Application Support

Application and Admissions support

For support and advice with your application or course choice, you can call our friendly advisers on 0330 135 9000 or email

If you have the required qualifications for your course and a satisfactory reference, we can guarantee you will have a place at New City College.

You will receive an offer to study with us either when we receive your application or at your interview (if your course requires an interview). Your place on a course is confirmed at enrolment, which is held at all campuses at the end of August or the beginning of September.

Our full Admissions Process is available to download here

Everything you need to know about the application cycle (16 to 18-year-old students):

  • Attend a careers event at your school

    September onwards

    New City College attends information evenings, assemblies, careers fairs, parents’ evenings and workshops at our local schools where you can find out everything you need to know about courses and college life.

  • Subject research and selecting your course

    October onwards

    Start fully researching our courses, entry requirements, subject content and general information by browsing our website and looking at our prospectus.

  • Open Events

    October/November onwards

    Take the opportunity to visit our College campuses, meet our staff and students, view our facilities and find out more about the courses that we offer.

  • Complete your online application

    October/November onwards

    Make your application on our website. Ensure you have researched the course first as it is important that you choose a course that will suit you, your abilities and your future career aims.

  • Programme meetings

    January onwards

    Some courses require that you attend a programme meeting. These will be held at college and will provide you with information and advice about your study programme to ensure that you are choosing the right course, or selection of subjects for A Levels, for you.

  • GCSE Exams


    Study hard for your GCSEs so you will have the best chance of enrolling on the course you want. Our friendly advisors are available to speak to or email if you have any questions or queries at this time regarding your application. Call 0330 135 9000 or email

  • Applicant Taster Days


    During our Applicant Days, you will be able to sample taster lessons in your chosen courses. A Level students may also be able to attend sessions in other subjects that may be of interest to them. These days will also give you an opportunity to experience our friendly college campus atmosphere, look around our facilities and meet some of our teachers.

  • Exam Results


    You’ll need to bring your GCSE results with you when you come to enrol so that we can make sure that you have met any required entry grades and make sure that you join the course level that’s best for you.

    If you have not achieved the required grades for the course you have chosen, or if you wish to change your course, this can be discussed at enrolment, where we will try our best to offer you an alternative course.

    Call 0330 135 9000 or email for advice.

  • Enrolment

    August/Early September

    You will attend enrolment at the college to confirm your place on your chosen course. You should bring along your GCSE results.

    If you have not achieved the required grades for the courses you have chosen, you must attend enrolment to discuss any alternative course that the college can offer.

  • Induction

    Early September

    Induction marks the start of your college journey. You will meet your teachers and other students on your course, and discuss the commitment and standards expected of all our students, so that you have the very best chance of success.  You will find out about all the support you can access at college and your tutors and teachers will let you know how to access this support.

    During Induction you will also have a library and IT induction where you will be given your college login details and we will make sure you know how to access all the systems and apps you will need as an NCC student.

Application process for SEND students

Students are supported by the SENCO at their school to complete a permission form which is sent to the local authority.

  • The SEN department at the local authority will then send the college a formal consultation letter and a copy of the student’s EHCP and Annual Reviews.
  • The college SEND department then reviews this information and arranges interviews or an observation to help make the decision about whether the college can meet the student’s needs.
  • The college informs the local authority whether they can support the young person’s needs.
  • The student should also make an application to the college at the same time.

For more information on the support offered to SEND learners, see our Foundation Learning SEND pages here

If you would like to speak to someone about support for SEND students and the courses available, or if you need help with an application, you can contact our advice teams on 0330 135 9000.

  • Why Choose New City College?

    Have you ever wondered what the differences are between college and school? Here’s a useful breakdown for you:

    • Independence
      At New City College we encourage independent thinking and offer a learning environment which stretches and challenges you. You will stand out from the crowd.
    • You can explore the world with us
      There are so many ways to get a window to the world while you’re here. We have regular opportunities for overseas trips to experience work abroad as well as different cultures and experiences a stay in another country can give you. Many trips are at no cost to our students. Students have recently visited Thailand, China, the Netherlands and the United States.
    • You will get more than a qualification with us
      From kickboxing to Debating Society, you will be spoilt for choice here with numerous enrichment activities and a range of speakers, trips and events. Specialist activities such as our Medics programme prepare you for higher level study.
    • Award-winning Learning Companies
      Our courses are designed to provide you with practical hands-on training and real-life experiences. You will work on real-life projects and briefs for real business clients. Our Learning Companies offer you as a student, the opportunity to manage a business as a central part of your studies, and to earn real money! We run a number of businesses across our curriculum, all with the aim of giving students real experience of working with real clients, delivering real projects and making money. You run the companies, with support from your teachers, getting great work experience which you can put on your CV, to help stand out from the crowd!
    • A welcoming college
      We welcome students and staff from a wide diversity of backgrounds. As long as you are prepared to work hard and commit to the high standards of college life that we expect. We are continuously investing in ways to help all staff and students to develop their full potential.
    • Student Support
      You’ll always be supported while you’re here. Our students benefit from financial guidance, emotional, curriculum and employability support.