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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 using the course search facility, and find a subject that suits you and your career goals.
  • 2 From the search results, select the course you are interested in and click apply.
  • 3 Fill in the easy step-by-step application form.

Once you’ve applied

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

You can even track your application progress through myVision. With myVision you’ll have access to important information including interview dates, and the opportunity to create your own personal prospectus online.

Don’t be worried about meeting your tutor; this is simply a chance to talk to you about your options.

Visit our applicant zone

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

Applicant zone


Once you’ve accepted your place at college, you’ll be invited to enrolment. 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.

0808 100 3626

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Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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