Applying for post -16 courses in Cambridgeshire
How do I apply?
You apply direct to the school or college you are hoping to study at. You can apply to more than one centre or course.
The following providers will ask you to apply for courses using the electonic system, UCAS Progress - Search and Apply.
- All Cambridge post 16 providers inlcuding the UTC
- Huntingdon Regional College
- Hinchingbrooke School
- College of West Anglia
- Neale-Wade Academy
- Cromwell Academy
- Thomas Clarkson Academy
Peterborough Regional College and all Peterborough schools will also require applications to be send through the UCAS system.
If your school is not using UCAS Progress to send applications you can self-register on the site and send an individual application electronically.
Make sure you go along to open days/evenings to find out more about the courses available.
For all other providers in Cambridgeshire, please contact them directly or look at their websites for application details.
Which area is the school or college in?
Comberton Village College
Impington Village College
Cottenham 6th form
Hills Road 6th form
Long Road 6th form
Cambridge Regional College
Univeristy Technical College
College of West Anglia, Milton Campus
College of West Anglia, Kings Lynn
College of West Anglia, Isle Campus
Thomas Clarkson Academy
Cromwell Community College
Neale Wade Community College
Sir Harry Smith Community College
Sawtry Community College
St Ivo School
St Peter's School
Huntingdonshire Regional College
What happens next?
You will probably be asked to go for an interview.
What happens if I don't get accepted?
If you have applied to more than one post-16 centre, you will be considered for all your choices. If you are unsuccessful, you can apply for alternative options. You can talk to your careers co-ordinator or form tutor about your options and other choices.
When will I know if I've been accepted?
You will normally receive an offer of a place in the summer term. The offer may be conditional on you achieving certain grades in your GCSEs or other exams.
What if I change my mind?
Ideas do change and some people will want to change their course choices. Contact the provider you are applying to and speak to their admissions team, or contact an Information Adviser who will also be able to advise.
What if I don't make the conditions of my offer?
GCSE results are out on the 25th August 2016 and an adviser will be in school on that day to help you.
Remember to contact your post-16 centre immediately and they will also be able discuss your options.
What do I do if I leave my post 16 course early?
Sometimes students decide not to continue with their chosen subjects in yr 12. If this is the case there are options:
- If you apply for a different subject at the same level, you will probably be able to start a new 2 year course without any financial implications.
- If you apply for the same subject area and the same level of study then there is likely to be a financial implication for the final year of the 2 year course.
- You could apply for:
A one year course.
A job with training.