ATbar North East Worcestershire College - How do I apply for a Full Time Course?

Telephone : 01527 570020
info@ne-worcs.ac.uk

NEW College in Bromsgrove and Redditch - North East Worcestershire College

How do I apply for a Full Time Course?





How to apply

How soon should I apply?

You can fill an application form in at any time of the year, apply as early as possible to give yourself the best chance of getting onto a course as some courses are very popular and fill up quickly. There is no need to wait for your exam results.


Applying for your chosen course

There are three ways to apply. You can either:-
Apply online from our homepage select your subject choice under the heading 'Find a course'; choose the appropriate level you wish to study and click on the black and white heading 'Apply On-line'. Alternatively you can


Download the application form here which you will need to print, complete and return to Admissions at our FREEPOST address below (no stamp required):-

Admissions Office
North East Worcestershire College
FREEPOST BM888
Peakman Street
REDDITCH
Worcs
B98 8BR

Please ensure that you have added sufficient postage (use a large letter stamp) if you are returning your form in a large envelope.

Alternatively, if you would like us to send you an application form
(and a prospectus if you would like one) please contact our Admissions Team on:-

(01527) 572822 or (01527) 572857 or e-mail admissions@ne-worcs.ac.uk.



What if I can't make my mind up?

If you would like some help and advice with your course choice or are thinking of applying for more than one course our Careers Advisors are here to help. We can help you make decisions about the education and training options open to you, to make applying for a place as easy as possible. If you would like a Careers Advisor to contact you, please tick the relevant box on the application form or contact us on (01527) 570020.



Applying for a full time Higher Education programme

All applications for our full time Higher Education courses are made through the Universities & Colleges Admissions System (UCAS) using Apply - an online application system available at www.ucas.com. The UCAS website contains full details of how to apply plus help text where appropriate to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application.

The UCAS code number for North East Worcestershire College is N58. You should enter this clearly on your UCAS application form. If you require further information and advice you can contact the UCAS Customer Service Unit on 0871 468 0468 (or 00 44 871 468 0468) from outside the UK), open Monday to Friday, 08.30 - 18.00 (UK time).

If you would like help with completing your application form - or anything else, please call us on 01527 570020 or drop in to one of the Student Advice Centres at either of our main campuses for some friendly advice.



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Applicant instructions for completion of the Application Form

Thank you for your interest in applying to North East Worcestershire College. We hope the form is self-explanatory but include here additional information to help you with any sections you may be unsure about. Incomplete forms may delay your application.


About the course you are applying for

Please include the full description including the level of the course you wish to apply for. If you have previously made an application to this College for this year, please tick the relevant box.

A/AS Levels please include the subjects you are interested in studying.

If you are unsure which course to choose or you are interested in applying for more than one course and would like some help and advice please tick the relevant box.

If you have applied to any other school/college or university for this year please tick the relevant box and state where.


Personal Details

Please fill in all your given names. Include any previous surname that you may have been known by: this means that we can be sure that we can identify you correctly.

Please include your date of birth and your age on the 31 August.

Enter the address to which you would like the College to send all correspondence. Please use a separate line for each part of your address and include your postcode (UK only), telephone contact numbers and e-mail address. It may be necessary for us to telephone you regarding your application please ensure you leave a daytime contact number for this purpose. If any of these details change please let us know.


National Insurance Number

This number is allocated to you when you reach the age of 16. If you haven't been given your number at the time of applying please leave this section blank.

ULN (Unique Learner Number)

This is the number allocated to you by the Learning Records Service, a national database of all learners to allow one single record of your education to be created. We will add this to your application form.

Previous Surname

If you have changed your surname since your 16th birthday, please enter your previous surname or family name here.


Nationality

Enter your nationality (as written on your passport, if you have one). If you have dual nationality, you can enter both.


Country of birth

Enter the current name of the country where you were born.


Country of permanent residence

Enter the country where you are permanently living.


UK entry date

If you were not born in the UK, please give the date when you entered the country to live here. If you are not currently living in the UK, please enter the date you expect to enter the UK to start your course. If you have already moved to the UK, the date you arrived might be stamped in your passport and/or on other papers used to gain admission to the UK.

