Applications for entry in 2020 are open and will close on Friday 14th February 2020.


1. Choosing your courses with us

Our course information section shares all of the information you need to help you make your course selections! Please take the time to read through this information and highlight which courses you think are right for you. You should then check your predicted grades meet our general and subject entry criteria for the courses you have chosen.

In addition to your subjects, we offer you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of fun, sporting and academic opportunities through our extensive enrichment programme.

If you need additional advice or information, you can speak to your school Careers Advisor or you are welcome to attend one of our Open Events where you can meet our Admissions team as well as our subject teachers and students.


2. Applying to us


11-16 Schools based in Kirklees - if you attend one of the 11-16 schools in Kirklees you should apply to the College via your school who use a Kirklees online e-prospectus called 'Get Into'. Your Careers Advisor or Head of Year 11 will help you to complete this online application.

All other Schools - if you attend any other school, you should apply to the College through our website and the link is below.



3. Your admissions interview

If you have met the application deadline of Friday 14th February 2020, you will be invited to an admissions interview between January and March 2020 with one of our specialist admissions team.
  • If you attend an 11-16 school in Kirklees, interviews will be held in your school.
  • If you attend any other school, you will be invited into College for an interview.

During your interview you will be given the opportunity to discuss why you have decided on the courses you have chosen. Your interviewer will be interested to hear about your career aspirations and your future goals. 


4. Your offer of a place

You will be informed of the outcome of your application at the end of your admissions interview. In most cases we offer a conditional place at the College, which is dependent on you achieving the general entry criteria and the specific entry criteria for your chosen course/s.

If your application for a place at HNC is successful at interview, you will receive a 'Welcome to Your HNC' booklet followed by a letter home which will include a step-by-step guide on how to accept your place online and the link to our online acceptance portal. You must complete the online acceptance form no later than Friday 17th April 2020.

In some cases, we place extra conditions which may include improving your attitude to learning, attendance, punctuality or behaviour before the end of the year (we normally check if you have improved with your school in May). In either case, we will always confirm this decision in writing. If you are successful in improving in your identified areas, we will send you a letter with guidance on how to accept your place, and by when.

If you have accepted your place at HNC, you will receive an invitation to our Welcome Event in July. This will provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow potential students and your new subject teachers. It is also a great way to get to know the college environment better before you join HNC.


5. Enrolment at Your HNC

If you have accepted a place with us, we will write to let you know when your enrolment appointment will take place - this is where you will hopefully confirm your place at HNC!

Enrolment will take place from Thursday 20th to Monday 24th August 2020.

An Enrolment advice session is held from 1.30pm on GCSE Results Day, Thursday 20th August 2020. If your GCSE results are not quite as expected, and you have not met the general and course specific entry criteria for your chosen course/s, this session allows you to come into college to discuss your options with our specialist staff.

Applications from prospective students are welcomed irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion or belief.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about your application, please get in touch. You can call Student Services on 01484 652341 or email