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Bridgend College has an Admissions Policy, which seeks to accept all individuals who will benefit from Higher Education. Mature candidates who perhaps do not have relevant qualifications may still be admitted on the basis of relevant life experience and evidence of motivation to study.
Both UCAS and GTTR begin receiving applications in September each year. When exactly a student makes an application depends entirely on the individual, however for popular course choices, we advise all of our students to clarify any closing date(s) with the course team.
For students outside of Wales all applications should be made to the relevant body e.g. UCAS or GTTR and via a Bridgend College Application Form. Where appropriate, you will be advised to make further application(s) to the relevant organisations.
UCAS (Universities and College Admissions Service), PO Box 28, Cheltenham, Gloucester, GL52 3ZA
UCAS Applications are made online at:
You can obtain a Bridgend College Application Form from:
Many of our courses are popular and we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.
Route B: Art, Design & Media courses have an additional route ‘B' which operates until the 24th March for September 2011 entry. This date allows students applying, the time they need to prepare and present their portfolio.
Completing the Forms: When completing your application form, please make sure that you use the correct course and campus codes. This information can be found on the UCAS website http://www.ucas.com/
How Your Application is Considered: Once your application has been received at UCAS, it will be sent to the appropriate institution for consideration. The academic staff responsible for your chosen course will be asked to consider the information provided by you and the comments received from your referee.
UCAS applicants will be invited to attend an interview at Bridgend College, which will give you an opportunity to discuss your application and see the facilities available. You will be offered a place if it is felt that you are suitable for the course.
The offer could be:
Unconditional - where you have already satisfied the entry requirements for the course. You will also be told in your UCAS instructions how to accept or reject the offer.
Conditional - where you have been accepted on condition that you obtain certain grades or points in examinations, or certain qualifications. If you are made a conditional offer, please let us know your examination results as soon as you receive them. Even if your results mean that you have not fully met the conditions of your offer, it may still be possible for a place to be reserved for you.
You should normally expect to receive details of your offer from UCAS and/or Bridgend College within ten weeks of sending your application in to UCAS.
Bridgend College will endeavour to process your application as soon as possible after receiving your form.
Enrolment for full-time Higher Education courses for September 2011 - you will be notified of the exact dates by letter.
Full-time students will need to bring their Student Loan Company (SLC) Financial Notification, which tells you who is paying your tuition fees so that your student grant/loan can be released.
If you do not have this notification you will need to make an initial payment of £1,097 at enrolment. This payment can be made by cheque or credit card. This will be refunded once proof of funding is received by the College.
Any students paying their own fees in full will need to bring their bank details to enrolment to allow completion of a direct debit mandate.
Students who are having fees paid for must bring a letter from their Employer acknowledging that they are willing to pay.
Direct Debit and Authority for Invoicing Fees forms can be requested in advance from Registry.
Full-time course fees for academic year 2011/12 are £3,375 per year. As a Welsh student, you may also be eligible for a Welsh Assembly Government non-repayable grant. For students from outside of Wales, further information on help with your tuition fees is available from your Local Education Authority (where you live).
For further advice and assistance, contact the HE Team: Tel: 01656 302 364 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org