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How to apply

Information on the application process for college, including pre-application, enrolment and what happens next…

Step-by-step guide

The best way to apply for a course at college is online. Follow our step-by-step guide below. Remember to apply as early as possible to secure your place.

  • 1 Search for a course and find a subject that suits you and your career goals.
  • 2 Select the course you are interested in and click 'Apply online'.
  • 3 Finally, fill in our easy step-by-step application form and click 'Submit application'.

What happens next?

Meet your tutor

We will contact you to arrange for you to meet your tutor or offer alternative options if the course is full or if you don’t meet the entry requirements.

Don’t be worried about meeting your tutor; this is simply a chance to have an informal chat about your options.

Track your application

You can track the progress of your application on view important information using myVision.

Visit the applicant zone

The applicant zone is a hub for you to find out more about college life, what’s available to you as an applicant and to learn more about the enrolment journey. You’ll also be able to find out about upcoming applicants’ events – where you’ll have the chance to meet other students on your course.


Once you’ve accepted your place at college, you’ll be invited to enrol. Enrolment takes places over two weeks in August. The date you enrol on will depend on what course you’re studying.

Can I change my course?

Started a course at West Notts College, but wish to change to a different course, or curriculum area? This short video will help you understand what you’d need to do in this circumstance.

Need a little help?

If you’re unsure about which course you want to do, why not speak to a member of the careers team at college?

For more advice about the application process please contact the college and we will be happy to help you.

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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