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Follow these simple steps to apply for a course at .

  • How to Apply

    1. Choose a course

    Check out the courses on offer using our course explorer or come to one of our to find out more.

    2. Apply Online

    Click the Apply Online button on the course page you are interested in and complete our online application form. 

    If you're not sure which level of course will be best for you (Level 1, 2 or 3) don't worry, just apply to one course for the subject you are interested in and we'll do the rest. 

    You can apply any time throughout the year.

    If you are applying for one of our University Centre courses, you may be asked for a personal statement. We would recommend you write and save your personal statement in a separate document and then copy and paste into the application form.

    You can also "ask a question" from the course page if you would like to make an enquiry about the subject or course. 

    For further education students, there is the option to apply by downloading our paper form below. You must apply online if you are applying to our University Centre.

    pdf Application Form for School Leavers (58 KB)

    pdf Application Form for Adults (535 KB)  

    Please return a digital copy to us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or print it, complete it and post to:


    Framwellgate Moor Campus
    DH1 5ES

    3. Send us any extra information that we ask for

    After we have received your application, we may need a bit more information about your qualifications, work experience or references, particularly for applications to degree level courses. We will send a form for you to complete if we need this information. Please send this back to us as soon as possible after you receive it.

    4. Meet your tutor

    We’ll invite you for an informal meet the tutor chat, where you’ll receive advice and guidance from one of our friendly teaching staff.

    5. Offer

    We’ll review your application and will be in touch with your next steps or an offer for a place at .

    6. Accept your place

    You can accept your place when you meet with our teaching staff, or you can accept it later over the phone or via email

    7. Enrol

    Enrol on your course during the summer.

  • Applying for Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are full time jobs and the application process for each employer is different. We can give you information, advice and guidance to help you find opportunities and apply for vacancies. You can simply complete the online application form or you can also speak to the apprenticeship team at our monthly events.

  • Still unsure?

    Get in touch with our ASC(Advice Support Careers) team.

    Our friendly team of qualified and experienced staff offerimpartial information, advice and guidance on the following:

    • Choosing a course
    • Career plans
    • Future study options
    • Employment applications
    • Financial support

    Call us on: 0191 375 4400 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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