Most courses start in September (Student Route) and with courses filling up fast you will need to get your application in quickly to secure your place. Below you will find details of our application process for Student Route students.
For applicants wishing to study one of the English Language courses the process is slightly different, please see our English Language School page.
View the information on this website. Don’t forget to take a look at our course guides, where you will find a lot more detail. If you need help choosing the right course then please contact the International Team.
You should be aware that we provide education for 16-18 year olds and adults aged 19+ for both home and international students. We do not accept students under the age of 16.
Remember to attach everything on the checklist.
DOCUMENTS THAT NEED SUBMITTING AT TIME OF APPLICATION
Confirmation from the translator or translation company that it is an accurate translation of the original document
English Requirements for Our Courses
It is an academic and visa requirement to provide evidence of your level of English. An English Language proficiency certificate is required and scores are dependent on the level of the course chosen.
Please note that if you need an IELTS test for UK visa applications, you can only take them at a UKVI approved IELTS test centre.
Additionally you can also take a SELT with the following new providers:
• Language Cert (UK or overseas)
• Trinity College London (UK only)
• Pearson (UK and overseas)
Alternatives to English Certificates are:
Having a GCSE, A level, Scottish National Qualification level 4 or 5, Scottish Higher or Advanced Higher in English, gained through study at a UK school that you began when you were under 18.
View the Gov website for SELT information
References from previous educational institutions
Required for selected countries (see list of countries)
Once we have processed your application, we will issue you with a conditional offer if you meet the international admission and course entry criteria. This offer will be subject to a number of conditions which must be met before your place can be confirmed, including a Skype interview.
When we confirm that you have met all conditions of the offer you will then need to pay the full first year’s fee, the preferred method is bank transfer. Our bank details will be supplied in our letter to you.
PLEASE NOTE: The first £450 of this fee is a non-refundable administration charge.
When we are in receipt of your fee, we will assign your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). You will use this to apply for your visa.
Your visa application will need to be made online. If you do not have an agent, we will guide you in this process but you can view our basic visa information page.
The earliest you can apply for a Student Route Visa is six months before the start date of the course.
For further information and guidance please visit Student visa – GOV.UK
During your interview a UKVI member of staff may ask you to attend a credibility interview. The credibility interview is to assess two things:
Here are a few tips on preparing for your interview:
If you have applied for a visa or entered the UK as a visitor on or after 9am on 1 December 2020, you are able to study for up to six months at an accredited institution (not at a state funded school or academy). You will need to prove that you have enough money to cover all reasonable costs.
Once you have arrived in the UK, collect your biometric residence permit (BRP) within 10 days of your arrival and book your police registration within 7 days of UK arrival.
Please inform our International Office as soon as your visa is issued so that we can send you an enrolment letter. Please ensure you inform our international office of your arrival date and time.
We can also arrange local accommodation before your arrival in the UK. If you need a taxi transfer from the airport, this can also be arranged at an additional cost.
You must see a Border Force Officer on arrival and get your passport stamped. You should NOT use the eGates at airport arrivals, even if you hold a passport that entitles you to use them.