How to Apply & Enrol

How to Apply

Only full-time further education and all higher education students need to complete an application form.

By Post

You can apply by post by completing the application form and posting it to any of our College campuses (see list of addresses below)

In Person

You can call into the College during opening hours.

Note: The standard entry requirement for many courses may be waived if alternative qualifications or experience can be offered.

Applying Online

These notes provide a short guide to help you complete your online application.

Important information about email addresses
  • If you don’t already have an email address, you will need to create one before you apply online.
  • You will not be able to apply online using a school email address i.e. those ending with @c2kni.net.
  • Parents, school staff or other professionals who wish to help students use the online admissions portal must not register to create an application on behalf of students. They must ensure the student has an email address and registers personally. 
  • A unique email address must be provided for each applicant

How to make an application online

Stage 1 – Search for course on the website, add to basket and checkout
Explore our College website to search for the course you wish to apply for. Add course to basket and when you are happy with your selection, proceed to apply/enrol for courses. Upon checking out you will be redirected to the admissions portal. You can apply for up to three courses.
Stage 2 – Log In to the admissions portal
Before submitting your application online you must create a user account on our admissions portal. 
Click ‘Create Account’ to set up your account.
If you have already registered, enter your username and password to log in. 
If you have forgotten your username check your account creation email which contains your username. 
If you have forgotten your password click on the ‘Forgot your password?’ link and follow the instructions which will be sent to your email.
Stage 3 – Complete and submit your application
Complete the online application form by entering your personal details.
Review the information you have entered and edit if necessary before submitting your application. 
On completion, you will be asked to assign a choice or course preference to each of the courses you are applying for, as well as how you heard about the course. 
If interview dates have been arranged and setup you will be asked to select an interview slot. 
 

What communications will I be sent during the online applications process?

Email Communications
The online admissions portal will send you various emails during the application process. They will be sent from admissions@swc.ac.uk.
  • An email with your username.
  • An email acknowledging your submitted application.
  • If applicable, an email inviting you to an interview.
  • If applicable, a reminder email 10 and 3 days before interview date (if you apply online less than 24 hours before the interview date you will not be sent this email).
  • If applicable, an email informing you an offer has been made.
  • If you forget your password you can request a reset password email by going to the login page and selecting the ‘Forgot your password?’ link.
  • An email inviting you to complete an application you may have started but not yet submitted.
  • An email acknowledging any enquiries you may have submitted via the admissions portal.
  • An email acknowledging any applications you may have withdrawn from.
Some email providers may deliver these emails to your junk email, spam, trash or other unexpected folder. You can add admissions@swc.ac.uk to your Address Book, Contacts or Safe Senders list and mark messages from this email address as important to help ensure they get delivered to your inbox.
If you do not receive any of these emails as expected, contact a member of the Admissions Team by emailing admissions@swc.ac.uk
SMS / Text Message Communications
The College may send you various text messages during the application process. These will come from sender SWC College, and may include text messages asking you to check your email or login to the online admissions portal.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I cannot login to my account
Forgotten my username 
You will have received an email containing your username when you first registered. If you cannot find your username, contact the Admissions Team. 
 
Forgotten my password
At the Login page select ‘Forgot your password?’ and follow the instructions which will be sent to your email.
 
I have received my username and password but I cannot log in
Check that you are typing the correct characters when entering usernames and passwords. In particular, take care not to confuse a “1” number with an “l” letter. Also, it is essential that you enter the full username including punctuation and numbers and remember that passwords are case sensitive.
  1. I have registered to apply online but have not yet received an email
Check to make sure that the relevant email has not been misidentified as “junk” or “spam” and deposited in your Junk Email or Spam folder. If you still can’t locate the email, contact a member of the Admissions Team to confirm that your correct email address is in the system - you may have mistyped it when registering. Ask the Admissions Team to resend any emails you did not receive.
  1. I’ve changed my email address
If you wish to change your email address, do this by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Personal Details page.
  1. I’ve changed my address
If you wish to change your address, do this by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Personal Details page.
  1. I’ve changed my mobile number
If you wish to change your mobile number, do this by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Personal Details page.
  1. There are no interview slots for me to select
Do not worry if there are no interview slots available for you to select. The Admissions Team will be in touch with you when interviews have been arranged and setup.
  1. The interview slot I have selected no longer suits me
If the interview date/time does not suit, contact the Admissions Team by emailing:admissions@swc.ac.uk.
 

Who do I contact if I need help?

If you require assistance, or have any questions throughout the online application process, you can contact a member of the College Admissions Team by emailing:admissions@swc.ac.uk.



How to Enrol

By Phone

You can enrol on all courses by calling:

028 8225 0109

By Post

You can enrol by post until 25.09.19 for all courses. Please contact admissions for an enrolment form, then simply complete the form and post it to the relevant College Campus, enclosing payment for the course. Postal enrolment will require payment by cheque, credit card, debit card or postal order.


Simply complete the enrolment form and post it to the relevant College Campus enclosing payment for the course. Postal enrolment will require payment by cheque, credit card, debit card or postal order.

In Person

You can call into the College during opening hours. It is important to note that enrolments are accepted on a ‘first come first served’ basis and many courses fill up quickly.

Note:

  • The standard entry requirement for many courses may be waived if alternative qualifications or experience can be offered.

  • Enrolment may be taken after the main enrolment period only if places are still available.

Age Limit

Students must be 16 years of age on or before 1st July 2019 to enrol on any of the courses in the South West College.

All Applicants Welcome

The College welcomes applications from mature students, students with qualifications from other countries and those seeking to gain qualifications. The standard entry requirement for many courses may be waived if alternative qualifications or experience can be offered. For further information on fees for overseas students, please contact the Admissions Office at the relevant campus.

ID

All students will be required to produce ID upon enrolment e.g. Passport, Driver’s Licence, National Insurance Card, Electoral Card etc.