Applications Open for 2021
Applications are now open for entry in September 2021. If you would like to make an application now, please click here.
Currently, we are unable to welcome prospective students to the College in person, so have moved open events to our online virtual platform. If you missed the events, you can watch it back by clicking here.
We hope that this will all provide you with enough information to make an initial application and due to high demand, we recommend that you apply for a place at the College as soon as possible.
We will then invite you to attend a one-to-one telephone interview, where you can ask any specific questions you may have and you will be given tailored information, advice and guidance about your Study Programme. We will support you to ensure you are making the right decision for your intended career path.
Regardless of your qualifications or your expected grades, at Croydon College, we have a study programme that will meet your needs, as well as offering the right support to ensure you maximise and achieve your potential.
Your future is safe in our hands.
Step by Step: How to Apply
Apply for a course
To apply to study at Croydon College, academic year 2021/22, please search for your course of interest and click here to fill out our application form.
Please only apply for one course – you can discuss different options with our expert staff at the interview stage if you are unsure which course is right for you. You can view our entry requirements by clicking here.
When making your application if you need help with the form, phone our Admissions team on 020 8760 5934, our staff are here to help you.
Once submitted, our Admissions team will be in touch shortly.
Come for interview
You will be invited to come into the College for an informal interview within five working days of submitting your application. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about the College and to discuss your interests and career plans, and to make sure you make the right decisions for your future. You may also be asked to complete numeracy and literacy assessments so we can help you select the right level course. For some subjects you may also be asked to do a skills test or an audition.
If you are successful, we may offer you a place during the interview. This will often be conditional on the outcome of any exams you have to take. Some courses have additional entry requirements to GCSE results, such as practical assessment or a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check if you’ll be working with young children or vulnerable adults.
If you’ve been offered a place, you will be invited to attend a welcome day as a Croydon College student. This will give you a chance to get to know your tutors and classmates and experience college life for yourself.
Please note: A letter will be sent to you nearer the date to confirm the exact date and time of the Welcome Day for your course.
Late applications: If you apply after the end of June, limited interview dates will be available during the summer holiday.
Enrolment and grade-check day
If you are taking examinations, such as GCSEs in the summer, we will invite you to bring in your results in August to confirm your place on the course and complete your enrolment. Your grades may be better or worse than you had expected – whatever your results we will talk with you to make sure you are enrolled on the most appropriate course.
Please note: A letter will be sent to you nearer the date to confirm the exact date and time of your appointment.
Start date and induction
Induction Week takes place in September and is the start of your course. This is an opportunity to meet your tutors, familiarise yourself with the College, and get to know other students. You will be given details of your start date and induction times once you have completed your enrolment at the College.
We look forward to welcoming you to Croydon College!
The College reserves the right to close any course or to discontinue it without notice. The option to transfer to another course will be offered or fees will be refunded in accordance with the College’s fee refund policy.
The College will not accept responsibility for any other fees or expenses incurred by the student resulting from this
If you have any queries about how to apply or your application please contact our admissions team on:
Admissions helpline: 020 8760 5934
Email address: email@example.com
Opening hours: Mondays – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Admissions Mission Statement
The Admissions Department plays a vital role in engaging with potential and current Croydon College students. We act as the first point of call for the College, liaising and welcoming potential learners. The Admissions purpose is to ensure every student finds the right course to have a fulfilling, successful college experience. Through the college admissions process, we build a student body that matches what our programs have to offer, which identifies students who are likely to be academically successful and become future alumni who will contribute to the community.
What can we help you with?
• Support you through the whole application process from completing a form through to enrolment
• Screen your application to make sure you are being put forward for the most suitable course
• Ensuring the appropriate support is available to you at application review if required
• Invite you to our Welcome Day to find out more about your course and meet other students
• Support you when you get your GSCE results and help guide you through the enrolment process
• Help you look at other course options if you are not successful with your first choice of course
What can you expect from us?
• A welcoming environment which is open every week day (see details below for times)
• Accurate, accessible and up to date information relevant to your needs
• An appropriate and timely referral to another service if required
• Equality of opportunity
• Professional and knowledgeable staff
• A dedicated member of the team as your point of contact throughout the admissions process
• A prompt response to your enquiry
o Visitors to the College will be seen as soon as a staff member is available
o Email enquiries will be responded to within 48 hours
o You will be invited for an interview within 5 working days of receiving your application
o Checking the review outcome emails and sending this out to you within 5 working days
What do we expect from you?
• Treat our staff and other users of the service with respect
How can you tell us what you think?
• The college actively welcomes feedback, both positive and negative
• If you are not happy about the service you receive then you can speak to any member of staff
• To make a formal complaint please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our Admissions and Progressions Policy here.
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