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Applying to College Courses

Finding and applying for your course is really simple. In this section, we've created a step-by-step guide for you to use. Good luck!

Brackenhurst Orangery

Applying is really easy!

Just follow our step-by-step guide below.

  • Choose your course

    Use our college course guide and the information on our website to find the course that's right for you. We also recommend attending one of our open days, which will help you get a feel for what it's like to study here.

  • Fill in an application form

    Download an application form. Remember to show your passion for your chosen subject in your personal statement.

  • Come for an interview

    If you meet the criteria for the course, we'll invite you for an interview. We'll send you details of what will happen on the day in advance via email. All interviews are held via Microsoft Teams and you may also need to provide a video of you working practically or complete a written task.

    Don't panic! Our administrative team will guide you through the process and our tutors are really friendly and will help you to do your best.

  • Get your offer

    We'll email and let you know how you got on at the interview. Hopefully we'll be able to offer you a place on the course. This offer might be conditional on your upcoming exam results — for example GCSEs, and to obtaining satisfactory references.

  • Accept your offer

    You need to tell us that you want to accept your offer. Please do so by emailing us at or calling us on 0115 848 5299.

  • Get your exam results

    If you're taking GCSEs or other qualifications, you'll get your results over the summer. Once you've got your results you need to let us know what they are by calling 0115 848 5299. Then we can confirm your place.

  • Start your course!

    We'll send out all the information you need to start with us by email. We hold an enrolment day in the first week of September, this allows you to get your student ID, start meeting your new friends and tutors, and get used to your new campus.

Any questions?

Drop us a line — we're here to help every step of the way. You can email us at or give us a call on 0115 848 5299.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418