Enrol Online 20 – 28 August 2020
20 August, 9am-4pm
21 August, 9am-4pm
24 August, 9am-4pm
25 August, 9am-6:30pm
26 August, 9am-6:30pm
27 August, 9am-4pm
28 August, 9am-3pm
As the time approaches for you to join College, we’re doing everything we can to make the process as safe and convenient as possible.
That’s why we’re conducting the majority of enrolments online.
We think for most students this will give a better enrolment experience, and with no queuing! At the same time, you told us about how important our helpful and amazing advice and guidance services have been for you, so our expert lecturers and Student Support teams will still be available to answer any questions about courses, transport, student finance or any kind of question at all. We ask for your patience and understanding at this time as we work in these challenging circumstances, but rest assured, if you make a request to be contacted, we will get in touch with you.
For those of you who are waiting for results, we know this can be an anxious time, the important thing is not to worry. If things have gone to plan and you meet the entry requirements, your place on the course you have chosen will be secure, and please remember – the past few months have been very strange for us all, so if you don’t quite get the results you wanted then we’ll find a course that is just right for you.
Before you can enrol, you’ll need to complete an application
So, if you haven’t applied, do that now.
When it’s time to enrol, we’ll email you a link that will take you directly to your enrolment account. Your username and password will be the same as your application details (so make sure you keep those safe).
You will need to have the following to hand when you’re ready to enrol:
- Your passport, bank card or full driving license for ID purposes
- £25 Administration Fee (non-refundable, paid online)
- Examination results (to be uploaded)
- A passport-style photograph (to be uploaded – an unsuitable photograph will delay enrolment)
- National Insurance number (if you have one)
If you have any questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Higher Education Enrolment
PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the College has planned the next academic year with the key focus on the safety of students and staff.
In September, every course will be delivered using a blended learning approach: a mix of in-College classroom and workshop activities, and online delivery using Microsoft Teams, assignments and tutorials. This will continue until at least October half term, and we’ll let you know if anything is going to change.
We’ve had several months’ experience teaching online, so at the start of a new academic year, you can be sure of a positive digital learning experience. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for ‘live’ interaction with your lecturers and with the other students in your teaching groups.
In addition to online learning, you’ll also get face-to-face induction and support whatever course you’re on. Where your classes take place on campus, you’ll be in small groups and no large classes. All face-to-face teaching will always be safe within the latest Welsh Government recommendations on social distancing
We anticipate that as the virus reduces, our face-to-face teaching will increase as you come closer to your assessments and examinations.
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE
In line with September’s blended learning approach, we are introducing Have Your Own Device (HYOD) for all students from September 2020
The online bit will sometimes be tutor-led and sometimes you will be set tasks to get on with yourself as independent study. We have created a seamless and exciting learning environment between College and home.
Access to a suitable device at home will be important. A suitable device is a wireless-enabled laptop, netbook, iPad, or tablet.
On enrolment, you will be provided with an Office 365 account which includes Word, Excel. PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, and Teams. You can download, install and use Office on your personal device using your College username and password. You’ll be able to access your College work and saved files from anywhere with an internet connection using Office 365 and Moodle – the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Good news – if you need to get a device for September, the College has arranged for students to be able to purchase a suitable device at competitive prices through an educational supplier. Details of this service will be available later in the summer.
Don’t worry – the College can also support students who meet the eligibility criteria for financial support with the provision of suitable IT equipment on a loan basis.
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
Will you be 16, 17 or 18 years old on 31 August 2020? Do you live in Wales and will you be studying full-time?
You may be eligible for £30 EMA every term-time week.
To find out, apply at: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
Welsh Government Learning Grant for Further Education (WGLG)
Will you be 19 or older on 31 August 2020? Do you live in Wales and will you be studying 275 or more hours per year for an approved qualification?
You may be eligible for a WGLG of up to £1500 per year. The WGLG is paid termly.
To find out, apply at: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
Financial Contingency Fund for Students (FCF)
The College has a support fund that can help with the cost of meals in college, travel from home to college, childcare, term time college accommodation and essential course equipment and trips. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Subject Specific Enrolment Information
Travel and Transport
The Welsh Government runs a travel scheme for young people between 16 and 21 years old. The College recommends that all students aged 16 to 21 should apply for a Welsh Government – My Travel Pass (MTP). This is a free bus pass that gives you up to 1/3 off travel costs on all buses in Wales (except National Express and Megabus). Apply, free of charge, by visiting www.mytravelpass.gov.wales
Information for Parents
DID YOU KNOW?
School leavers have voted NPTC Group of Colleges as the top training provider in Wales and fifth in the
The UK, as well as number two for teaching, in ‘The School Leaver Awards 2019′. There is no better time to join us!
Why Choose NPTC Group of Colleges?
- Over 40 different A-Level* subjects, plus a huge variety of full time practical career-focused courses and apprenticeships to choose from.
- An incredible range of day, evening or weekend part-time or short courses, that can fit around work and your lifestyle. So you can start that new hobby, gain skills to progress at work or get qualifications to start a new career. Some of our short courses are partly or fully funded**
- A number of wide-ranging degree programmes, in partnership with a range of prestigious Higher Education institutions, designed with your employment and future careers in mind. We strive to give our graduates the best experience and knowledge to equip them for the working world.
- Incredible support for students.
- Expert lecturers with extensive industry experience.
- Fantastic links with employers.
- Students achieve excellent outcomes of triple distinction grades in the National/Extended Diploma qualifications, with many achieving the highest possible grade profile of D*, D*, D*
- Record student numbers achieved the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma, which is the equivalent to A*/A Grade at A-Level.
- Bursaries are available for Top Performing Students in Sport, Culture, Academic, & Vocational areas.
*A-Levels available at Neath College
** Subject to eligibility
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