Application Routes

There are two ways to apply to study higher education courses at NPTC Group of Colleges; either through the University and Colleges Admission System (UCAS) or via our online application portal.

You should apply through UCAS if:

You are currently studying for A Levels, a vocational Level 3 Course, or an Access to Higher Education qualification and are applying to a full-time course

We advise that students apply as early as possible.

Apply now via UCAS

If you need more advice, guidance or support, you can access the UCAS ‘How To’ Guides.

You should apply through the NPTC Group of Colleges’ Online Application Portal if:

You are applying to study a part-time course or a degree apprenticeship and you only want to apply to study at NPTC Group of Colleges. You already hold qualifications and/or experience that meet the entry requirements for the course and should not already have a UCAS application in progress.

If you are applying for a top-up degree, please apply online using the application portal.

Apply online via our application portal

If you need any help or have questions on any part of the admissions process, please contact our Admissions team at

Click here to read our Higher Education Admissions Policy