How to Apply

Your Higher Education journey starts with your application to study at our University Centre. It’s a process that’s designed to be quick and easy, but we’re always happy to offer additional support for those who need it.

Below you’ll find the typical steps to securing your place on your chosen course. Due to the demand for our courses, we’d like to remind people that it’s important to apply early to avoid disappointment when certain routes become oversubscribed.

Step 1 – Choose

The first step is to choose your course. We have a growing number of pathways to choose from, so we’d always encourage you to check out a few to make sure that the one you select best suits you and your ambitions.

You should also check the level and entry requirements because we provide Level 4 and 5 qualifications, including HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees.

Step 2 – Apply

A) for Part-Time Courses

When you’re ready to apply, you can kick-start the process by applying through our website. If preferred, we can also provide paper application forms on request.

We’ll confirm your application by text and by email before inviting you to an interview with a course tutor to make sure that you are suited to the course and, more importantly, that the course is suited to you. The interview will also give you the chance to see the college, meet the tutors and have all your questions answered.

B) for Full-Time Courses

If you are applying for a full-time course then this will typically be completed through UCAS.

For students currently at a college/sixth form that is registered with UCAS, you’ll complete the application and submit it to your teacher/careers advisor. After checking your details and adding the academic reference, the college submits the application online to UCAS on your behalf.

For mature applicants in the UK who are not at a college, we advise you to consult careers organisations for advice or contact one of our advisors. You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining the academic reference, and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346