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How to apply (for school leavers)

Think about the subjects you’re best at and what you enjoy studying.

Some subjects are assessed by exams, others combine coursework and exams, so find the course that suits you best. Don’t forget to check the course entry requirements.

Come along to one of our open evenings and speak to our lecturers.

Our student advisors also visit lots of schools around the area, so you can have a chat with them or your school’s careers advisor too to help make your decision.

The earlier you apply, the more chance you have of securing a place on your first choice course.

Once you’ve selected your course, you can apply online.

If you are a pupil in the City and County of Swansea, you can also apply through My Choice.

Once we’ve received your application, all further communication will be via email (or by post if you don’t have email), so please use your personal email address not your school one.

We want to make sure that you choose the right course for you, so you’ll need to attend an interview at your school or at the College.

The interview will give you an opportunity to ask us questions about the course and the College, and for us to get to know you. You’ll find out if the course involves work placements, educational visits or additional costs such as uniforms or equipment.

We’ll be able to tell you at your interview if you’ve been successful and we’ll give you a course offer booklet.

You’ll need to come into the College and enrol on the date given in your course offer booklet. You can also sort out any funding or transport requirements.

Don’t worry if your GCSE results weren’t what you expected or needed to get on the course, keep your appointment and we can talk through your options. There is a course for everyone.

Becoming a student starts with lots of activities to help you settle into College and make new friends.

You’ll also meet your tutor, get your timetable and everything else you need to ensure your student journey starts smoothly!