FAQs for full time students
A You can register now
for our next open event which will save you time on the day. You’ll receive all the information you need at our open events, to make sure you choose the right course and find out what financial support you could be entitled to.
A You can apply now
for any of our full time courses. Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so you should apply as early as you can to be sure of being offered a place.
A If you know which course you want to do, you can browse courses by subject area
or use our course search tool on the right hand side and click on the course name for detailed information. If you’d like some inspiration you can explore your career options or find out what current students are doing in our latest videos
A Once you have decided which course is right for you, click ‘apply’ at the bottom of the course page. If this is your first time to submit an online application you will be asked to create an account by choosing a username and password.
A We only progress one application at a time but if during the process you find that the course you chose isn’t for you, we can change your application.
A Once you’ve applied you’ll be given a conditional offer of a place and invited to an interview. This is nothing to worry about; we’ll give you more information on your course and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions, just to make sure you’re on the right course. For some of our courses you may be asked to complete an assessment or take part in an audition. If so, we’ll let you know more details when we offer you a place.
A If you’ve not heard anything within a week of applying you should contact Admissions on 01495 333777 who will be able to let you know the status of your application and what happens next.
A After you’ve applied you’ll be invited to an interview. This is nothing to worry about; we’ll give you more information on your course and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions. Think about the questions that you would like to ask and use the pre-interview questionnaire, which we’ll send you with your interview invite. This will help you to prepare for your interview, so that you get the most from it. If during the interview you change your mind about which course you’d like to do we can arrange for your application to be changed.
A Having an interview is a condition of your place but if you can’t make your appointment call our Admissions team on 01495 333777 and we’ll arrange another appointment for you.
A No, you must accept your offer and meet the conditions to secure your place. You will also need to enrol before the start of term, we’ll let you know in July when you need to enrol – it will be some time in August.
A There are no tuition fees for any of our full time further education courses but all full time learners have to pay a £10 administration fee when you enrol. You might also need to pay other costs such as membership fees, studio fees, salon fees and exam fees. We’ll let you know whether you need to pay any of these during your interview. Find out more about help with costs and financial support
or contact Admissions on 01495 333777 if you’d like more information.
A Some of our courses require essential kit or equipment, such as safety equipment, hairdressing and beauty kits, uniform or books. We’ll let you know of any necessary kit or equipment during your interview, but if you’re unsure contact our Admissions team on 01495 333777 who will be happy to help.
A Course times vary. You should expect to be in college from Monday to Friday for anything between 9am-5pm. You’ll receive your timetable at induction, which will specify the exact days and times for your course.
A If you have already applied and had your interview and offer we’ll send you a letter inviting you to an enrolment session. If you haven’t applied yet it’s not too late to join us in September. Apply online now
or call our Admissions team on 01495 333777 who will let you know what you need to do.
A Your invitation to enrolment will include details of what you need to bring. Typically, you will need to bring:
• One form of personal identification, e.g. passport, national insurance card
• National insurance number
• Travel letter from your local authority (if applicable) and admin fee for your bus pass (16-18 year olds £10; 19 years plus £40)
• Learner administration fee (£10) – payable by all full time learners
• Exam result slip or proof of qualifications as evidence of meeting course conditions
• Any course/PPE fees, if required
A If you haven’t already enrolled, contact our Admissions team on 01495 333777 who will be happy to arrange for another interview session, to help you decide on a course that is right for you. If you have already enrolled and started college, talk to us as soon as you start to have any doubts. If it’s within the first six weeks of your course starting, please contact Learner Services and we’ll do our best to transfer you to a more suitable course. If it’s after the first six weeks, please talk to your Personal Tutor, Head of Learner Services or campus Learner Services for support and advice at any time.
A There are lots of grants and financial support funds available. Many grants depend on your household income and personal circumstances. If you need any more information, please call into your nearest campus or contact the Admissions team on 01495 333777.
A If you’re aged 16-18 and live outside of Monmouthshire you can apply to your local authority (LEA) for a bus pass. If you live in Monmouthshire you can apply direct to the college at enrolment and pay £10 per term, plus £1.50 per single journey. If you’re over 18 you can apply for a Coleg Gwent concessionary bus pass at enrolment and pay £40 per term plus £1.50 per single journey. You may also be eligible to apply to our Leaner Support Fund (LSF) which could help with the cost of your bus pass. Contact Learner Services at your campus for an application form. If you are aged 16-18 you’ll still need to also apply to your local authority.