Part-time courses

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When should I apply for a part-time course?

For part-time courses starting in September 2018, applications will open from 17th January 2018.

What if I can't apply online?

We can help you complete a paper application. Call Student Services on 0141 375 5193.  You can also come and speak to us in person at our City Campus, Glasgow or email studentservices@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

What happens when I apply?

You'll be asked to complete a simple registration process to create your account. You'll need a current email and we'll use this to contact you throughout the admissions process. Once you’ve set this up, you can:
•    View your course choices.
•    Accept or decline any offers.
For most part-time courses if you meet the entry qualifications and we have places available, we'll offer you a place for the course.  Some courses may require an interview.

How will I recieve an interview date?

You’ll receive an email confirming the date, time and location, plus what you’ll you need to bring, e.g. a copy of your qualifications. 

What else should I know about the interview?

We've only a limited number of places on each course and we only offer interview times if there are still places available. This means that you may need to wait for an interview date if we're still processing the outcomes of previous interviews.  If you can’t attend your interview date, the course might be full by the time you attend.  We will make every effort to let you know before you attend interview. However, more interview dates sometimes become available if people don't turn up or do not accept their offer. Please bear this in mind — we'll get to you as quickly as we can.

What happens next?

If you get a place on your first choice course, we’ll automatically cancel your second choice to give others a chance. If your first choice course is full, we’ll let you know and put you on the waiting list. We’ll then progress to your second choice and let you know the decision on each choice. If both your choices are full, we may offer you an alternative course. Sometimes if a course is full and you've had a successful interview we may offer you a reserve place. This means that you're top of the list if someone else drops out.

So what should I do after receiving my offer?

Once you receive an offer, you must accept or decline within two weeks. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll cancel the offer. If you want to cancel or withdraw your application, please contact Student Services.

What if I change my mind?

If you no longer want your place, or wish to change to another course area, contact us immediately. Please don't make any more applications — this may delay your progress.

How will I know if I’m not successful?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a course, we’ll let you know. We may offer you an alternative, or invite you for an interview to discuss your options. If you meet the requirements but don’t receive any offers, we’ll also put you in touch with our Careers Advisors, who’ll advise what to do next.

What if all my course choices are full?

If one of your course choices is full, we'll put you on the waiting list and activate your second choice. If all your course choices are full and you want to be considered for something else or need advice, please contact us.

Who should I speak to if I’m not sure about anything?

You can track the progress of your application by logging in to your college account. If you have any questions, call Student Services.

What about fees?

We will discuss funding options when you accept your offer.  If you're employed and studying a part-time course, you'll be expected to pay tuition fees and any other costs, such as exam fees. The fee is shown on the course information page.
However, some students may qualify for a part time fee grant from SAAS or an ITA through Skills Development Scotland.  If you are on a low income or receive benefits, you may get help with fees. Check our Funding Finder to see what help you're entitled to and where to get it.  

Find out more

To get information on student funding and finance, check our Funding Finder.

To find part-time courses, browse our course directory.