How to apply
It is very important that you choose the right course to progress to the career you want to pursue. Our student advisers can help you choose the right course options. We may also be visiting your school to give you information and guidance, or you can contact us direct.
We hope the following points will help you as you start making decisions for the future:
Attend an open evening
Come along to one of our open evenings where you can speak to college staff about the course options available and see the facilities on offer.
Make an application
Pupils within the City and County of Swansea
All pupils attending schools in the City and County of Swansea must make online applications for their post-16 choices through the Swansea Guarantee, via the UCAS Progress website. The college will not be able to accept paper applications from these pupils.
All communication from us will be made via this website:
- Acknowledgement of your application
- The date of your interview
- Confirmation of your offer
Once you have an offer you must accept this via the UCAS Progress website as soon as you are sure that it is the right option for you.
Please check your account on the UCAS Progress website regularly for any updates or messages. This can be done from home or at school - you can also message us with any questions you have about your application.
Pupils from outside the City and County of Swansea and non-school leavers.
For all other applicants (e.g. those attending schools outside the City and County of Swansea and non school-leavers), you can apply using our online application form. However, if you do not wish to apply electronically, you may continue to do so via our printed application form.
For online applications all communication from us will be via email so please ensure that your email address is filled out correctly.
We encourage prospective students to make an early application - don't worry if you're not sure about your choice of course as many are uncertain at this stage.
Attend an interview
You will be invited to an interview – this may take place at your school or at the college. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to ask questions about the college. During your interview we are looking for a real interest in the course you are applying for and evidence of commitment to your course, which may include work experience, hobbies and interests.
You will be given a date and time to come to the college to enrol. Where the offer of a course is conditional on you gaining the relevant entry qualifications you will be invited in following the GCSE results in order that your course can be confirmed. Keep your appointment, no matter what your grades! If you don't attend, you are at risk of losing your place. College staff will be happy to talk through your options if you are not completely sure about the course you have chosen.
You will come into college for an induction session before the start of term. This is designed to help you settle into the college, meet your tutor and other students on the same course. You will receive your timetable then and be given information to enable your transition to college be a smooth and happy one.
Updated November 2012