, as well as being updated and displayed on this page where applicable. Please use the menu below to find the information you need.

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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 telephone interview. If you have applied for Music or Performing Arts we will email you with a date and for an audition.

Please check your emails as all communication will be sent by this method.

What happens at my telephone interview?

You will be asked to book a pre-arranged timeslot and you will need to be ready to answer your phones between the times stated. The call will come from either an 01206 number or it might show as withheld or unknown.

The interview is designed to let out teaching staff find out about you and your interest in the course. To prepare you might want to think about what you enjoy doing, why you have applied for this course, what subjects you expect to do well in (if you are still at school/college) and how you will manage your revision in readiness for any exams.

How will I know if have been offered a place?

Once you have had your 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, once GCSE results have been published and provided to the College.

If you are not offered a place on your chosen programme, we will do our best to support you in finding an appropriate alternative.

If your chosen course involves contact with children or vulnerable adults, you will be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check once you are enrolled.

In September, the Admissions team will send you a link to eSafeguarding, which is an online DBS checking service where you must complete your DBS check. The DBS check costs approximately £50. For students with an identified low household income, there may be financial support available. For further information on our student bursary, please click here:

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Applicants should not complete a DBS Check until they are enrolled on their chosen course and receive communication from the College on how to do this.

Welcome and Induction Days

Welcome and Induction Days are designed to give applicants a brief taster of what it will be like to be a student at the College. We keep this page regularly updated for applicants and parents/carers throughout the year and further information will be posted on here as we head further into the application cycle.

One of the most exciting – and scary – days of all is when you receive your exam results. In the summer of 2021 results days were held earlier and in the same week, two days apart, however these are going back to normal for 2022.

Learners studying GCSE’s will receive their results on Thursday 25th August 2022.

For learners looking to study a qualification with an A-level pre-requisite with us, the results day for AS and A2 exams is on Thursday 18th August 2022.

Enrolment Information 2022

Colchester Institute use an enrolment system which is completed online, and new students can do this from home. New applicants will need access to the internet and evidence of their exam results, including those from previous years.

All communications regarding enrolment are sent to the email address used throughout the application process. It is essential that all applicants are able to access their emails easily, and that they are checking them regularly.

We know that enrolment can be an anxious time for some, and there will be staff from our admissions team on hand to help throughout, either by phone on 01206 712777, email at or our online chat function. We don’t close over the summer.

This page will be regularly updated throughout the application cycle and the link below will be to the current stage of enrolment.

Confirmation of a new student’s first day at college will be notified to them by email, along with any required kit or equipment needed. Term starts on Wednesday 7th September 2022, but start dates are staggered across the Wednesday and Thursday of that week. You will receive your actual start date and first day information shortly after your enrolment has been completed – so look out for the information when it comes.