Applying for a Part-Time Course
You can enrol on most courses in person or by telephone. Some courses will require you to attend an interview with the tutor prior to acceptance onto the course. For the majority of courses, all that you need to do is to turn up at one of our Open Days (listed below) for information and acceptance to the course. On the first class date you will need to bring payment for the course and complete an enrolment form that will be available on the evening. You may be able to enrol on the telephone, payment of fees would be required in full by credit or debit card. Phone 01823 366 331 to find out more.
Please note: If you have previously enrolled at the College, please quote your student ID card number when you apply. Please apply early as many courses fill up quickly!
Important: Please do not turn up on the first day of your course without being accepted in advance, as we cannot guarantee that there will be room on your selected course.
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Applying for a Further Education Course (full-time), including the New Diploma
For all other full-time Further Education courses, fill in the Application Form below and also the Student Disclosure Form, if applicable, using the Guidance notes. You can apply for more than one course on the Application Form. You can either fill this in on-line and then print it, or fill it in by hand.
You will then need to give the form to your careers teacher so that the school can add a report or reference, before sending your form back to the College.
We ask for applications to reach us by the end of January. We are then able to sort the paperwork and invite you to an interview during February and March. Don’t panic if you haven’t applied by this date – we do accept applications throughout the year, subject to course availability.
We will always write to you to confirm we have received your application form and to invite you in for an interview. If you don’t receive a letter after a couple of weeks, please give us a call on 01823 366 331 to check on your application.
If you or your child is interested in finding out more about The Diploma: Level 1 or 2. Please contact Jocelyn Pritchard on 01823 366 534.
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Applying for a University-level Course
Applications for full-time Foundation Degree or Honours Degree courses are made through UCAS.
If you are at school or college you will need to ask your tutor or careers advisor for your institution’s ‘buzzword’ in order to access the online application form. If you are not at school or college, you can simply register online and complete your application form as instructed.
The UCAS website contains a full and comprehensive directory of all full-time Foundation Degree and Honours Degree courses available in the UK.
When to Apply
UCAS can start receiving your applications for 2011 entry from 1 September 2010. The main deadline for applications is 15 January 2011. We would advise you to apply as early as possible.
1. You can only apply to five different courses.
2. You must pay a fee to UCAS when you send your completed application form to them. You can look on the UCAS website for updated fee information or contact Janet on 01823 366516.
3. The UCAS code name for Somerset College of Arts and Technology is somer and the code number is S28.
4. Codes for courses at Somerset College are given in each course entry when you use the course search on the website or are available on the UCAS website. Late applications for 2011 entry are accepted by UCAS up until the end of June, but you should be aware that your application will then be considered at the College’s discretion and no guarantee can be made that late applications will be given the same level of consideration as those submitted by the proper closing date.
If you are already studying at a University of Plymouth College (UPC) partner institution and wish to apply for a one year ‘top-up’ course to upgrade your Foundation Degree or HND to Honours Degree, you should apply direct to us using an Internal Transfer Form. Simply download the form and return it to the college for processing. However, if you are applying from a college or university that is outside of the UPC network you will need to apply via UCAS.
Click here to download the Internal Transfer Form
Arts and Design Courses
From 2010 entry and beyond, the Route B application process will end and all applications for Art and Design courses will be processed following the Route A process, except that each institution will be able to select a closing date for equal consideration of applications of either the 15 January or 24 March. Somerset College have not confirmed which deadline it will work to for 2011 applications. Please contact us or keep an eye on the College website or www.ucas.com for up-to-date information before you apply.