How to Apply to Study with Exeter College

Choosing to apply to study with an Ofsted Outstanding Exeter College is an exciting step for any potential student. However, the process of getting that application in can feel much more daunting than it needs to be, and we’re here to help. Here are our top tips to help you get your application in early and take any worries off your mind.  

Find the right course for you 

Exeter College has loads of study options for different types of learners. Courses are available from Level 1 all the way through to degree level study. Students who are considering options following school can choose to study A Levels, BTECs, Apprenticeships and, from 2020, the government’s brand new T Levels; a technical-based qualification that prepares students for industry with practical skills and knowledge.  

Requesting a School Leavers’ Course Guide is a great way to find out about the full range of courses we offer and our complete course search can help you find more details online.  

Register for an Open Event 

Our all college Open Events are a great chance to discover what life is like studying at Exeter College. You can find out about the courses you’re interested in, meet lecturers and discover the extra-curricular activities on offer. Register for your place now and make sure to read up on what to expect at an Open Event.  

Submit your application form 

Once you’ve decided that Exeter College is the right place for you and you know which course(s) you’d like to study, it’s time to submit your application.  

You can apply online directly and receive an immediate acknowledgement of your application. You can also download and complete a form before returning it to the college to look over.  

Applying early means you’re more likely to get an early interview and secure your place at Exeter College before you focus on your exams.  

Attend an interview 

Once you have applied we will invite you for an interview to discuss your chosen course(s) or Apprenticeship and discuss any additional support you may require. Your interview isn’t anything to stress about and will provide you with a chance to go over any questions you might have regarding your application.  

After your interview you will be offered a conditional place at college which could depend on your GCSE or other exam results, or whether you find an employer if you’re looking for an Apprenticeship.  

Changed your mind?

If you change your mind about your course choices following interview then don’t worry. You can make changes by emailing or talk to our College Advice Team for guidance on 01392 400600 or  

Take your first steps now 

Remember to apply as soon as possible to ensure you get an early interview and start your journey to studying with us.