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.

Ahead of applying, we recommend all applicants take some time to read our Admissions Policy.

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.

Begin by browsing our full range of programmes, visiting one of our open days and choosing the course that 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.

Please note that each course page includes its fee. You can find out more information on this by reading our Fees Policy.

If at this stage you need any more advice then contact the college on 0161 643 7560 and speak to a member of our Careers Team.

Step 2 – Apply

A) for Part-Time Courses

You can apply online at our website for part-time courses. It’s quick, easy and secure. Application forms are also available on request.

We’ll confirm your application by text and by email and invite 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 staff and have 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. Please note that the 2024 UCAS deadline was 6pm on 31 January 2024. However, we still encourage applications after this date and continue to make offers to applicants.

Types of full-time applicants:

  • Students currently at a school/college registered with UCAS

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications. Complete an online application and submit it to your teacher/careers advisor. After checking your details, and adding the academic reference, your school/college submits the application online to UCAS.

  • Mature applicants in the UK who are not at school or college.

Mature applicants are advised to consult careers organisations for help and 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