Enrolment 2020

We know that this year you may be concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on your studies. But we want to assure you that there is a place for you at Doncaster College.

We are very excited to welcome you onto campus as soon as it is safe to do so, and we will support you all the way through this next stage of your studies and remind you that we’re still here for you during lockdown if you’re in need of any help.

Due to restrictions around social distancing, enrolment at Doncaster College looks a bit different for 2020, as all enrolments will be done online.  But, please do not panic if you do not have the facilities to enrol online at home, check out the instructions below on how we can get you enrolled.

We have put together some simple steps that you’ll need to take to enrol on to your chosen course, if at any time you have any issues with these you are able to contact the admissions team via email on central.admissions@don.ac.uk.

Your Enrolment Journey

We suggest that you apply with an email address that you regularly check and have access to (please do not use your school one) and ensure all details are accurate (spelling, phone numbers etc) as we will keep in touch with you by either email and phone or in some instances by post if there are any updates or problems with your application or enrolment.

Step 1 – Head to our website and apply for your chosen course

Step 2 – Your new Course Tutor will contact to discuss your application and find out a bit more about you

Step 3 – Once you’ve had your chat, you will receive an invitation (from early August) inviting you to enrol online

Step 4 – Check out our September Starts page on the website as this will give you information about tasks you will need to complete over the summer period

Step 5 – You will be sent a link to the Colleges Pre-Induction site which will give you all the information about College such as how to access your emails, how to use Microsoft Teams, etc

Step 6 – Complete your online enrolment and upload your student photo and any other documents we may need. You’ll then receive a congratulations and welcome email

Step 7 – Submit/upload your GCSE results from 20 August (GCSE Results Day)

Step 8 – You will be sent information regarding your start date at College

Step 9 – Attend your first day and collect your ID card

What is Enrolment?

Enrolment is the final stage of the steps you need to complete to become a Student at Doncaster College.

Enrolment is where we check, confirm and update your personal information, and finalise the course you will be doing against your exam results.

All students are required to enrol at the start of each academic year but what you need to do is different depending on if you are new student or returning student.

In order to enrol, you MUST have applied first. If you haven’t applied yet, don’t worry you can still apply.

Online Enrolment

To ensure that you receive your online enrolment invite if any details have changed since you applied, it is important that you contact our Admissions Team to update your records – call 01302 553553. We need to ensure that we have up-to-date email, phone and address details, so that you receive our updates and instructions to enrol.

We will be sending emails and texts to share important information, login details and the enrolment process over the next few weeks, so please ensure that you check your Spam and Junk filters and folders to ensure you don’t miss any messages.

Returning students

Returning students will be automatically enrolled to your next course – this will be based on your progression meeting which was undertaken during the last term at College.

We will need you to confirm your enrolment once you start back at College and we will provide further information about the steps you will need to do shortly.

What Fees Do I Need to Pay?

Fee Categories What you will pay Evidence Required
Aged 16-18 If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on the 31st August 2020 you will not have any course fees to pay. You may be required to pay a materials fee for some courses. Please see your enrolment information to check if this applies to you. Your Date of Birth.
Aged over 19 If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August 2020 course fees will apply. In certain circumstances these fees can be reduced or paid in full on your behalf.
Subsidies Funding – For Level 1 or 2 Courses only If you are aged over 19; unemployed but seeking employment, enrolling onto a course to help you get back into work and receiving certain benefits you may be eligible to have your fees paid. Please see the table below for the list of benefits we accept. National Insurance number plus evidence of your benefits i.e. Award letter if less than 3 months old from the date of enrolment or bank statement less than 1 month old from the date of enrolment.
Level 1 Progression funding If you are aged 19-23 and intend to study a level 2 qualification but require an additional step (a Level 1 qualification) you will be eligible to have your fees paid for your Level 1 course. Self-declaration form signed by you at the time of enrolment.
Level 2 Entitlement If you are aged 19-23, enrolling onto a full level 2 qualification and do not already hold a full level 2 qualification you will be eligible to have your fees paid. Self-declaration form signed by you at the time of enrolment.
Level 3 Entitlement If you are aged 19-23, enrolling onto a full level 3 qualification and do not already hold a full level 3 qualification you may be eligible to have your fees paid. Self-declaration form signed by you at the time of enrolment.
Level 3 courses If you are over 19 and already hold a full level 3 qualification. You may be entitled to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan. If you wish to choose this funding option, you must apply for the loan before you come to enrol. Staff will check the status of your loan application on the Advanced Learner Loan portal when you come to enrol.
Low wage flexibility Low wage flexibility may apply if the learner is eligible for co-funding and earns less than £17004.00 annual gross salary. Evidence includes wage slip within 3 months of learner’s start date or current employment contract which states gross monthly/annual wages. Gross monthly wage no more than £1417.00

Relevant documents:

List of benefits accepted for fee waiver:

 If you are aged over 19; unemployed but seeking employment, enrolling onto a course up to and including Level 2 to help you get back into work and receiving certain benefits you may be eligible to have your fees waived.  Please see below for the list of benefits we accept.

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance (note: part-time courses only)
  • Council Tax Support Scheme (was Council Tax Benefit) (must not be single occupancy discount)
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Guardian’s Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Death Benefit Pensions Scheme
  • Industrial Injuries Benefit
  • Maternity Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (was Disability Living Allowance)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • ‘Staying Put’ Allowance from Local Authority
  • War Widow’s or War Widower’s pension
  • Widow’s Pension
  • Widowed Parent’s Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (Not Child Tax Credit)

Please Note: Benefits can only be accepted where the learner is the direct claimant or a joint claimant and not a dependent.

Low wage Income

This may apply if you are eligible for co-funding and you earn less than £17004.00 annual gross salary (before tax and national insurance)

Direct Enrolments

Direct enrolment courses are generally full-cost short courses that do not require an interview or assessment. Most of these courses do not carry any fee remission regardless of circumstances.

You can be enrolled straight on to these courses by either phone, post or visiting Student Services and the course fees are payable at the time of enrolment.

For credit/debit card payments or if you are unsure which fees to pay, please call the Course Information & Enrolment team on Freephone 0800 358 7575.

Please ensure sure you have the relevant credit/debit card details along with your personal details such address, NI number and contact details.  If the credit/debit card is registered to someone else, please ensure you have their permission and the address details for where the card is registered.

If you have any queries regarding enrolment, please do not hesitate to contact us on Freephone 0800 358 7575.