Thinking of applying but not quite sure how it works?
Don't worry, our easy to follow instructions will help. Click on the seven steps below and we'll guide you through the process, telling you what happens at each stage and what we expect from you.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Admissions Team on 01204 482 155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is anything missing from your application form our Admissions Team will call to speak to you.
All 16-18 year olds are required to provide contact details of their parent/carer. It is essential that you update us if you change your email address or mobile phone number as we use both to contact new learners throughout the year.
If information changes after an application form is submitted you can tell us about it via 01204 482 155 or by emailing email@example.com
To find out more about our Admissions process, click here to read our Admissions Guide
You'll need to attend an interview. We'll contact you via email/text with a date and time two weeks before your interview date.
You'll then need to book an interview time via phone 01204 482 155 or by using our online booking service – the details of how to do this will be in the invitation.
Interview times must be booked at least 48 hours before the interview date. If a time isn’t booked we can’t guarantee an interview that night.
Dress code for our interviews is either smart-casual or school uniform. If the subject requires an audition or portfolio of work we’ll put the details in the invitation and a reminder on the booking form.
We’ll send a text reminder out the day before the interview.
Please let us know if you aren't able to make an interview so we can send a new interview invitation out.
If we don’t hear from someone who hasn’t arrived we'll presume they no longer require an interview and offer it to someone else.
Read our Interview Guide for more information.
All new applicants are required to take an initial assessment to find out their maths and English levels.
We would encourage you to take this assessment before the end of July. To book your assessment before the end of July, please visit www.bookwhen.com/initialassessments
All students have to sit this assessment. It’s nothing to worry about and it won’t stop you from getting onto the course you want. The assessment just helps us to decide if you will require any extra support.
We invite everyone with a College offer to take part in our New Student Day on Thursday 12th July.
This is a great opportunity to meet other new learners, get used to our building and chat to staff. The day is all about having fun and we'd advise you to dress casually so that you're able to take part in some of the games and activities.
Details of how to book on to our New Student Day will be in your offer email.
All our new learners are given a conditional offer - conditions can include achieving specific GCSE results, securing a work placement, attending a College Taster, obtaining a DRB or receiving a satisfactory reference from their school.
School leaver enrolment traditionally takes place on GCSE results day. View our List of Schools Enrolment Dates
You'll need to bring your qualification results/certificates to enrolment. 16-18 year olds do not pay any tuition fees at Bolton College. Financial support is available for many of our young learners to help with travel and meals at College.
To complete enrolment, you will be asked to sign a Learner Agreement and given a College ID card. To help us ensure the safety of our learners, staff and resources, ID cards must be worn at all times whilst on college premises.
The first few weeks of College are really important for all learners, therefore we make them as interesting and informative as we can.
Most classes will start week commencing Monday 10th September, but we will confirm each learner's timetable once they have enrolled.
That's it! Your final step is to arrive at College on your first day with your College ID badge and a pen.