University-Level Courses – Clearing


Welcome to our Clearing 2021 homepage. Apply now! Our courses are popular and places are limited.

If you aren’t holding an offer for a university-level qualification, if you’ve changed your mind about what you want to do next, or if the plans you had for next year are on hold for the moment, there is still time to apply to study at NPTC Group of Colleges. Most students are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan or may receive grants or bursaries.

If you are waiting for your results, have a look through our course pages to see if there is a course that’s right for you. We recommend looking through the Clearing FAQs (below) so that you’re fully prepared on results day.

If you know which course you want to apply for; go to the course page and click ‘Apply Now‘ to use our online application portal and complete the application process.

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Clearing FAQs

What is Clearing?

Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any remaining places on their courses and is used by thousands of students each year. If you have applied through UCAS and are not holding any offers, or did not meet the conditions of your offer, you can apply for a course through Clearing.

Alternatively, it is used by applicants who have decided to wait to apply to university, or who have chosen to apply after the UCAS deadline.

When can I apply through Clearing?

Clearing is available from August to September each year. If you have not already applied through UCAS and can meet the entry requirements for your course, you can apply at any time via the College online application portal. Just click ‘Apply Now‘ on the course page.

If you have already applied through UCAS and you think you may need Clearing, you will need to wait until your results are available; UCAS Track will show whether you are eligible.

UCAS Clearing closes at the end of September, however, the College will close individual courses before this date if all spaces have been filled.

When do results come out?

A Level results day is 10 August 2021, although some results for other qualifications will have been made available earlier.

How do I find a place through Clearing?

If you have not already applied through UCAS all you need to do is click the ‘Apply Now‘ button on the course page and apply via our online application portal.

If you are a UCAS applicant, once you have your grades you will need to search through the course pages on the NPTC Group of Colleges website to find the right qualification for you, then contact us to see if we can make you an offer. If you receive an offer from us, you will need to add this as your choice through UCAS Track; this is the only way to get an official and formal Clearing offer.

What is Clearing Plus?

Clearing Plus is a new matching service for UCAS applicants who are not holding offers and are eligible for Clearing. If you find yourself in Clearing this year, UCAS will match you to courses you may be interested in, using what they know about you from your application.

Don’t worry if you want to apply for something different, you can still find courses with NPTC Group of Colleges by using the search tool on our website.

Contact Us

Our experienced and knowledgeable team will be able to help with application enquiries and can be contacted by emailing

To contact a course tutor head over to the course page and click on the red ‘Click here to Ask a Tutor’ button.