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Applying for a Course
You can apply online, on this website, once you have selected the course of your choice.
When to Apply
We welcome applications between mid November 2012 and 15th March 2013.
You will be invited for interview between February and April 2013.
Late applications received after 15th March 2013 will only be considered for interview where places remain availa ble.
Student Admission and Interview Policy and Procedures
To view our Student Admission and Interview Policy and Procedures please click on this link or visit our College Documents Area / Policy Documents.
If you’ve already made up your mind and know which course you’d like to do then don’t delay, apply online - you will need a current email address and to have your personal statement prepared.
The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about your suitability for the course that you hope to study. You need to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment.
Explain why you want to study the course. Mention your hobbies and other special interests, any interests related to your chosen course, your skills, aptitudes and personal qualities, your future career aims, previous employment and relevant experience. Try to link them to the skills and experience required for the course.
If you feel that you have had little formal work experience, try to think of things you have done in your personal life that you could use for example.
- Have you helped organise any events?
- Done anything for charity or voluntary work?
- Had a paper round?
Put these down in your statement and try to think what relevant skills you needed to do these things.
Personal statements are used to select candidates for interview for some courses and are discussed with you at interview, so be prepared to answer questions on it.
This may be your only written work that the course tutor sees before making a decision - make sure it is organised and well worded. Get the grammar, spelling and punctuation right. A statement filled with errors will give a negative impression of your skills and the effort you have put in to being accepted.
Your statement must be written in English, even if English is not your first language.
The personal statement is important in the selection process and should be carefully considered before submission. It should be between 250 and 300 words in length.
If you wish to use a paper application form, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01896 662516 or email:
Further Help and Guidance
For further help and guidance, please contact: Student Advice Centre on 01896 662516 or email: email@example.com
Spaces still available on some courses
A limited number of spaces still remain available on some courses commencing August 2013.
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