How to Apply and What Happens Next
Check out how to apply for a course, when to apply and what happens next.
If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, please take a look at our FAQs.
How to Apply
Apply in five simple steps:
- Browse the courses we offer
- Read through course descriptions
- Check the entry criteria for you chosen course
- Shortlist courses you are interested in
- Apply online
You’ll need to register an account with an email address and confirm some personal details to submit an application.
Once you’ve submitted an application, you’ll be able to log back into your account to see the status of your application, update your personal details or make decisions on your applications.
Need some support?
If you need some help to apply online, please feel free to come to one of our open events; give us a call; or drop-in to one of our three campuses and see our friendly Student Services team.
When to Apply
We recommend you apply before 31 March.
We process applications on a first-come-first-served basis and courses can fill-up.
Applying early gives you the best opportunity of securing a place on your chosen course.
You can still apply after this date however due to the popularity of our courses we cannot guarantee a place on your chosen course.
Application Journey: What Happens Next
Once you have submitted your application, we’ll send you an email and text to let you know we’ve got it.
We’ll assess your application. Take a look at how we check your application.
To see if the course you have applied for has a further assessment click here.
We’ll send you an email and text with an Offer to study at GC. Please check this carefully as there may be conditions to your offer. For further information on what a ‘Conditional Offer’ means please check out application assessment and methods.
If you would like to clarify anything regarding fees, funding or additional support please contact our Student Services team: email@example.com or call 0345 155 2020 (option 4)
You’ll be asked to do this before 31 July, in order for us to get ready for enrolment, changes to your original application/s cannot be made after this date.
Throughout the summer, we’ll send you emails and texts with further information on how to access our Online Enrolment Portal.
You’ll need to confirm your personal details and upload your GCSE results or qualification certificate to evidence you meet the conditions of your offer.
We’ll confirm your enrolment and send your timetable during our main enrolment period: the last week of August and the first week of September.
*if you have applied for a course that does not start in September you will follow the above steps however dates may vary.
* If you have applied for a course that does not start in September you will follow the above steps however dates may vary.