How to apply
Your step-by-step guide

Apply now and start your course, don’t wait until September!

We won’t let lockdown, shut down your ambitions.

If you’re looking to apply for a September start – don’t worry that exams have been cancelled, your future most definitely isn’t.

Step 1 – Research your options and take our advice

  • If you are unsure what to apply for, contact us on 0800 028 0289 and our team in student services will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

Step 2 - Submit your Application

  • Click the ‘Apply Now’ button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course detail sheet and follow the instructions for inTouch
  • If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form.

Step 3 – Interview

  • When we receive your application, we’ll email you inviting you to complete your interview questions you will complete these via your InTouch portal.
  • A member of the teaching team will contact you to discuss your application and the most suitable programme for you.

Step 4 - Accept your offer

  • You will be asked to accept your conditional offer via the Contact Us section of InTouch.

Step 5 – Enrolment

  • When you receive your GCSE results, we will confirm your enrolment and send your college welcome pack

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Bridging work before you start

At Derby College we understand the disruption caused by Covid-19 and for many applicants it may be a long time between finishing classroom-based lessons at school and starting your courses at college in September. To support your transition our subject teams have prepared some directed independent learning tasks. These tasks will help to consolidate some of your learning from GCSE and will introduce topics you will study with us in September Prepare for your course with some tasks and activities set by our staff. Make sure you keep checking back as we add to the activities over time! The tasks are set on our Virtual Learning Environment below and you will need your InTouch details to access.

https://bridge.derby-college.ac.uk/course/management.php

Listen Again

Listen again, to Helen Jefferson, Head of Services for Students explaining about how Derby College is currently operating and updates on enrolment. This is week 1 of a 4 week interview with Erewash Sound.

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How to apply for part-time/adult courses

It’s easy to embark on your learning journey with Derby College. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

  • Choose from our exciting range of courses – search this website for the course you are interested and use the apply now button on the courses page to send your application and arrange an interview
  • Talk through your options at the interview. For your convenience, interviews will take place throughout the summer at the various College campuses.
  • Your interview will include an online screening assessment. This will confirm that the course of your choice is actually the right level for you. (Not all courses, such as short courses, require a screening assessment.)

    Screening Information »
  • Complete your enrolment, secure your place and become part of Derby College.

How to apply for a Higher Education course

Apply right now There’s no time like the present.

  • Browse the HE courses on this website or download a copy of the HE prospectus.
  • Select your course and hit the apply now button.
  • Fill in the application form online

Once you’ve made an application, you’ll be invited for an interview. We’ll tell you more about the course and will answer any questions you may have. We’re particularly interested in your attitude, aptitude and motivation to study. You’ll be notified of the outcome of your application in writing.

If you have any queries – about your course or other aspects of College life – at any point during the application process, please contact us on 0800 028 0289.

How to Apply - International Students

Please visit our dedicated International section for information on how to apply if you are an international student

International Information »

Useful Websites

www.derby-college.ac.uk/careercoach
Information on careers, including local data on salaries, employment opportunities and associated education and training. You can browse the full A-Z of job roles or focus just on the professions you’re most interested in.

direct.gov.uk/nationalcareersservice
Check out the ‘Careers Advice for Young People’ section to find answers to a range of common questions. The ‘job profile’ section also contains information on hundreds of jobs.

www.cascaid.co.uk/kudos
An impartial online careers guidance and information resource designed to give you personalised advice based on your interests and educational aspirations. www.derbyshireyouthinc.com Look up advice on local education, training, job and apprenticeship opportunities.

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
Everything you needed to know about becoming an apprentice. www.ucas.com Find out about a range of university courses and which subjects they require for entry. www.prospects.ac.uk Discover what you could do after a degree and what kind of jobs your course choices would be suited to.

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