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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. Not sure what career to go into? Then check out our new career coach website.
  • 2 Select the course* you are interested in and click 'Apply online'.

    *When applying for A Levels you can apply for up to four A Level subjects or our 2+1 vocational option.
  • 3 Finally, fill in our easy step-by-step application form and click 'Submit application'.

What happens next?

Meet your tutor

Due to Coronavirus, the college has temporarily suspended all face-to-face interviews. Applicants are now given an automatic offer but over the coming months we will be reviewing our ability to meet you face-to-face and hope to invite you and your family to attend a 'Parent Information Event' and potentially a skills assessment. We will be keeping in touch so please keep a look out for our emails.

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.


Once you’ve accepted your place at college, you’ll be invited to enrol. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot confirm when the college will re-open due to Coronavirus but every step will be undertaken to enrol you onto your chosen course as soon as possible. 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 check out our new career coach website or 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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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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