We use an online application system (CAMs).
You can access CAMs at: Online Application and Review System
You will need an email address to register an account in CAMs. This is the email address that we will use to communicate with you throughout the application process.
Once you set up your account and submit your application you will be able to:
- Track the progress of your application.
- Accept your selection date or request an alternative.
- Accept or Decline any offers.
- Apply for FE Bursary/EMA, Discretionary or Childcare Funds.
We have online application video guides on our YouTube channel.
Please view our Privacy Notice about Student Applications (PDF).
What if I can’t apply online?
Paper application forms are available and our Help Point staff can assist you to complete it. Please call them on 0300 123 10 36 or pop into any campus Help Point.
What happens when I apply?
Each course has different entry requirements. If you meet our entry criteria and we still have places available for that course, you will be invited to a selection appointment. Our staff will assist you through the selection process and your performance at the appointment, along with any other selection criteria, will help us to make a decision about your application.
Who should I ask to be my referee?
A referee is someone who can comment on the character, work ethic or qualifications of another person. Applicants who are currently attending or have recently left school are required to have this reference completed by their Pupil Care & Support Teacher or Head Teacher. Other applicants should ask a person who knows them well, but is not a family member/friend.
What do I need to know about my selection appointment?
You will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of your appointment and it will also let you know what you need to bring. Please note for our design courses you might be asked to bring a portfolio or examples of your work.
Please be aware that you may need to wait for a selection appointment. There are a limited number of places on each course, and as we offer course places throughout the application period, the course may be full by the time of your selection appointment. If this does happen we will try to let you know before your selection appointment. Places may still become available if other people do not accept their place or attend their interview.
What if I receive an offer?
You can only accept one full-time offer; all other applications will be cancelled once you have accepted an unconditional offer.
If you would like to cancel or withdraw your application, you can do this online via CAMs or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
How will I know if I am not successful?
A decision on each application will be sent to you by email. We may invite you to a selection appointment or offer you an alternative course. You may also be invited to an appointment with our Access team or Student Services team to discuss alternative options.
Can I make a change to my application?
Once you have submitted your application you can only update your personal details. To do this please log into your account, select ‘Personal Details’ (at the top of the screen) then make the changes. Once you have updated the information please click on ‘Save Changes’ at the bottom of the screen.
If you would like to make any other changes to your application i.e. personal statement, course choice etc. please email the changes to email@example.com or call 0300 123 10 36 – remember to include your name, date of birth and course title on the email.
Who can I speak to if I am unsure about applying?
Our Help Point staff can provide frontline guidance and advice on information related to courses, careers, progression opportunities, all aspects of student life including fees/financial support/additional study support and childcare.
When to apply
Online application is now open for courses starting in January 2020.
Online application for all courses starting in August/September 2020 will open on 13 January 2020.
There are no fixed closing dates for applications, however places fill up quickly so please submit your application as soon as possible.