How to Apply
Step 1 - Find the right course
Check out our wide range of courses using our course search box at the top right hand side of this page. For further help choosing a course:
Step 2 - Apply
When you have found a course which you wish to apply for, select the apply now button that can be found on the course information page for the course you are interested in. Alternatively, download an application in Word or PDF format.
Step 3 - Admission Session
You will be invited in for an informal admission session with an admission specialist and a course tutor. During this visit, you will discuss your choices and get advice on the best course for you.
Step 4 - Offer
You will be informed whether you have been offered a place on one of our courses. This offer may be unconditional if you already have the entry requirements, or may be conditional on you achieving your GCSE or other results.
Step 5 - Enrolment
You will then be invited to enrol. You will need to bring with you a £30 registration fee, this is formal confirmation that your place is secure. You will also need to apply for transport, free meals, grants and any equipment that you will need for your course.
Evidence of conditional offers will need to be provided before commencement of your course.
Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG) formerly (ALG)
Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG) formerly (ALG) provides support to help people from low-income families to access and remain in further and higher education.
You are eligible for an WGLG of up to £1,500.00 if:-
- You are 19 or over on 1st September for the academic year you wish to study in
- You meet household income rules set out in the WGLG scheme
- You meet the residence and nationality rules set out for the WGLG FE scheme
- You are studying an eligible FE course in the UK that involves at least 275 hours of study
- You are not receiving funding for your course from another source.
Application forms are available from Student Services and Student Finance Wales or 0845 602 8845 or from a Campus Office.
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
The Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly payment of £30 a week depending on your household income. The money is intended to help with the day-to-day costs whilst you are at College – such as travel, books and equipment for your learning programme.
You may be eligible for an EMA of £30.00 per week if:
- You live in Wales
- Aged between 16 to 18 on 1st September for the academic year you wish to study in
- Meet the nationality and residency rules set out in the EMA scheme
- Meet household income rules set out in the EMA scheme
To qualify for the allowance you have to attend regularly. Application forms will be available from Student Finance Wales by telephoning Student Finance Wales on 0845 602 8845 or from a Campus Office.
Financial Contingency Fund (FCF)
The Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) can provide financial help to learners who are experiencing difficulties as a result of low income. In particular, it can help those individuals to pay for nursery fees, examinations, kits and safety equipment for practical courses. Applications forms are available from Campus Offices.
All applications are means-tested; evidence of benefits or Working Family Tax Credits will need to be provided. The Financial Contingency Fund prioritises certain categories or payments. These can be seen on the Financial Contingency Fund policy.
Princes Trust Technology Grant
Would you like a career in Technology?
Do you need financial help to enable you to access training or employment opportunities?
You could be eligible for up to £250. Find out more about the Princes Trust Development Awards.
If you are under 18 years of age on 1st September prior to starting the course, studying a full time course and your parents are in receipt of state benefits, and/or Working Family Tax Credits, or have a parental income of less than £10,000, then you could receive a meal allowance of up to £3.20 a day to spend within college. Please bring along valid proof of benefits to enrolment to qualify.
Higher Education Financial Information
How much does it cost?
There are a range of grants, schemes, loans and allowances available to help with course fees and living costs. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support meaning studying could cost less than you think.
Please contact Student Finance Wales for full details at www.studentfinancewales.co.uk or on 03002004050.
If you are under 19 years of age, studying full time and living more than 2 miles from the nearest campus delivering your chosen course, then you will be eligible for free transport to and from College.
Application forms and Bus Timetables are available at enrolment sessions which will be held at the end of August or from a Campus Office.