Your college interview is the next stage of your application process, after you have completed an application form.

We need to make sure you know all about the course you will be studying with us and that it’s the right one for you.

It’s also an opportunity for you to ask us any questions you have and get to know us better!

You will meet with one of our friendly tutors who will let you know all about the course you have applied for and ask about your motivations, interests and hopes for the future.

Your interview will last for approximately 30 minutes.

Your parent(s)/carer(s) are welcome to attend your interview with you but you can also attend on your own.

It’s not a formal interview so you don’t need to wear a suit, just whatever you’re comfortable wearing.

Following your interview you will be given a conditional offer based on
your exams results. If we don’t think the course is right for you, we will talk you through your options.

Contact us as soon as possible if you can’t make your interview so we can re-arrange.

Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.