Please include the country that you have previously lived in together with dates from and to.


Previous Qualifications

Enter the name of the school or college you attended or are currently attending. If you have been home-schooled for your secondary education, enter 'home-schooled' in the space provided.

Enter the qualifications that you have achieved, or expect to achieve.

Subject: Enter the subject that you have taken e.g. GCSE Biology

Level: Enter in the level of the qualification that you have or will achieve e.g. Level 2 (GCSE).

Year: Enter the year that you certificated the qualification

Grade: Please enter the level of achievement predicted (if you are at school you will usually find this on your most recent school report) in the predicated grade column. If you have already completed your qualifications and have been awarded a final grade, write the grade you have achieved in the achieved grade column.

Example:
Subjects Level Year Predicted Grade Achieved Grade
GCSE Maths 2 2011 B
EDEXCEL Dip in Public Services 3 2013 Merit


Your interview

Interviews take place during the daytime Monday - Friday. Times will vary depending on the teaching timetable of those members of staff who are interviewing. Please specify any dates e.g. holidays, exams etc that you will not be available.

If you have any special arrangements you require for your interview e.g. a signer please let us know.


Personal Circumstances

Please tick as many boxes that apply.


Support Requirements

Anything you tell us here will help us. We will try to ensure that a specialist member of staff attends your interview to discuss your needs in full. It will not adversely affect our decision to offer you a place here.


Monitoring Data

Indicate your ethnic origin by ticking the one that best describes you. This information remains strictly confidential and is used solely for statistical purposes by the College. This is not used as part of the interviewing process.


Criminal Conviction

As part of our duty of care to all staff, students and visitors we need to know if you have any relevant criminal convictions, please tick the relevant box. If you tick 'yes' the College may ask you for more details. All information given will be treated in the strictest confidence. Any changes to your circumstances whilst attending College must be declared.

Not sure what to declare? The College is not in a position to advise you on what is the best course of action for you, so if you are unsure whether a conviction is spent, we suggest you seek advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau or the Probation Service.

Please note If you are currently involved in a criminal investigation or you are convicted of a criminal offence after signing the application form, and whilst enrolled at College, you must tell us. In such circumstances please speak in confidence to the Student Welfare Manager.


Referee

If you're currently studying on a course, or have just completed your studies, then the reference should be supplied from your current or last tutor. If you have been out of education for a while and are in work then the reference should be supplied by your current/last employer. If you cannot get a tutor or employer to supply you with a reference then you will need to identify someone who is known to you, but is not a family member, who is willing to supply a reference on your behalf. It is important that the referee knows you well enough to comment on your suitability for your chosen course. You should always contact the person you are naming as a referee to check that they are happy to act as a referee for you.


Declaration

Please ensure your form is signed and dated and all sections have been completed as otherwise it may delay your application form being processed.



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Criminal Convictions - Student Declaration

Why do we ask?

The details requested on the application form are an essential part of the application process. They allow us to ensure we consider and balance two things:

1. That we provide opportunities for students to access appropriate courses, and

2. That we uphold our legal duty of care to all staff, students and visitors by ensuring we are able to provide a safe and secure environment.

All information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The College will not treat deception lightly.

Any changes to your circumstances whilst attending College must be declared.

Definitions

Criminal conviction means you have been found guilty in court of an offence.

Relevant convictions you are asked to declare are the following:

  • offences against the person whether of a violent or sexual nature;
  • offences involving the unlawful supply of controlled drugs or substances where conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking.

Unspent: Convictions and cautions sometimes become spent after a period of time. These do not need to be declared unless the course you are applying for requires an enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). Please note that some custodial sentences can never be considered spent.

For some courses you will need an enhanced disclosure document from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). This will be dealt with separately. For these courses, even convictions which are spent, cautions and orders must be declared.


Not sure what to declare?

The College is not in a position to advise you on what is the best course of action for you, so if you are unsure whether a conviction is spent, we suggest you seek advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau or the Probation Service.


Please note

If you are currently involved in a criminal investigation or you are convicted of a criminal offence after signing the application form, and whilst enrolled at College, you must tell us. In such circumstances please speak in confidence to our Student Welfare Manager.


