Ready to apply, or looking for more information before you start?


The application process can vary, depending on the type of the study programme. To makes things easier, we've separated this section by our different study options. Simply choose the one that is relevant to you to get all the information you need.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, talk to our friendly Admissions team today:

01235 216 216 | enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

1. Discover what you can do, online and in person

Find out more about what we do, what student life is like and how we can support you by browsing the School Leavers page or visiting us at one of the many events we hold throughout the year.

2. Search for a course and apply

Found a course you like? Simply tap Apply on the course page - this will take you to our registration portal where you will provide further details and secure your place.

You can apply for a School Leaver course at any point in the year. If you apply from mid-October onwards, you will be enrolled for the following academic year starting in September, unless you are entering into one of our specialist programmes (i.e. Gateway) where start dates vary.

3. We’re here if you need us

Depending on how early you apply for a course, you may not hear from us regularly until closer to our enrolment days in July/August. Don't worry - we haven't forgotten you!

If you have any questions about your application, or have since changed your mind, contact our Admissions Team as soon as you can:

01235 216 400 | enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

4. Interview and accept offer

After applying, you will be invited to the college for an interview.

This is an opportunity to talk to the tutor in detail about your course, look around the College, and to finalise your suitability for the course you have chosen.

5. Welcome pack and enrolment

During August, you will be sent a pack through the post containing important information, key dates and times for your enrolment and welcome day, and what you will need to bring.

That will also include bringing your GCSE results. No matter how they went, we can help you find an option that works best for you.

And that's it...you're now a student of Abingdon & Witney College!

1. Discover what you can do, online and in person

Find out more about our part-time offer, the venues we run courses in and how we can support you by browsing the Part-time & Evening page or visiting us at one of the many events we hold throughout the year.

2. Think about and discuss support options

Do you require financial support or help with any other issues relating to studying? We want everyone to be able to access our services, whatever their circumstances.

You can find some support information here; however, we recommend also speaking to our Admissions Team before applying if you have any concerns at all:

01235 216 400 |
enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

3. Search for a course and apply

After searching for and finding a course, simply tap or click Apply on the course page and this will take you to our registration portal where you will provide further details to book your place.

Alternatively, you can drop in to one of our main campuses to apply, in Abingdon, Witney, Kidlington or The Union in Cowley, Oxford.

You can also speak to our Admissions Team directly to enrol:


01235 216 400 |
enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

4. Check your inbox or your letterbox

Once you're enrolled on a course, an email will be sent through to confirm receipt of payment and further details about the course. Make sure to check spam and junk folders too just in case.

In the event you do not have an email account set up, this would mean you have applied in person or over the phone as an email address is required when applying online. A letter will be sent to your corresponding home address instead.

5. The first class

To make sure the first session of the course runs smoothly, make sure you bring along all the items listed on the course page on the website (if any), and the documents listed in the confirmation email/letter (e.g. one form of ID).

Learners will also be required to fill in a separate enrolment form in their first session.

1. What is studying at Abingdon & Witney College like?

Explore our Undergraduate & Professional section and get a feel for what degree-level study is like at the College.

2. Think about support

We know it can be a big decision to journey into higher education. From careers advice to help with funding your studies, we’re here to help you make the process as easy as possible. You can explore our Support section, see what financial help there is or get in touch with our Admissions team, who can offer expert guidance.

01235 216 216 | enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

3. Choose a course

Starting from Level 4 HNCs through to ‘Top up’ degrees, we provide a variety of exciting options for undergraduates, for whatever you’re looking to achieve. Start your search here.

4. Apply with us or through UCAS

For Level 4-5 qualifications, such as HNCs/HNDs and Diplomas, you can apply directly through the College. Courses above this level require you to apply via UCAS – you can find the UCAS code you need to get started on the relevant course page.

5. Organise your funding

We recommend you organise your funding as soon as possible. If you've opted for a student loan, you'll need to apply direct to Student Finance England (it can take several weeks for your application to be processed). Some applicants will be studying through their employer – we will require proof of funding if this is the case.

6. Get ready to start

Once you are registered to start at Abingdon & Witney College, and that everything is approved and in place, you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the College undergraduate community, along with insights into your course and meeting tutors.

That’s it, you’re ready to start your studies with us!

1. Find an apprenticeship

There are several ways to find what apprenticeships are available on our website:

2. Speak to the Apprenticeship team

Whether you are a potential apprentice looking for an apprenticeship, or an employer who requires an apprentice for their organisation, the process starts by speaking to our Apprenticeship team.

They will go through your options, discuss what is realistic and what apprenticeships involve, and take it from there:

01235 216216 | apprenticeships@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

Terms of Admission

Here you can find useful documents relating to our admissions procedures, tuition fee structure and more:

Admissions Policy

Complaints Procedure

Fitness to Study Policy

Student Performance Management Disciplinary Policy

Tuition Fees Policy 2019-20