How to Apply

1. Choose your courses

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 can 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 attend one of our Open Events where you can meet our Admissions and Schools Liaison team as well as our subject teachers and students.

2. Apply

11-16 Schools in Kirklees

If you attend one of the 11-16 schools in Kirklees you should apply to the College through UCAS Progress. Your Careers Advisor or Head of Year 11 will help you to complete this online application.

All 11-18 Schools

If you attend an 11-18 school, you can apply to the College through UCAS Progress. If this is not available in your school, please complete our online application form which can be found by clicking here

Applications for 2019 entry are now open and will close on Friday 15th February 2019.

3. Admissions interview

If you have met the application deadline of Friday 15th February 2019, you will be invited to an admissions interview between January and March 2019 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 an 11-18 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 also be interested in your career aims, paying particular attention to how your chosen subjects fit into your career aspirations long term. 

4. 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 College's general entry criteria and the specific entry criteria for your chosen course/s. In some cases, we place extra conditions which may include improving your attendance, punctuality or behaviour before the end of the year (we normally check with your school in May). In either case, we will always confirm this decision in writing.

If your application for a place at the College is successful immediately,you will receive an offer letter in the post. This letter will include an acceptance form, and the link to our online acceptance form. You must either return the acceptance form to the college, or complete the online acceptance form, no later than Friday 12th April 2019.

Conditional extra acceptance deadlines will be negotiated on an individual basis.

After completing your GCSE exams, you will be invited to our Welcome Event in July. This will provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow potential students and your subject teachers. It is also a great way to get to know the college environment better before you arrive in September.

5. Enrolment and Induction

If you have accepted a place with us, we will write and invite you to our enrolment in August. Enrolment will take place from Thursday 22nd to Tuesday 27th August 2019.

An Enrolment Surgery is held on GCSE Results Day Thursday 22nd August 2019. If your GCSE results are not quite as expected, and you do not meet the general and course specific entry criteria for your chosen course/s, this surgery allows you to come into college to discuss your options with our specialist staff.

All applications are considered on merit and students are welcomed irrespective of their gender, sexuality, disability, race or religion.

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