Applicant FAQs

Can I still start a course in 2020?

We are still enrolling to a range of career focused courses for adults, Pre-Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships starting in 2020.

Speak to our Course Enquiry team on 01253 504343 who will be able to book you an appointment with a specialist tutor or Apprenticeship advisor. 

How do I apply for courses starting in September 2021?

We are currently in the process of updating our website to include all our 2021 start dates.

Please keep checking as we will update in early October 2020.

You can then apply via the online application form on each course page.

If you have any queries contact our Course Enquiry team by calling 01253 504343.

I have questions about fees and financial support. Who can I speak to?

Please contact our Careers Team for advice and guidance.

You can also find out more about financial support on our website

What will happen to teaching and learning during COVID-19?

We have welcomed new and returning students for a mixture of face-to-face campus-based and online teaching, with provision adjusted to be in line with the latest government advice.

Your safety and success are our absolute priorities. We will follow all government advice for your wellbeing, and deliver vibrant online learning experiences to help you achieve the career you deserve.

Online teaching and learning is already part of our DNA. Our Canvas learning platform will be open 24-7 and provides the most intuitive and engaging student experience, with mobile apps for iOS and Android giving great access, whenever and wherever you are.

There are very many benefits of online learning. Some we knew from the start; others have surprised us. There is a strong sense of camaraderie among our students who, from the comfort of their home, are spending more time working together and finding smart solutions using technology to enhance the learning experience.

Many of our programmes offer a flipped learning approach, providing an active, engaging and inspiring study experience combining live lectures and lots of opportunities to discuss and interact with tutors and fellow students.

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