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How to Make an Application

What to expect when you make an application to West Lancashire College

 

So you're ready for the next step but aren't quite sure what it should be? Choosing your college or sixth-form is an exciting time but it can be daunting too. We've put some top-tips together below, to help you choose the right course for you and let you know what to expect when you make an application.

Know Your Options

It's important to find out what all of your options are and what you want from a college, a course or a sixth-form. Do you know what is close to your home? Would you prefer to do A-Levels or focus on your vocation? Take the time to do your research before you apply!

Follow your passion

Choosing a course is a big decision and with so much on offer, it could be tempting to choose the same course as your best friend. Your choices are your stepping stone to what comes next, so make sure you choose something you're really interested in, you enjoy doing and can see yourself pursuing in the future. One of the great things about college is meeting new people who share your interests, and still being able to meet your mates for lunch!

Find out about support

It's always good to know what help and support is available to you, wherever you choose to apply. West Lancashire College has an award-winning support team who can help you with your studies, as well as your mental health and wellbeing. We can also help you with financial support. If you're eligible, you could receive help with meals, travel, study equipment and field trips.

Take a look around!

You're going to be spending lots of time at your chosen college or sixth-form, so arrange a visit and take a look around to get a feel for the place. Is it easy to get to? What are the facilities like? What's around campus? Our campus is in the centre of Skelmersdale, so we're easy to reach.

You can visit us, take a look around, get advice and speak to tutors at one of our regular Open Events.

Make an application

Once you've decided on a course, you're ready to make an application. To apply for a course at West Lancashire College, simply click 'Apply' and complete the online application.

After we've received your application, our Admissions team will review it. Sometimes, if we need more information, our Admissions team will be in touch.  They will then arrange for a suitable time for you to attend a course interview. Don't worry if you've chosen a course that is not quite right for you, we'll help you to find one that is.

Accept your place

Once your place has been agreed, all you need to do is confirm your acceptance at interview and secure your place at West Lancashire College!

Enrol

Each college is slightly different but our enrolment period takes place in August and you'll be contacted a few weeks before to give you all the details you need to complete your enrolment. You'll be invited onto campus to do this and this is when you'll receive your West Lancashire College Student ID and officially become part of our community!

If you need any support with your application, please no not hesitate top contact Sandra or Jake admissions@westlancs.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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