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How to Apply

Applying to study with us is simple. Use the guides and links on this page to get started on your journey.

School Leavers and Further Education

You can apply quickly and easily online. Simply find the course you’re interested in on our website and click the apply button on that page. Alternatively, you can download an Application Form (PDF) – this can be edited directly on your device, then saved and emailed to centraladmissions@don.ac.uk

If you are unsure which course level to apply for please do not worry. Once we have received your application we will double check to ensure you are applying at the right level.

1.     Conditional Offer

After submitting your application to study for a full time course you will receive a conditional offer of a place to study with us.

2.     Tutor Appointment

This is a meeting with a tutor where they can find out more about you and you can ask any questions you may have regarding the course and studying at College. This is also the opportunity for the tutor to discuss the course level with you.

3.     Summer Taster

You will be invited in for a summer taster session which is a sample of the course you have chosen to study. It will give you a better idea regarding your course, give you the opportunity to meet your tutor again and also meet other students who may be on your course.

4.     Enrolment

If you are given an offer you will be invited to an enrolment day in August when you will also be asked to bring evidence you meet the conditions of your offer which could include exam results.

If at any time you have any queries regarding your application please do not hesitate to contact the Centralised Admissions Team on 01302 553886.

5.     Careers Support

If you are unsure which course will suit you or would like to discuss the career progression of your chosen course please do not hesitate to contact our Careers Team on 01302 553805 or 01302 558231.

6.     Additional information

Please note, when you apply we ask all students if they have a ‘relevant’ criminal conviction, this includes cautions but does not include warnings, reprimands or speeding fines. The information is used to assess whether the course is right for you and to protect both you and the other students. Please be assured, declaring a conviction is not automatically a barrier to studying at College.

If you require any Additional Learning Support (ALS) please remember to include this in your application.

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University Level

Our range of courses, validated by partners including Sheffield Hallam University, University of Hull, and University of Lincoln, …

For Undergraduate programmes, you will apply via Ucas or a Part-Time Undergraduate Application form.

For Postgraduate programmes, you will apply via our Postgraduate and Professional application form.

When browsing our courses, instructions on how to apply will be provided on the page when you click apply.

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Step 1 – Find an employer

You’ll need to secure employment with an employer as an Apprentice. Our Apprenticeships team can assist you, and you can find a list of all current local Apprenticeship vacancies on our Apprenticeships page.

Step 2 – Apply online

After securing a position, you’ll need to apply for the relevant Apprenticeship programme. Your employer may already have this, or you may need to choose with them and our Apprenticeships team. Contact our Apprenticeships team if you need any assistance.

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