You need to come to the College to enrol in order to guarantee your place on your course, even if you’ve already had an interview and offer.
If you want to enrol on one of our Further Education (FE) courses, you’ll find everything you need to know below. If you want to enrol on one of our Higher Education (HE) courses, go to our dedicated HE enrolment page.
Enrolment is taking place at our Lewisham Way and Southwark campuses. If your course is to be studied at our Deptford Bridge campus, please come to Lewisham Way.
- How do I enrol?
You can come to the College on any of the dates on our enrolment calendar, but we advise you to enrol as early as possible to secure your place. You’ll need to come to the campus where your course will be based.
It’s vital that you bring with you your ID and evidence of your exam results (along with details of any loans or financial assistance you’re applying for if you’re 19+). Otherwise, we won’t be able to enrol you.
If you’ve applied and received an offer:
Just come along and we’ll get you through the final stages of enrolment!
Remember that we have a huge range of courses available at all levels so if your GCSE grades are lower than expected, come to your enrolment appointment anyway, and our Guidance and Progression team will help you discuss your options.
If you’ve applied and not received an offer letter, or if you haven’t applied yet:
You should come along on one of the enrolment days and we will get you on the right track to see people. You can apply and enrol on the same day.
ESOL learners: Only come to campus if you have an appointment. If you haven’t got an appointment yet, please don’t come to campus. Our courses are very busy and have waiting lists.
- When can I enrol / are opening times?
Both our Lewisham Way and Southwark campuses will be open for enrolment at the dates and times below.
You’ll need to come to the campus where your course will be based.
If you want to study on a Construction course (which will be delivered at our Deptford Bridge campus), you should come to Lewisham Way campus to enrol.
Thursday 17th August - HE at Southwark only(A Level results day)
Friday 18th August - HE at Southwark only
Thursday 24 August (GCSE results day)
Friday 25 August 10am-4pm Monday 28 August Bank holiday - closed Tuesday 29 August 9am-8pm Wednesday 30 August 9am-6pm Thursday 31 August 9am-8pm Friday 1 September 9am-3pm Saturday 2 September 10am-2pm Monday 4 September 9am-6pm Tuesday 5 September 9am-8pm Wednesday 6 September 9am-6pm Thursday 7 September 9am-8pm Friday 8 September 9am-3pm
- What will happen at enrolment?
This will depend on your chosen course and whether you’ve already applied or not, but will include:
- Filling in an application form (you skip this step if you have already received an offer)
- Interview with an academic tutor to check through your academic evidence and confirm the course you would like to enrol on
- Processing by our Admissions team including taking your photo for your College ID card
You may also have:
- English and maths assessments, if you are not able to provide evidence of your English and maths GCSE grades. These assessments are not exams, they’re just to check your current level to ensure we enrol you on the right course.
- Discussion with our Additional Learning Support team if required
- Fee assessment if required
Our Guidance & Progression team, Apprenticeships team and Childcare Bursary advisors will also be available at every enrolment day to give you support and advice.
- How long does enrolment take?
You should expect to be with us for around 2 hours if you are NOT taking an English or maths assessment.
If you are taking an English or maths assessment, these will take one hour each.
We will do all we can to make things run as smoothly and quickly as possible, but please be patient: it’s important we cover everything properly at enrolment in order to avoid issues later on. The best time to arrive at the College is first thing in the morning in order to minimise waiting times.
- What do I need to bring?
To enrol, you will need to bring:
- ID (passport, birth certificate, driving license or National Insurance card)
- Exam result slips or qualification certificates
- Enrolment letter and course offer if you have them
- Record of achievement/progress file if you were at the College last year
- Evidence of any loans you will be receiving, including the Student Loan and Advanced Learner Loan.
If you’re not an EU national:
- Evidence of your right to live and study in the UK.
If you are on income-based benefits and seeking a fee discount:
- Evidence of benefits received in your household (e.g. official notification letter or bank statement dated within the last two months showing your current home address)
- Your National Insurance number if you receive JSA or ESA (WRAG).
- Additional Learning Support
Our specialist Additional Learning Support teams will be on-hand to talk to you about any learning support you may need during your course.
- Fees, loans and bursaries
For learners aged 16-18 our courses are free. If you want to apply for bursaries to cover costs related to attending College (such as free school meals and travel), you will be able to discuss this at enrolment in our Fee Assessment room.
For adult learners (19+), you will be told how much you need to pay during your fee assessment at enrolment. You can pay your fees by cash, cheque and credit card, or set up a Direct Debit.
If you have already arranged an Advanced Learner Loan or other financial support, you’ll need to bring evidence of this (an official letter showing your home address) with you to enrolment. If not, you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan at enrolment and we will take your application reference number as evidence of the loan, enabling us to enrol you. However, you must have your loan approved by 22 September 2017 to continue your studies. Find out more about financial support for adult learners.
- When will I start my course?
Our courses begin week commencing 12 September. You will be given your start date, along with your course timetable, at enrolment.