How to Apply for Your Higher Education Course

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Once you’ve found a Higher Education course you’re interested in, applying is easy – just click the apply now link at the bottom of your chosen course page to get started. The application is separated into five easy steps and takes minutes to complete.

If you’d like more information or have any questions, just call our friendly Student Recruitment Team on 01495 333777 or email

Receiving an offer

Once we receive your application, we’ll assess it based on the relevant criteria and offer you a conditional place at college. The entry requirements depend on the course you are applying for and we take into account work experience too. If you would like to learn more about the entry requirements for one of our Higher Education courses, please contact our Student Recruitment Team on 01495 333777.

Accepting your offer

You will need to accept your offer by logging into your Coleg Gwent account.  If you would like more advice and guidance before accepting your offer, you can choose this option and book an appointment with our Student Recruitment team

Please ensure that your email address is correct in your application as we’ll send regular updates to the email address you provide.

Apply for Student Finance

Find out what funding you can get and how to apply via Student Finance Wales. If you’re a learner currently living in England please apply via Student Finance England.

It’s essential that when you apply for funding, you list the place of study as your awarding university, for example, if you are studying FD Illustration, the awarding university is The University of South Wales, so you must state this when applying, and then on the next question you will be given the option to select Coleg Gwent as the campus of delivery. If in doubt please email and one of our Higher Education Team will help you.


Enrolment and induction is usually in early September. Most courses enrol learners online, and some courses enrol face to face on campus, you will receive an email with guidance that relates to your course towards the end of August.

*Please note that when applying for University of Worcester courses the UCAS application route must be used.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) provides you with an opportunity to gain recognition for previous relevant academic achievements and allows credits to be transferred to the new course to avoid the duplication of previous learning.

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Courses fill up quickly, so apply today.

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