Confidentiality and Security

The College will seek to deal with all matters relating to declarations of convictions in a confidential manner and details will be held securely and separately from other information the College holds on you.


How do I declare something?

Tick the YES box on the application form. Do not add any further information on the form. You may, if you wish, write the details on a separate piece of paper, seal it in an envelope with your name on and mark it CONFIDENTIAL, and enclose it with your application.

We will then send you the declaration form which you should complete and return to College. To ensure confidentiality, our reply envelope is marked so that it will only be opened by the Student Welfare Manager.


What will happen if you declare something?

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from having your place at College confirmed. This will depend both on the course you wish to study and the circumstances of the offence.

Prior to your interview we will contact you for additional information so that an assessment can be undertaken. This will likely result in one of the following happening:

1. Your place being confirmed at interview;

2. Your place being confirmed at interview subject to your agreement to certain conditions and/or support;

3. A place not being offered to you.

If you require further information please contact admissions@ne-worcs.ac.uk



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My Interview - what to expect

When will I hear about my interview?

Once we have received your completed application form, we will invite you to attend an interview so that you can talk to a tutor from the subject area(s) you are interested in. This provides an opportunity for you to discuss the course, see the facilities we have to offer, find out how much work is involved and what support is available. If you are still at school please bring your latest school report with you.


What will my interview be like?

It will be an informal discussion between you and one of our senior members of staff. At the end of your interview we should know enough about you to offer you a place as a student. More important that this is that you should know everything you need about what is involved in being a student at NEW College.


Is there a dress code for the interview?

No, it is an informal discussion. You can come in school uniform or your own clothes, depending on personal preference and convenience.


Who will interview me?

Interviews are usually conducted by the course tutors.


When will my interview be?

Interviews take place during the daytime Monday - Friday. Times will vary depending on the teaching timetable of those members of staff who are interviewing.


What if I can't get to the interview at the time you have given me?

We understand that the appointment time we offer you in our letter may not always be convenient and that you may need to change it. Please telephone Admissions to arrange a time that is more suitable for you.


When can I contact Admissions?

Office hours: Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00 pm; Friday 8.30am-4.30pm.

Tel: (01527) 572822 or 572857

Email: admissions@ne-worcs.ac.uk


What if I am applying because my family will be moving to the local area but I am currently living some distance away?

Submit your application - please do not wait until you have moved. Admissions will usually telephone to arrange a convenient time for you to come in.


When will I know if I have been offered a place?

You will normally receive your offer at the end of your interview. We recommend that you accept our offer, even if you undecided or are holding offers from other schools or colleges. In the event that you decide not to accept your place at NEW College, please let us know, rather than just not replying.


What if I have also been offered a place at another school or college?

It is quite common to hold more than one current offer of a place. It is a really good idea for you to attend all the Induction days you have been invited to so that you can get a proper feel for each school or college and then make an informed decision about where you want to study. You may want to keep your options open until you have your GCSE results and make your final decision then.


I am worried that I am wasting everybody's time if I keep more than one place open.

Don't worry! It's all about making sure that you have made the right decision for YOU - keep your options open until you are sure of where you want to go.


What if I change my mind?

If during or after the interview you decide that the course you've applied for isn't right for you, don't despair! Please contact Admissions for further discussion and they will arrange another interview for you.


When will I hear from you next?

We will write to you before your course starts with more detailed information about induction.


What if I have a question that you haven't answered on your website?

Don't be afraid to ask - we want to make your move to College as easy as possible. Please contact Admissions and we will do our best to help you.

Telephone:

(01527) 572822 or

(01527) 572857

Email: admissions@ne-worcs.ac.uk



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Enrolment

When does enrolment take place?

Full-time Further Education enrolment takes place during week commencing 25 August 2014. A letter will be sent out to you to confirm the enrolment date and time for your course nearer the time.

Enrolment for Part Time courses takes place from early June.

Enrolment for Higher Education courses will take place in September 2014 and details will be sent to you.



When does induction take place?

Induction for full-time Further Education courses will take place in week commencing 1st September 2014.

Induction for Part Time courses usually takes place on the day that the course starts unless otherwise notified at time of enrolment.

Details of induction for Higher Education courses will be sent to you with enrolment details.



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