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College Interviews

Interviews will take place in college at one of our 'Come to College' events, in school or over the telephone.

Interviews for full time courses

Interviews will take place in college at one of our 'Come to College' events or over the telephone. Students can select their preferred option when they apply. Where necessary arrangements can also be made to interview in school, outreach centres or the applicants home.

The interview will enable the lecturer to discuss your choice of course and future career aspirations. It will be used to identify your interests, experiences, skills and needs. Information, advice and guidance will be provided on:

  • College courses and minimum entry requirements
  • Additional learning support available including childcare
  • Key Skills information (including Wider Key Skills)
  • Course fees and available funding
  • Special uniform/equipment requirements of the course

Where appropriate a 'conditional' offer of a place will be made, subject to the entry requirements of the course or as discussed with the course specialist.

Part of the process will consist of computer-based screening for literacy and numeracy. The results of the screening will help to decide the level of course most suited to you and will also help to detect any learning difficulties in advance to enable us to provide extra support at the earliest opportunity.

Interviews for part time courses

Part time students requiring additional information on College courses will be given the opportunity to talk to course specialists at open days, enrolment sessions, drop in sessions or by appointment.

A member of the course team will conduct Interviews for part time courses where necessary. The interview will cover the same topics as full time course interviews.

If you have any questions on the interview process, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.