Whether you are returning to us, joining our community of learners for the first time, or you're not sure what's next, you can start your journey with Bradford College.

Our enrolment process is designed to make sure you are enrolled onto the right course at the right level. 

The FAQs provide the answers to a few questions you may have about your application and enrolling onto your course. If you have any specific questions that we haven't covered, please contact us on 01274 088088 or email [email protected].

Frequently asked questions

The main enrolment days for a new A Level and Vocational students are between 22 August and 30 August 2019 (closed 26).

You will receive an enrolment invite letter, a text reminder and emails all of which provide the date, time and location for your enrolment appointment.

Our main enrolments for courses starting in September run from 22 August and 30 August 2019 (excluding Monday 26 when the College will be closed due to the Bank Holiday). 

Enrolment will take place in the David Hockney Building (DHB) and will be hosted by our Admissions and Registry Teams who will guide you through our Enrolment Process.

Enrolment will be available between:

10am - 5pm  Monday - Thursday
10am - 3pm  Friday

View further information about Subject Specialist Enrolments events.

It is really important that you attend your enrolment appointment. Your appointment is for your subject and the whole subject team will be available that day. If you really cannot make the appointment you have been given, you should try to attend enrolment on the same date you have been provided using a walk-in time slot instead of your appointment time. If you can't make the date, please attend between 22 August -30 August to complete your enrolment.

(Please note that enrolment is closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 so you cannot enrol on this day)

If you do not bring the correct paperwork/ certificates etc. to your enrolment session, you will be asked to return later that day, or on another day. If this happens your Enrolment Record will be updated with a note and you will be permitted to re-enter the enrolment process as a ‘Fast Track’ when you return. 

For more information view the What to bring page.

If you have not yet applied for a course or you have a friend that wants to apply you can come to college on any of our enrolment days and you'll be directed through a New Applicant Process before joining the main enrolment. Please allow a little extra time if you have not previously applied, or you wish to change/amend your existing application.

View details of our enrolment events.

Don't worry if you don't get the results you had hoped for, or you achieve better grades than you expected. All of our offers are based on predicted grades and our Admissions Team and Course Teams will be available to offer you information and advice. Usually you can move up or down a level depending on your results.

What if I don't get the maths and/or English GCSE grades I needed?

If you have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) or above in maths and/or English, you will be asked to sit a 'Skills Check' during your course induction week, this is an online test to assess your skills and assign the right level of English and/or maths to your studies. All learners who do not achieve a GCSE grade C (4) in maths/English will be required to study these subjects at College, alongside your main study programme. The Skills Check will make sure you study at the right level and pace for you and will help to create an individual timetable for you. 

Our Skills Check is an online assessment that you will complete at a computer during your induction week commencing 2 September. The assessment can take between 30 minutes and 2 hours to complete, dependent on your skills and tutors will be on hand to help you through the process. 

You can change your application on the day at enrolment - our Admissions Team can help with this on the day. 

If you would like to apply for support with travel, childcare, free meals or any other financial support, please bring evidence of your household income and any benefits your family receives to enrolment. Our Student Finance Team will be on hand to answer any questions you have and offer advice about making an application or requesting financial support. 

Students on some courses may have the opportunity to enhance their learning through the availability of additional resources or activities. The cost of these resources and activities are not funded through tuition fees or any other funding received by the College. The cost, therefore, is generally recovered from students through additional, voluntary or student charges. Financial support may be available from our bursary funds to support students from a low income background experiencing hardship, with these and other essential course costs such as travel and equipment. Students can discuss this with staff prior to, or during enrolment.

 If you are 19+

English & Maths courses (up to and including Level 2/GCSE) are fully funded if you do not already have a GCSE Grade C/4 or above.

  • If you are 19-23 yrs your first full Level 1,2,3 or 4 (if you have not previously achieved a full Level 3 qualification) may be fully funded - you may not have to pay tuition or exam fees.
  • If you are 24yr+ your first full Level 1 or 2 may be fully funded if you are unemployed or co-funded if you are in employment.
  • If you are 24yr+ wanting to study Level 3 or above you will be required to pay tuition and exam fees or take out an Advanced Learner Loan. You will need to provide evidence of your loan/loan application to complete enrolment and/or will need to provide a payment method during enrolment. 
  • If you are on Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credits or you have wage lower than £16,005.50 you may be eligble for fee remission. Individuals will be assessed at enrolment when evidence is produced. 

Note: this does not apply to 24yr+ Level 3 or above learners.
All individuals will be assesed for fee exemption/remission based on evidence supplied at enrolment.

I am 19+ and have a question about my course fee?

Please contact our FE Registry Team on 01274 088088 or email [email protected]

Higher Education/Degree enrolment: 

For details about our University Centre enrolments for full or part-time degree level courses, please contact our admissions team.

Apprenticeship enrolments:

For information about apprenticeships, please contact City Training Services.

If your course involves purchasing a uniform your subject specialist team will talk you through the process during enrolment and you may be able to place an order at your enrolment. Full details will be provided by your subject team on the day.

Unsure if your course requires a uniform?

While studying at Bradford College, you may be required to pay fees for your course. Course fees vary according to your age, and course level.

View further information about fees and fee remission.

If you need some extra support to succeed at College and during your exams, because of a learning
difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need, our Disability Services and Learning Support team can help.

We can offer support for:

  • Autistic Spectrum conditions
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Dyslexia and other specific
  • learning difficulties
  • Exams & one-to-one support
  • Learning difficulties
  • Medical conditions
  • Mental health conditions
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social and emotional needs
  • Visual impairments