Some courses hold these, some don’t. Where there is no formal face-to-face selection process, entry is by set criteria – this is normally a set of qualifications which you must achieve/or be hoping to achieve, and a satisfactory reference. What you’ve told us in your Personal Statement will also be used when considering your application for the course.

If you are attending an interview/group assessment, we will let you know what to expect in the letter inviting you to attend.

This will depend on the course you have applied for.

Some courses hold individual interviews where you will meet with the Course Leader and/or staff within that curriculum area, who will tell you about the course, ask you questions about your aims and ambitions and assess whether you are right for the course and the course is right for you.

In some cases, you may have to complete a written assessment/diagnostic test/values exercise. This is to check that you have the correct skills level to complete the course successfully and to ensure that the course you are applying for is right for you.

Some courses hold Information Sessions where groups of applicants can come along and meet each other, find out about the course, view the college facilities, meet the staff and generally find out what college life is like, you may also be required to complete a diagnostics test/values exercise at this session.

Dance/Music applicants may be invited for an audition and Sports students will undertake fitness testing.

Details about your interview/group assessment and anything you have to bring with you will be emailed to you if/when you are invited to attend.

Once you have been offered an interview/group assessment you will have an option to request an Alternative Interview Slot if the date you have been given does not suit you.

Please note: delaying attendance to your interview/group assessment may mean other applicants are being seen and offered places before you.

If you fail to attend these appointments without letting us know then your application will be cancelled, you will be notified by email of this.