Enrolment 2024 – details here.

How to apply

You can find out more about the application process for different courses here.

Applications can be made online via our course pages. Simply click on the Apply Online button on your chosen course.  



Find out more about our courses on our website. Come to an Open Event and chat to staff and current students. Find our open event dates here

You can also explore your career options with Start.


Read the course details to make sure the course is right for you and click to Apply Online. You will need to have an email address to use the applicant portal. 

We can accept one full-time (16-18) application. If you apply for an apprenticeship, you can also apply for a full-time course as a back-up plan.

Once you have completed your application a ‘Thank you’ message will appear on screen, and an e-mail will be sent from our Admissions Team.


We’ll check your application to make sure the course is right for you, and we may arrange an interview. 

We may also ask for a reference from your school. You can download the reference form here and email or post it to us.


We’ll consider your application carefully and hope to be able to offer you a place. Your offer will be conditional on your GCSE grades. We might offer you an alternative and/or contact you to discuss your options.


You will need to accept your offer through your applicant portal. You can only accept one offer, so if you've applied for more than one course you will need to decline these offers. 

Many of our courses are in high demand, so if we do not hear from you within three weeks we cannot guarantee to hold your place open for you.


We will invite you to a Welcome and Induction Event, usually in late June. We will be in touch with you to confirm the date. 

The event will give you an opportunity to get a head start with your new course and to meet our other students. 


We will contact you to invite you to enrol some time between late June and August. Enrolling will confirm your place at Nescot. If your grades from GCSE or other exams aren’t what you hope for, we will offer you a place at an alternative level or help you find a different course.


Term starts in early September. From your first day at the college we will support you to succeed and fulfil your ambitions in education.

When Should I Apply?

Nescot is a successful college and our courses are in demand, so we advise you to apply early. 

We will send you a conditional offer which means that you must achieve the entry requirements for your chosen course, as shown on the website.

Already Applied?

For applicants who have already submitted their application you can access the applicant portal here.

Paper Application Form

If you have any difficulties completing the online form you can download a paper application form here.

Full-time Further Education Interviews

Once you have applied to Nescot, to get to you know better, we would like to invite you to a group interview. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course you've applied for, meet your tutors, and ask any questions you have about the course or about studying at Nescot. Group interviews are by invite only. If we send you a date that is not suitable, please get in touch with us and we can reschedule. Learning Support will also be available during Group Interviews should you wish to speak to them. The group interview dates we have for students joining us in September 2024 start are:


  • Wednesday 18 October
  • Wednesday 15 November
  • Wednesday 13 December


  • Wednesday 24 January
  • Wednesday 6 March
  • Wednesday 17 April
  • Wednesday 15 May
  • Wednesday 12 June

If you need more information or advice on the application process contact our Admissions Team:

0208 394 3038


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