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How to Apply

Depending on the programme you want to study, there are different ways to apply. If you are unsure at any time please call our team of advisors who will be happy to coach you through the process.

Applying through this website

All of our courses have an ‘Apply Now’ feature, please note this brief form will go to our Customer Services Team to process, they will look at your application and be in touch to have a conversation with you about the suitability of the course, provide more detail about timings, equipment and venues. It is at this first stage that further details will be taken from you to complete your application and provide you with an interview date with the subject tutor (should one be required). You may amend or withdraw your application at any time.


Full-time further education course applications by school leavers

Your school may require you to complete a 16+ application, this will normally happen in the Spring term of year 11. We work with partner schools to process these applications when all complete in a timely manner, but if you change your mind once the application has been submitted, you can amend this throughout the year, just contact us. You can also apply for additional courses throughout the year up until mid September when most courses have started.


Earn while you learn, by combining training with employment, available to anyone aged 16+

We have a recruitment team dedicated to helping you start an apprenticeship. Whether you have an employer already lined up to take you on, or you need help finding a business to start your career, we take the hassle out of the process.

Visit our Apprenticeship hub to register with our recruitment team and we will support you every step of the way Apprenticeship Hub


Further education course applications for anyone aged 19+

We offer a complete course matching service for adults applying to study with us. We will initially process your application and go through what it is you wish to achieve, either face-to-face or over the telephone. Our aim is to ensure you are on the right course at the right level to suit your goals and are aware of any supporting funding that may be available to you. Accreditation of prior learning and experience will all be taken into account as well as any previous qualifications.


University and postgraduate programme applications

Full-time applications

To begin your journey as a full-time university level student with us you will need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in the first instance www.ucas.com. This website has detailed information about how the application process works and timescales.

PLEASE NOTE: We are different to larger universities in that we accept applications at any time throughout the year subject to availability of places (usually the deadline is 15th January via the UCAS service).

Upon receipt of an application we may contact you and offer you the opportunity to attend an informal interview, this may be a one to one session, a group session or as part of a taster day, depending on the degree programme you have applied to. If you are unable to visit us for this interview, we will endeavour to make contact via Skype, email or telephone.

When making your UCAS application please ensure that you meet the entry requirements, if you are unsure you can contact our Admissions team: HEadmissions@cornwall.ac.uk

Part-time applications

A UCAS application is not required for part-time study or PGCE and Certificate in Education courses.  You can apply using this on-line application form or by contacting us via e-mail uni@cornwall.ac.uk

APPLICATIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: please note that The Cornwall College Group is not a Tier 4 Sponsor organisation and is not taking applications from students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Student Finance is available for both full- and part-time degree courses.

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