How to Apply
Only full-time further education, Apprenticeships and all higher education students need to apply online.
How to make an application online:
Watch the video below to find out how to apply 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
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.
Stage 3 – Complete and submit your application
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.
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.
Note: The standard entry requirement for many courses may be waived if alternative qualifications or experience can be offered.
What communications will I be sent during the online applications process?
The online admissions portal will send you various emails during the application process. They will be sent from email@example.com.
Some email providers may deliver these emails to your junk email, spam, trash or other unexpected folder. You can add firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Online Applications Frequently Asked Questions
How do I log in to the admissions portal to update my details or check my application?
You can log in to the admissions portal by clicking here or alternatively by clicking on My Applications on the website.
You can log in to the admissions portal at any time to check the progress of your application, update your personal details, list the qualifications you are currently studying, enter results of qualifications you have already received, upload photographic ID, upload evidence of results or check the communications you have received.
My account is locked
If you have had 3 failed login attempts due to entering an invalid username or password combination, your account will be temporarily locked for 60 minutes. You should try to log in again after 60 minutes.
How do I enter or update the results of my qualifications?
You can enter or update the results of your qualifications by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Qualifications page.
How do I add my qualifications?
You can add qualifications you are currently studying or have already received, by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Qualifications page.
How do I upload evidence of my results?
You can upload evidence of results you may already have, e.g. scanned or photographed copies of certificates, by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Evidence page. admissions portal and going to the Evidence page.
I’ve uploaded incorrect evidence documents
If you have uploaded incorrect evidence documents, you can submit a request for this to be deleted by emailing the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I see the communications that have been issued to me?
You can view all the communications that have been issued to you, in relation to your application, by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Communications page.
I've 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.
I've 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The interview slot I have selected no longer suits me
If the interview date/time does not suit, contact the Admissions Team by emailing:email@example.com.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I Enrol?
You can enrol on all courses here www.swc.ac.uk/courses
Students must be 16 years of age on or before 1st July 2021 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.
All students will be required to produce ID upon enrolment e.g. Passport, Driver’s Licence, National Insurance Card, Electoral Card etc.