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Your interview

We can't wait to meet you and talk about your chosen course, take you on a tour of the campus, and give you the opportunity to meet some current students. This guide will help you to prepare for the interview. It also outlines what you can expect from the day and what you need to bring with you.


What to expect

We are conducting all interviews via video/ phone. You will be sent all the necessary details if you are invited to this stage. If you are under the age of 18, you will also require parental consent to be on camera should you be invited to a video interview.

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Practical sessions

As part of the interview for our Level 3 Equine Management course, you will be required to submit a video showing your riding abilities. You will also be required to watch the course presentation video below prior to your interview.

We may also need to seek parental consent before we ask you for this, but don't worry our Admissions team will be on hand to help you along the way.

The criteria we’ll use to assess your performance on the interview day include your ability to communicate effectively and clearly; a demonstration of your passion for the course; and your ability to listen and follow instructions.

Frequently asked questions

  • Will I be able to meet other students on the day?

    Unfortunately not, as your interview is held online you will only meet one of the teaching staff.

    However, you can chat to some of our staff and students via Unibuddy.

  • Can I tour the campus?

    Due to Coronavirus, we will no longer be holding campus tours. But we have created a college courses virtual open day website for you to explore our amazing courses and the great facilities we have to offer.

  • Can I bring my parents, guardians or guests with me?

    Parents and guests are more than welcome to join you, however the interviewer will direct questions to you and you will be expected to answer all questions by yourself.

  • What if I have other support needs?

    If you are disabled or require additional support at your interview, please contact the administration team at or call us on 0115 848 5299 to discuss further.

If you have any questions about the interview process or about your application to study on any of the college courses, please contact the Further Education Admissions team at or call us on 0115 848 5299.

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