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16-19 Full-Time Education

Our number one priority is getting you ready for your career. We work closely with employers to design our curriculum, and we plan assignments around what you’ll be doing in industry. We will expect you to work hard and push yourself, and we’ll be there to help you every step of the way. Whatever your goals are, we’re confident that we have a qualification that suits you, tools to help you get the experience you need and the support to help you excel.

How to apply to full time courses

Step 1

Explore your options

Find the right course for you by selecting a subject above to explore the course options in each department or use our course finder.

Or come to an Open Event and chat to staff and current students. Find our open event dates here.

Step 2

Apply online

Read the course details to make sure the course is right for you and click to Apply Now. 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.

Step 3

Next steps

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.

Step 4

The offer

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.

Step 5

Accepting the offer

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. r 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.

Step 6

Welcome & induction event

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.

Step 7

Enrol

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.

Step 8

Join Nescot

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

Study at Nescot

Study Programmes

Each full-time student will have their own study programme designed. We’ll start with your full-time course, and we’ll talk to you about what you’ve already achieved and what we think will help you progress towards your future career. 

If you don’t already have a grade 4 (grade C) or above at GCSE English and maths then these subjects or Functional Skills will be added to your study programme. Your study programme may also include a work experience placement, an extended project, and workshops to help you search and apply for jobs.

Study programmes include at least 540 hours spread across the academic year. All parts of it are compulsory.

Why Nescot

Get career ready
You’ll be taught in practical lessons by people with specialist industry knowledge.

Plenty of facilities
We have a learning resources centre, Starbucks coffee lounge, hair and beauty salon, cafés, gym and much more, see page 4. We have invested over £50m in our campus in recent years.

Trips and enrichment activities
We have clubs, societies, and activities, and many of our courses have trips in the UK and abroad.

Easy to get to
Within 5 minute walk of Ewell East and 20 minutes of Ewell West stations. We have a very large free car park and secure bike storage.

International competitions
You can take part in national and international competitions, including WorldSkills.

Plenty of support
We have plenty of people to help you with finance, learning support, advice and guidance, careers, counselling, mental health practitioner, progress coaches and wellbeing mentors.

Employer relations
We work closely with many employers so that you can be sure our teaching is up to speed with industry. We’re also ideally connected to get you work experience.

Progress your education
We offer higher level education at Nescot or, like many of our Level 3 students last year, you can be offered a place at a university.

Be treated like an adult
You’ll be in a college not a school, we’ll treat you accordingly. We support you to take responsibility for your learning.

Great reputation
We have had a great reputation for over 50 years.

Differences between a full-time course and an apprenticeship

We are often asked by young people and parents about the differences between an Apprenticeship and a Full-time college course. This page highlights the key differences - and similarities.

T Levels

T Levels are a new qualification at Level 3, which will provide an alternative to A Levels and existing vocational courses. Nescot will be introducing T Levels in September 2023. Find out more about them here.

Photograph of a Nescot student

I still can’t believe that this is the college experience we get to have – that we can learn directly from all these different animals in this beautiful environment, rather than just sitting in a classroom reading from a textbook.