Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when I apply?

When we receive your application form, the college makes a decision about your ability to benefit from the course based on the information you provide. Therefore, it is helpful if you can complete the section on “why you want to come on the course”. If you are offered a place on a course, you need to return your confirmation as soon as possible as places are often limited. We frequently get more applicants than there are places so if you cannot attend, please let us know.

What’s included in the course?

You may be staying residentially at the college. Accommodation is included along with breakfasts and evening meal during your stay. If you have particular dietary needs you will need to let us know. Most short courses are 2 days and 1 night, although some courses may go on longer. There
may be organised activities that take place in the evenings for you to socialise and learn something new whilst you discuss the days events. You can access the beautiful gardens surrounding the college and a multi-faith prayer room is available for use by all.  All students have access to the Library and Learning Support Centre where there is access to computers, books, DVDs, newspapers and other resources. The college has a campus wide Wi-Fi network.

Will I fit in?

The college welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and we work hard to address inequalities related to age, disability, race, faith, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and social class. The college creates a welcoming, stimulating and safe environment where people from diverse backgrounds can work together. Whilst at college we expect everyone to be considerate of the rights and interests of other college users and ask you not to create a noise near the residential blocks after 11pm, to respect others’ property, to treat people with respect, to smoke only in the designated outdoor areas and take care of college buildings and furnishings.

Will I have to pay?

Tuition fees vary for courses. You will find the fees alongside the name of the course. Some courses are free for all and most will be free for students on certain types of benefit. You may qualify for free courses and this can be discussed with the Student Support Services team.

What support can I get on the course?

Students with specific needs may benefit from a confidential discussion with our Additional Learning Support Manager. Our dedicated Additional Learning Support team can provide advice, information and support to help students reach their full potential.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring your own towels and toiletries along with a notepad and pen for any course work you do. You will need to bring a payment card so you can purchase food and drink as we are a cashless campus, which means we can only accept card payments.

Please do let us know in advance of your arrival if you have any special diets or other support requirements.If you have any further questions please call a member of the Student Support Services team on 01226 776000.