We know that applying to study a uni-level course can be a confusing and stressful task, so we’ve put together this page to help make your job a little easier.
Read on to learn more about how to apply to study a uni-level course.
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.
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.
If you need any help or have questions on any part of the admissions process, please contact our Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re constantly reviewing and updating our processes to help make applying to us as accessible as possible.
Our UCAS and Widening Access officer, Oli, is available to offer advice and support.
You can contact him via email@example.com
After you Submit your Application
Once you’ve submitted your application, our admissions team will pass it onto the course leader, who will consider your suitability for the course.
If the course leader thinks that you are suitable for the course, they will then invite you to the next stage of the process:
You will be invited to have an interview with the course leader and they will ask you questions to help decide if the course is a good fit for you and vice versa. You will have the chance to ask any questions you may have as well.
Audition: (Music HND)
If you have applied to the HND in Music, a vocal/instrumental audition is required prior to acceptance on the course.
Receiving an Offer
If you are successful at your interview/audition, you will receive an offer of a place on the course. There are two types of offers:
A conditional offer means that your place on the course is reliant on you meeting certain criteria such as achieving specific exam results or obtaining a DBS certificate.
An unconditional offer means that the course leader has determined that you already meet any required criteria/experience and you are offered a place on the course.
Accepting/Rejecting your Offer
If you applied through UCAS, your offer will be made to you via UCAS and you will have to log in to UCAS Track to accept or reject your place on the course.
If you applied directly to us, you will receive an email containing your offer and will need to log in to our direct application system to accept or reject your offer.
If you have any questions, you can email our admissions team via firstname.lastname@example.org