To see the different subjects and courses we have available to school leavers visit the School Leavers area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Alternatively, if you have a question about BTC or would like to chat, please email email@example.com and our School Liaison Officer well get in touch.
Courses are 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 a personal 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 in case 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.
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 01823 366612 .
To view our Further Education Admissions Policy, click here.
Once we’ve received your application, you’ll be invited to an interview via email.
If you’ve applied for more than one course, you’ll be invited to the corresponding number of interviews.
The important thing to say is ‘Don’t panic!’ What our staff want to see is the real you, so don’t feel as if you should be anything other than yourself.
You may be asked to bring along, submit or prepare something such as a portfolio of work or an audition piece to support your interview. This will be noted in the email you receive inviting you for an interview.
The purpose of the interview is to make sure you’ve chosen the right course for you, for us to understand what plans you might have for the future, and for you to get to know us a little better.
If your interview is for A Levels but you’re not sure which subjects to choose, don’t worry, you can discuss this at the interview.
Please make sure you confirm your attendance by selecting the relevant button in the email you are sent and please ensure you are available for the whole period of your scheduled interview.
Most interviews will be conducted by telephone. Please ensure you will have full signal and are in a quiet space. You also may be called via a withheld number.
TOP TIP – Ask questions. It is important you make the right choice. No question is a silly question!
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 01823 366612 .
We would encourage you to accept your offer unless you are 100% sure you don’t want to study at BTC. Accepting your offer 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.
If you accept your offer to study at BTC, you’ll be sent an email inviting you to enrol online. Once you’ve completed your enrolment, you’re officially a BTC student with a student account, ID card and access to Destination BTC which is a range of materials on a secure portal.
Destination BTC will provide you with more information about where and when to arrive at College and what to bring in September plus important dates, your kit list (if you have one), transport and scholarship information and help to apply for bursaries.