Applying to College
It's great you're looking to join us at Oaklands College and we look forward to welcoming you on campus very soon. Our application process is easiest online via our website - find a course you'd like to study and click the Apply Now button to start the process.
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The Application Journey
STEP 1 - APPLY ONLINE -
Applying online is easy. Search for your chosen course and click the pink 'Apply Now' button next to the course information and fill in the application form. From there we can process your application online.
Remember - you can apply for more than one course with us in your application - so if you're not sure you can cover both in one application and make a decision further down the line.
STEP 2 - RECEIVE AN OFFER - Our dedicated admissions team are on-hand to ensure that all students applying for a course at Oaklands College receive an offer, which acts as a formal acceptance of a place at the college.
Conditional offers require students to meet the grading criteria set for a designated course. You can find these entry requirements on the course information page or in our 2023/24 Full and Part Time Course Guide. However, if you do not meet the grading criteria please do not worry. We will make sure that you have a place on a course that is right for you with us at Oaklands.
STEP 3 - ACCEPT YOUR PLACE – It’s important that you accept your place so that you don’t lose your spot on your chosen course. This will also allow us to invite you to course specific taster events and information evenings.
STEP 4 - ATTEND A VIRTUAL COURSE INFORMATION EVENING – Our Virtual Course Information Evenings run once a month and you will be invited via email to attend one for your chosen course area. Here you will be shown a presentation with information about your course and the chance to join a live Q&A where our tutors will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
STEP 5 - GET YOUR GRADES – GCSE results are released on the 25th August 2022. As soon as you receive these, make sure you upload them onto your Oaklands account. However, if you do not meet the grading criteria please do not worry. We will make sure that you have a place on a course that is right for you with us at Oaklands.
STEP 6 - ENROL - You will be invited to attend one of our advice and enrolment days at the end of August where our Student Support team will issue you with your student ID, course information and timetable and fully enrol you onto your course as an Oaklands College student!
STEP 7 - ATTEND YOUR INDUCTION - This is where you will be issued with your confirmed timetable, meet your classmates and get a proper introduction into what will be coming up in your first term at Oaklands College.
We can't wait to welcome you!
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