College Applications

We appreciate the stress and anxiety which the announcement regarding school closures and the cancellation of this summer’s GCSE examinations must have caused you. We just want to reassure you that we are with you every step of the way as you move into your post 16 courses, apprenticeships or jobs.

We have been in contact with all the local Post-16 providers who have asked us to reassure you they are still able to process applications and will be in contact with you directly in due course.

Please note the important information from Post-16 providers included in the document group below and on this page, which will be updated as and when we receive advice and guidance from the providers.

College Applications Updates

KS4 to KS5 Transition Information for Year 11 Students (LCC)

LCC - Year 11 Preparation for continued study of English, Maths & Science

These Lancashire County Council documents give you advice about your next steps with regards to Functional Skills, T Levels, Apprenticeships and A levels. Please ensure that you read these documents.


Messages From KGV College and Southport College

Southport College’s 1st ever virtual open event launches Wednesday 10th June from 10.00am.  
With recent events putting a temporary halt to college visitors, the college have had to find new and innovative ways to show students their fantastic facilities and introduce you to their friendly and supportive staff.

The Virtual Open Event mixes fabulous 360’ photography of all facilities, (all shot on a state of the art single camera during lockdown) and video messages from staff (recorded as selfies at home), with an interactive experience allowing you to find out all about the courses on offer and apply on line instantly.  You start at “reception”, then select the course you are interested in and zoom from one area of the college to another, all without leaving your home.

The virtual open event is ideal for any Year 11’s who are still deciding on their plans for September and for Year 10’s who may have missed out on a taster day and want to start the planning process.  It will be available to visitors throughout June and you are of course welcome to “visit” as many times as you like – ideal if you want to have a look first and then share the great course you’ve found with a parent or friend.

To access the virtual event click on the link on the Southport College home page from 10.00am on Wednesday 10th June.

Contact with Students

Over the past few weeks tutors have been trying to contact students who have applied to Southport and/or KGV to arrange telephone interviews for those who haven’t yet had an interview. Tutors are initially sending an email and then also trying to call all the numbers they have on the students application form.
Quite a lot of tutors are struggling to contact some of the students as emails are not being read and telephone calls not answered.
Can Year 11 students please look out for emails from college tutors - maybe check junk folder regularly just in case. If you do receive a telephone call from a withheld number or a number you don’t recognise, this could be the tutor calling you.
If you have any questions about your application, haven’t heard from a tutor for an interview or just need to talk to someone at college you can email the following, 

Southport – or

Applied Criminology A Level Equivalent 

KGV are very excited to tell you that, from September 2020, they will be offering Applied Criminology A Level Equivalent. This interesting and highly engaging course combines elements of law and psychology, to give a really good insight into the world of Criminology.
Please see the leaflets below for more information about the course modules and potential progression routes. If you would like to include Criminology in your study programme, all you need to do is email 
If you haven’t applied to KGV but would now like to do so, then a PDF application form is also included below.

Applied Criminology A Level Equivalent


Runshaw College

Enrolment Portal

Runshaw College have opened their Enrolment Portal. The college have done this to try and provide Year 11 students with some certainty and reassurance in these strange times. Each applicant has been sent their unique Runshaw Student ID which they can use to enrol, and applicants will also be able to use this ID to access all Year 11 bridging materials and webpages. 
The Enrolment process will work in 2 stages:

1. Enrolment will enable Year 11 students to confirm a place at the college (a figurative chair with their name on it!), this will run until and including GCSE results day.

2. Enrolment Confirmation will take place from GCSE results day onwards, when with their grades students specify what they’d like to study (where their chair will go!).

Year 11 Virtual Offer Holders VIP Event

This event allows students the chance to explore your next steps in more detail, and in your own time, whilst also allowing you the chance to interact live with key people from your courses.

It is a registration only event so please sign up to the events as soon as possible. There is a slim chance that Runshaw might have to limit the live event numbers, and if they do, they will work on a first come first served basis. Be quick and make sure you sign up!

Year 11 - Your Place is Safe

Runshaw College have just completed the creation of a ‘landing’ page on their website for Year 11 students which has advice on it and will be regularly updated with subject specific materials. Their advice is to try and visit the website link at least once a week:

They also request that you check your emails regularly for changes, updates and advice regarding your application.

Runshaw have also published their reading list for Year 11 students to begin preparation for their next phase of study.  They will be adding to this daily, so please check for updates!

Exciting Links For Year 11 Students

Runshaw College Heads of Department have contacted students applying for courses in their area by email, giving them their contact details and further useful links and work.

The college will also be hosting a Virtual Event in early June for Year 11 students and details will be added here once they are known.

Year 10 #FutureReady: A Year 10 Virtual Event

Year 10 students are invited to the Runshaw College #FutureReady: A Year 10 Virtual Event on Monday 22nd June

See what your next steps after High School might look like:

  • Access exclusive content about the college
  • See what our students and teachers have to say about their courses
  • Take a 3D tour of our facilities
  • And much more!

Please note that the college may have to restrict numbers for this event, and if this does happen they will prioritise students who registered the earliest, so please be quick!

To register for the event please visit the Runshaw College website HERE

#FutureReady: A Year 10 Virtual Event


West Lancashire College Update

West Lancashire are in the process of creating a ‘New Applicant’ webpage on their website, which should go live on Thursday 26th March. This will include useful information for applicants and also provide links to information sent out via email.

The college have written (either by email or letter) to those students who have already applied and had an interview and to those who were awaiting interview.
They have also sent an email regarding Career Coach (copy included in the document group above). Students can access this from home and can get started on their CVs and also carry out research on the career they are interested in.

