Offers FAQ

When will I hear whether I have a conditional place or not? 

We aim to let everyone know the outcome of their application as soon as possible. We do generally let people know at interview but the email confirming this can take a little longer.

What sort of offer can I expect? 

Most of our offers are conditional on your GCSE results but we can also ask for portfolio of art work, performance audition or written work. Our offers are based on our individual courses. Please see the relevant page on our website for specific entry criteria. Some course areas like Performing Arts may require an audition.  We do also offer unconditional places if you have prior qualifications.  We also might refer you to another course and we do occasionally we are unable to offer a place and will write to you with the explanation. 

I've received an offer without an interview, is this correct?

Yes, if we feel that your application is strong and your predicted or achieved grades are correct for the course you have applied for, we can progress straight to making you an offer. 

I've received an offer, but I still want an interview, is this possible? 

Yes, just contact us on, and we will be able to arrange an interview for you at our next session. 

Can I change course after I have been offered a place?

We will do our best to accommodate you but cannot guarantee this since other courses may be full. If you change to course in a different area, for example from ICT to business you will need to submit another application.  If you wish to change courses following the publication of GCSE results, this will depend on the availability of places but we are often able to do this.

I’ve been offered a place on a different course; why? 
Based on your application or interview, we may feel that an alternative course or different level would be more suitable than your original choice and make you an offer accordingly. We can often review this at enrolment.

What happens if I do not reach the offer conditions?

If you do not make your predicted grades we will offer you a place on an alternative course or level. Please do ask or come to the dates advertised as Open Enrolment.

What happens if I decide not to take up my place?

You would need to let us know if you wish to withdraw as soon as possible, either by email or during the Enrolment process or by returning your Enrolment pack on GCSE results day, indicating that you do not wish to take up your place.