To see the different subjects and courses we have available to school leavers visit the School Leavers area.
Due to COVID-19, we are currently running Virtual Showcase events in place of traditional Open Evenings. These are great way for you and your parents/carers to find all the information you need by watching pre-recorded videos from staff across the College and joining the live Q&As.
Taster days have not yet been confirmed, so please keep an eye on our social media channels and visit the events page for updates.
We attend a range of events in schools including careers fairs and parents evenings, and regularly give talks to year and tutor groups. Due to Covid, these may be less frequent so we advise you to take a look at the website and flick through your copy of the Schools Leavers’ Prospectus. If you’d like to ask a question or chat to one of our School Liaison officers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get in touch.
There are lots of people who can provide you with help about applying to college. Your Careers Teacher or Careers Advisor are trained to give you advice, but we also have a dedicated team of advisors who are happy to talk you through your options. Please call 01278 441234 or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Courses are still free for under 19s, but you need to pay for course materials, textbook deposits, study trips and residential visits, as well as a bus pass if you need it. The College is able to provide financial support depending on your household income, so please contact our Student Support team for the most up-to-date information – call 01278 441233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying is now even easier with our online application process. To apply online simply find the course you’re interested in, choose the campus then click on the Apply button to add it to your basket. You can then follow the steps to complete your application or return to add another course. When you’re happy with your choices and have filled in the necessary information, you can submit the form. You’ll receive an email notification and we’ll get in touch to arrange your interview.
If you prefer to use a paper form, you’ll find one at the back of your School Leavers’ Prospectus, or you can download a copy of the Application Form and print it off. Forms are also available from the College or your Careers Teacher.
Please provide us with an email address that you regularly check, your school’s name and a contact number. It’s important we’re able to get in touch with you to arrange your interview and send you important information.
If you’re applying for an Apprenticeship, please also apply for a full-time Study Programme incase you don’t find an employer looking for an Apprentice before September. That way you can start College and transfer to an Apprenticeship as soon as you secure a job role and the employer has been vetted.
Whether you’re applying online or using the paper form, we advise that you submit your application by the end of January. If you change your mind and want to apply for another course, there’s no need to fill in an additional application. Simply email our Admissions team at email@example.com or call 01278 441368.
To view our Further Education Admissions Policy, click here.
The sooner you return your application form, the sooner you will receive an interview. Your interview is an informal chat with a tutor about your successes at school, your aspirations and future plans. This will be over the phone and following a successful telephone interview, the tutor will ask our Admissions team to send you an offer. Find out more about the interview process and how to prepare.
After the interview, your offer will be sent via email, so please make sure you keep an eye on your account. There will be a button in the email to accept you offer or you can email our Admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01278 441368.
We would encourage you to accept your offer unless you are 100% sure you don’t want to study at BTC. By accepting your offer it allows us to plan class sizes and secures you a place for the start of term. If you don’t accept your offer until later in the year you may find the course you want to study is full or be cancelled because of low numbers!
If you decide to accept your place at BTC, we will continue to send you information about starting College.
These take place at the end of June/beginning of July and give you the chance to meet others who have applied for your course, participate in some fun team-building activities and start to familiarise yourself with College life. You may also find out more about the subjects you are going to study. It all helps to make the move up from school to College that much easier!
To secure your place at BTC, you will be invited to enrol in July/August – this is when you officially become a Bridgwater & Taunton College student! We’ll email you will instructions and then you’ll receive everything you need to start your course.
Thursday 01 April 2021