The college are also still taking and processing applications, students can still apply and the college will process applications and liaise directly with the student with regard to their place in college. If any students need help with their application or changed their course choice they can email

The college will also provide advice and guidance during enrolment with their Student Services Team.

The college are also available online to answer any question or query studnets may have over this uncertain time – they are here to help.

The college curriculum teams will also be sending through useful links and research projects to the Admissions team to send out to applicants over the next few weeks. 

You can access the West Lancashire College website HERE

West Lancs College Newsletter

Support at West Lancashire College

West Lancs College Admissions Update May 2020


Myerscough College Update

The college are holding Virtual Open Mornings, the next one is planned for Saturday 6th June and students can still apply online.

The central Admissions and Marketing function has sent a range of communications directly to applicants (relating to their applications), trying to keep them up to speed with things like accommodation bookings, financial support and enrolment information. Individual departments are also putting together a series of interventions for their Year 11 applicants, including curriculum and careers-based activities along with some elements of pre-teaching to keep students engaged.

All applicants should keep a close eye on the college social media channels where departments are posting examples of additional learning activities alongside their core online teaching via their VLE.  Finally, they have LiveChat facilities on their website seven days per week (for students, parents and teachers) plus online careers advice sessions and engagement in other online careers events.

Myerscough College are still accepting applications for September.

For all general application enquiries students should email

For further information regarding applications you can access the Myerscough College website HERE


Preston's College Next Steps

Year 10 Taster Days

Preston's College are now filming taster videos on their campus and from Monday 22nd June they will be putting out the registration link  for Year 10s to sign up. The college will also be emailing all Year 10s who attended their March open event. The site will go live on Monday 6th July for students to access and all students who have registered will be sent their link. The short videos filmed in the college will give a good insight into what the college have to offer and also the facilities.

A new Careers Coach platform is now fully operational for Years 10 and 11 students to access information on Courses, Careers and CV building. To access Career Coach please click here . You can also view the prospectus and full range of courses here.  


Enrolment for the majority of students will be virtual this year. The college are starting communications with prospective learners, and from Monday 29th June the college will be sending each learner a link to their registered email where they can log in and update all their personal details and accept their place on the chosen course. On GCSE results day students will then be able to login and upload their GCSE results and complete their enrolment. Staff will be on site over the enrolment period and some learners with SEND requirements and students who don’t have internet access may have to come in and enrol. College will work with these learners to ensure the enrolment process is a smooth transition. College will be sending all prospective learners an enrolment guide also on the 29th June with the step by step process and this should allow students to enrol without any issues.

The college will of course be available as always by phone on 01772225774 or by emailing

September Start

Within the enrolment guide sent out to prospective learners will be a letter from the college principal that explains the induction process to new learners and the approach for students starting in September. All students will receive the induction information once they are enrolled along with their timetable.

Update Monday 18th May 

The newsletter included below has been sent to all Year 11 students that have been offered a place starting in September 202 and all students should have received their Sprint Start links to their chosen course. Sprint Start is designed to give an introduction from the tutors but also has pre course information and engaging activities with a few competitions along the way.
The college still have on hand Level 6 Careers Guidance advisors who will also be available for any applicant unsure of their next steps. An appointment can be booked by emailing This service is offered to any Year 11 students that perhaps have still not applied or made their mind up about what they want to study in September.
The college Careers Resource Platform is now LIVE and fully operational for Years 10 and 11 students to access information on Courses, Careers and CV building. To access Career Coach please click HERE
The college are now up to date with all Year 11 College Interview and they will continue to offer this service to any new applicants over the next few months.
The college are now starting to look at enrolment and how this will be carried out in line with Government advice. All students will receive an enrolment guide via email and to their home address over summer giving them dates and times to enrol. 

Preston's College Newsletter

From Monday 30th March the college are offering a drop in service where parents and students can ring up between 3.00 and 5.00pm with any concerns about College courses, careers or just general questions about College life. They are here to help and want students to feel they have the best possible service even in these unprecedented times. The number is 01772 225774 and this will be emailed and text to all applicants.

The college are working hard with their Curriculum tutors to put things in place for prospective students where they can access work and materials to prepare for College life. These will be uploaded to the College Canvas platform and all students will be emailed with how to access this.

The Visual Performing Arts team are planning one hour live sessions after Easter on social media platforms to engage with learners that have applied for College but also for anyone wanting to take part and will be running sessions on Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre.

The Careers Coach website is now fully operational for Years 9, 10 and 11 students to access information on Courses, Careers and CV building. To access Career Coach please click HERE


Newman College

Newman College have sent an email to all Year 11 students who have applied to the college and have been interviewed and/or accepted their conditional offer of a place. The email includes links to Newman course pages which now have suggested reading lists for their studies from the department heads.

Applicants can now access ‘Newman Beginnings’ which is a Microsoft Teams site providing access to material from all of the subjects studied at the college. New content, reading lists and other tasks are being added on a daily basis.

Newman College advise any students who may still be undecided on their choice of course and perhaps worried if they are going to get on their preferred course to contact them and talk to them  about their choices and options going forward if they are unsure.

Newman College are also still accepting applications so, if you know of anyone who has had a change of heart and is now considering Newman they should be encouraged to apply. The college will be conducting telephone interviews over the next few months.

You can apply online at

Don't hesitate to get in touch with Newman if you need any further information or guidance.

Please click on the links below and select your subject to find more information.

A Levels

BTEC Courses



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