Where can I find course information?
Course information is available in the courses section of the website or in the College’s Full-time Prospectus.
We want you to be successful in achieving your qualification, so it’s very important to consider which level of study is most applicable to you: Introductory, Non-advanced or Advanced.
Remember, don’t leave it too late to apply!
Some courses are in very high demand, so you may not be offered a place on your first choice of course. In the unfortunate circumstance that we are unable to offer you a place, you will be put on a waiting list and we’ll keep in touch. There are always people who change their mind and places can become available throughout the summer, even on high demand courses.
We encourage online applications wherever possible – to start the process, just select the Apply Online button against the location that best suits you of your chosen course. If you apply online you will receive an acknowledgement straight away. If you don’t receive an email then please ensure to check your junk mail box just in case, or contact the Student Advice Centre.
If you wish to apply using a paper application, simply complete all of the required information and return your application to the College using the address noted on the form. You will receive a letter acknowledging your application. If you have not heard within 10 working days please contact the Student Advice Centre. If for some reason we are unable to process your course booking, we will contact you directly.
The Application Form
You will be asked a number of questions when completing you application, such as:
- If you are a UK National and have lived in Scotland all your life: This helps us determine what your eligibility might be for course fees and funding.
- Address and contact details: This is so we can contact you with important information about your application.
- Qualifications you have or are working towards: This is so we can determine whether the course you are applying for is at the appropriate level for you.
- Tell us your story so far: This is so that you can – in your own words – tell us a bit about yourself!
Please ensure that you list all your qualifications and any information that you feel is relevant to your application. Failure to provide all information requested will hold up the application process, as your application will have to be returned to you.
You will also be asked about whether you are care experienced, or have responsibilities as a young carer, and whether or not you require childcare and/or transport to College (Fraserburgh Campus only), so that we are aware of your circumstances and can provide adequate support. In addition, you will be asked to complete a short Equal Opportunities Monitoring questionnaire – this is so we can ensure that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, gender, ethnic origin, disability, relationship status and religion or belief.
Tell us your story so far
This section is not mandatory.
However, should you wish to add something to support your application. We recommend that you prepare something in advance, then simply paste it into the application form. This will allow you to use a spell–checker and avoid the page timing out if it takes more than 20 minutes to enter your information.
It’s your chance to show what makes you unique. It’s particularly important for courses that are popular and attract more applicants than places and where you will have to convince the course selection panel that you are the best applicant.
‘TELL US YOUR STORY SO FAR’ GUIDANCE