Information for schools and supporters

On this page you’ll find answers to some questions we’ve received from schools, parents and applicants.

We hope you find this information helpful.

How have we adapted our admissions procedure for school leavers?

We are offering guaranteed places for school leavers for 2021/22.

You can find out more, including terms and conditions, on our courses for school leavers page.

How will we be considering pupils’ historical results to ensure no applicant is disadvantaged from starting at the level that suits their abilities?

Our starting point will be a student’s prior attainment and we will take into account individual circumstances and contextualised information about a student. Every year, we work with students who have been home schooled or transferred learning providers and we follow a similar process to work with a student on determining their point of entry on a study programme. Our additional learning support team are happy to talk to SENDCOs and/or carry out further assessment, as appropriate, to enable us to establish a suitable starting point for learning.

Any additional information that a school can provide about a student’s progress during their time at school is extremely helpful in providing a context about an individual student.

For some apprenticeship programmes, as long as a learner/student meets the required BKSB initial assessment level alongside a work placement, then we can enrol them onto an apprenticeship programme. This may help some learners who have been predicted a Grade 3 or below for GCSE.

Apprenticeship example below for hairdressing at the college.

How have we made the college Covid-sercure?

The safety of all members of the college community has been paramount in our planning.

We have:

  • Adapted classrooms and workshops to ensure they comply with social distancing.
  • Modified key social and support areas by fitting protective screens to reception areas, and creating one way systems around each campus.
  • Introduced new enhanced cleaning regimes and providing hand sanitisation.
  • Modified timetables to spread out footfall on college campuses.
  • Further developed online learning for students who need to shield or self-isolate at any point during their studies.

Read full safety information about how we’ve adapted our college centres.

What is happening to college facilities?


We are now offering a cashless payment and click and collect system.

Study Centres

Find out more about our current study centre services available to our students.

If you can’t find the information you need, please get in touch. We will be happy to help.

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