How to Apply

Applying to Study with NPTC Group of Colleges

We know applying to college can seem complicated, that’s why we’ve put together this page – so you can be sure you’re on the right track. If you have any questions or need help at any time, call our Admissions team on 01639 648033.

Make the Right Choice

The number of courses on offer might seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure exactly what you want to do. If you are undecided, think about the subjects you enjoy and the things you like to do in your spare time.

We offer a huge range of courses at all levels up to degree and beyond in subjects ranging from Agricultural Mechanics to Welsh Second Language. Your GCSE results will help you decide which level is best for you. Whatever your qualifications, we have a course for you.

To help you make the right choice, our staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Call, email or DM us on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll also hold a series of Open Events throughout the year, and each one is an opportunity for you to view our facilities and ask as many questions as you can.

Click here to view our upcoming Open Events

How to Apply

1. Select your subject or course

Attending open days and researching our courses will help you decide!

2. Apply

Once you’ve selected your course or subject, click on the green ‘Apply Now’ button under the study location of choice. This will take you to our application portal where you will be asked to create an account to begin your application. You will be able to save and return to your application while it is in progress.

Need to return to your application? Click on the image below.

We can also send you a paper application form, upon request, and we may come into school to speak to you about the application process.

Pupils attending schools in the City and County of Swansea will have to make all their applications for choices via the UCAS Progress website. Please ensure you check your account on the UCAS Progress website regularly for any updates or messages.

UCAS Progress

If you are unsure of any aspect of the UCAS Progress application, please contact our Admissions team on tel: 01639 648000 or e-mail


If you are interested in an apprenticeship please contact Pathways Training (Neath) 01639 648064 or (Powys) 01686 614253. Alternatively email;

3. Attend an Information Evening

Once we have prcessed your application, we’ll invite you to attend an Information Evening. It’s your opportunity to find out more about the course you have selected and meet the lecturers who’ll be teaching you. If necessary, we can offer you further advice and guidance.

When you are happy with the choice you’ve made, we’ll make you a conditional offer by e-mail. This will confirm the course you’ve applied for and the grades you’ll need in order to enrol onto the course. You then accept the offer by following the instructions on the e-mail or by contacting the Admissions team on 01639 648033.

Find out more about our A Levels here

There is an exciting opportunity for students to develop leadership and communication skills through the Sporting & Cultural Scholarship & Ambassador Programmes.

Find out more here

Keep in Touch

Even once you’ve accepted the offer, your choice is not set in stone. There are still plenty of opportunities left for you to talk to your course tutors and view our facilities. We encourage you to attend as many of our Open Events as you can in order to be sure the course you’ve chosen is right for you.

In addition, you also have the opportunity to experience ‘A Day in the Life of an NPTC Group of Colleges’ Student’.

Download an application form here (Page 1-2 for South. Pages 3-4 for North)


During the summer holidays, we’ll send you an enrolment pack. Read the pack carefully – it’ll tell you everything you need to know before you join us. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s something you don’t understand.

Just so you know, enrolment will begin on GCSE Results Day, and the minimum you’ll need to bring is your exam results and £50 to cover the Administration Fee.

If your grades aren’t what you expected, please don’t worry; our guidance team will help you find a course that is suitable for you.

At enrolment you will be given your start date, and told where you’ll need to go.

Welcome to NPTC Group of Colleges

During your first week, there’ll be lots going on to help you settle in and make friends, and your personal tutor will give you your timetable. There’ll be lots of staff on hand during your first days to point you in the right direction.

Find out more about Personal Tutors here

And remember, if you have any questions at any time, just get in touch.