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How to apply

We’re delighted you’re interested in applying for a course at NULC!

Applying for full-time courses and apprenticeships

Step 1

  • Search for a course/apprenticeship or browse our list of courses/apprenticeships to find one that you would like to apply for.
  • Click on the course you want to apply for.
  • Click the apply button at the bottom of the course page
  • Complete the application form and click submit!

Alternatively download our application form, complete it and return it to: FREEPOST RSGE-RHCT-XYUJ Newcastle-under-Lyme College (Applications), Knutton Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2GB.

You should apply for a place between 1 October and 31 March.  Applications received after this date will still be considered but course places will be limited.

Step 2

We’ll contact you to invite your for an interview where you will meet our tutors and talk to them about the course to make sure it’s right for you.  You’ll then be offered a conditional place with us subject to your GCSE results.

Step 3

If you would like to accept you must confirm your place on the course.  You can do this by completing the online form, completing the form you were given in your interview or by calling us on 01782 254254.  Once you’ve accepted your place on the course, we’ll invite you to a NULC Experience event in June where you will find out more about life at NULC and meet people on your course.

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Applying/enrolling for a part-time course

Some of our part-time courses require you to complete an application form and, in some instances, attend an interview, but for other part-time courses you can enrol straight away either in person or via this website. Details of how to apply can be found for each course by using our Course Finder.

Before your enrolment can be accepted you will need to pay your fee as listed in the course information. You can pay by cash, cheque or credit/debit card, and for any course with a fee higher than £150 you can pay by instalments – just ask when you enrol.

Some courses require an interview. For these courses, you can apply online. Alternatively, you can download a part-time application form (link at the bottom of the page) and post it to: FREEPOST RSGE-RHCT-XYUJ Newcastle-under-Lyme College (Applications) Knutton Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2GB. We will then arrange a short interview for you.

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Applying for university courses

Courses run in Partnership with Staffordshire University

Applications for full-time Foundation degrees (Fds), Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/Ds) and Foundation Years run in partnership with Staffordshire University should be made via the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) -  Applications for part-time Foundation degrees (Fds), Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/Ds) can be made by clicking 'Apply' in the relevant course.

Alternatively, you can request more information from the Information Point, call 01782 254254 or email

Courses run by Newcastle-under-Lyme College

For other higher level courses you can apply online. Details of how to apply can be found by searching for a course or browsing our list of courses.

Pop into the Information Point at our Knutton Lane campus or call 01782 254254 or email for further advice between 8am–5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am–4.30pm on Fridays.

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Applying for the Academy of Sport

Step 1

You will need to apply for a full-time course by completing our application form.

Step 2

Once you have applied for a full-time course, you're ready to apply to join the Academy of Sport.

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Applying for the Andy Griffin Football Academy

Find out more about our Andy Griffin Football Academy and apply!

Applying for an Access to HE course

Step 1 – Apply online for the Access to HE course.

Step 2 – Attend the introductory assessment session, bringing with you all qualifications that you currently hold.

Step 3 – Enrol on to a Return to Learn course (whole course is 15 hours).

Step 4 – If you successfully complete the Return to Learn course you will be invited to progress on to the Access to HE course.


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