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How To Apply

Additional Learning Support

We welcome students with a broad range of qualifications.We base offers on UCAS points and the points required will vary depending on the course you choose. 

Central College Nottingham is a member of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). It is important that you consider how the course you have applied for fits in with your future progression and career options as this will be discussed with you at your interview.

The UCAS tariff is changing for 2017 entry, but don’t worry, UCAS have a special calculator on their website to help you work out what your qualifications add up to.

If you are a mature student without traditional qualifications, but you can demonstrate the relevant skills and experience, we may be able to be flexible with the standard entry requirements. 

Please see below for quick guide on how the application process works.

Full-Time Applications

Applicants for full time courses should apply via UCAS. Once you have found the course you wish to apply for, take a note of the course code and click on the apply button. You will be directed to the UCAS website, where you will be required to register as a student and complete an application form. 

The UCAS code for Central College Nottingham is C32. 

Part-Time Applications

Part-time applications can be made directly to the College. Applicants can apply online here or complete a paper application form, available by calling 0115 884 2538 or emailing The HE Admissions Team will contact you with the information regarding interviews or offers on a place. If you require any Additional Learning Support (ALS) please remember to include this in your application.

What happens after you submit your application?

  • Initial Assessments

After submitting your application to study either for Full-Time or Part-Time courses you may receive an invitation to undertake an initial assessment for your English and Maths. This will allow us to see the level you are currently working at and the results will be forwarded to the course tutor in preparation for your interview.

  • Interviews and Portfolios

Most applicants are required to attend an interview before a decision is made about their application.

How Do I Apply Through Clearing?

If you have already applied to UCAS, you will be automatically entered into Clearing if you:

  • Currently aren’t holding any offers
  • Applied to UCAS after the 30th June deadline
  • Haven’t had your place confirmed from your firm or insurance choice

UCAS allocate you a 6 digit Clearing code that you provide to your chosen education establishment. If you find the course you are looking for please contact us with this code and we can help you straight away.

What If I Haven't Applied Yet?

If you haven’t applied yet, you’ll need to register and make an application. In Clearing you need to complete all the application as normal, including your personal statement, but can’t add course choices.

When you submit your application you’ll receive a welcome email to access the Track service where you’ll find your Clearing Number. Once you have a verbal offer from us, you can add the course choice in Track.

  • You’ll know you’re in Clearing if your Track status says ‘You are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’.
  • If your Track doesn’t say either of these yet, we might be waiting for your results to update. Get in touch with the Admissions Team if it’s taking a while.
  • If you originally only applied for one course (for the reduced fee of £12) you’ll have to pay an additional £11 to enable you to apply for multiple courses.

Other Information

Key Dates for 2017 Applications

Deadline for all applications:

  • 15th January 2017, however all late applications after 15th January will be considered
  • 25th February 2017 – Extra starts
  • 30 June 2017 - Applications received after this date (18:00 UK time) will we be entered into clearing
  • 4th July 2017 – Last date to apply in Extra

Please check the UCAS website for further information.

UCAS Details

Central College Institution Code: C32 

UCAS Contact Details



New Barn Lane,



GL52 3LZ

0870 1122211

For more information on applying through UCAS go to UCAS TV