Most of our applicants will be invited to a College interview. If you are offered a place without an interview and you have further questions about the course, then you can request a virtual meeting with your programme leader (contact email@example.com) or attend one of our advice mornings. Some areas may invite you to a taster day over the summer, we will contact you directly if your area plans to hold one.
The interview is a chance for you to see the College facilities and have a face to face discussion with a course tutor about why you would like to study your chosen course.
You may also get the chance to partake in a practical/workshop session. In some Learning Areas you may be asked to take a short test so we can assess your numeracy and literacy skills.
You will also been given Information Advice and Guidance on
- Next Steps
- Learning Support
If you require additional learning support, please visit the Inclusive Learning page for more information.
Who to bring along?
You are more than welcome to bring your parents, guardians or a friend along to support you. Some of the information given may be of interest to your parents or guardians. Some courses have restricted guest numbers but you will be advised of this on your interview invitation.
What to bring along?
Please bring with you copies of certificates for any examinations you may have already gained ie GCSEs, A levels etc if not already enclosed with your application. These should be handed in at main reception on your arrival.
In a rush?
We will try to keep waiting times down to a minimum but some waiting will be inevitable. If you need to leave early, please advise the tutor at the start of the process.
Can’t make the date?
There are very often waiting lists for interview places. If you are unable to make your allocated date please let us know as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is normal to be nervous but you don’t need to worry about a thing. Just follow the tips on this page and remember to be yourself!
Don't be late!
It is important that you arrive on time for your interview. If you know you are going to be late please call 01995 642222 with your estimated time of arrival.
This is a subject that you love and it is your time to shine! Make sure that you tell us as much as you can about why you want to do this course and how you think it will help you in your future career.
It is also a good idea to tell us about any work experience you may have had and things that you enjoy doing in your spare time.
Remember that the interview is also a chance for you to find out more about the course and what you will be studying. Think of some questions that you would like to ask and bring them with you on the day.