Full-time courses

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When should i apply for a full time course?

For full-time courses starting week commencing 26 August 2019, applications will open from 16th January 2019. 

Our admissions procedures aim to treat everyone who applies fairly so, if you meet the entry qualifications for the course, and we have places available, we'll offer you an interview. Our professional and supportive teaching staff will guide you through the interview process and selection will be based on your performance at interview and any other selection criteria where appropriate. You'll find details of entry qualifications and selection criteria on the course information pages.

What if I'm Applying for More Than One Course?

Choose up to 2 courses and list your choices in order of preference — we’ll start with your first choice when considering your application. If this is unsuccessful, or the course is full, we’ll move on to your second choice. This gives everyone a better chance of securing their first choice course. 

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:

  • Complete the application form
  • Book an interview date and time (Interviews will begin from February for August start courses).
  • View your course choices.
  • Accept or decline any offers.
  • Pre-Enrol. 

You’ll be asked a number of questions when completing you application, such as:

If you are a UK National and have lived in Scotland all your life: This helps us determine what your eligibility might be for course fees and funding.

Qualifications you have or are working towards: If you don’t have the minimum entry requirements we’ll refer your application to the Curriculum Team to decide whether to progress with your application.  Therefore, ensure you include relevant work experience and a personal statement.

Personal statement: This is so that you can - in your own words - tell us a bit about yourself, why your chosen course(s) interest you and why you’re suitable for the course(s).  We recommend that you prepare your personal statement in advance, then simply paste it into the application form.

We’ll ask you to disclose any disability for example a mental health condition, learning difficulty or physical impairment. Your answers are treated confidentially and will be shared with our Learning Support team who’ll consider how to support you.

You’ll also be asked about whether you are care experienced, or have responsibilities as a young carer.  Your answers are treated confidentially and will be shared with our Student Advisors who will provide a named advisor for you to contact for help.

For further information on the support we provide please visit our support page

What if I Can't Apply Online?

We can help you complete a paper application. Call Student Services.

So I've Booked My Interview, What Happens Now?

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. For design courses, you might also be asked to show a portfolio or examples of your work.

If you cannot attend your interview contact Student Services.

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.  Also because we make offers as we go along, the course might be full by the time you attend.  If this happens we’ll 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 progress your application in date order and 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 when you accept your offer 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.

When you accept your Definite Offer you can then Pre Enrol.  You must Pre Enrol within 4 weeks of accepting your Definite Offer.  If you don't Pre Enrol we'll cancel your offer.

Induction information will be sent to you 4-6 weeks before the course starts.  Further information can be found here.

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 course, or invite you for an interview to discuss your options. If you meet the entry requirements but don’t receive any offers, we’ll also put you in touch with our Careers Advisors, who’ll advise you 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 progress 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 MyApplications account.

If you have any questions, contact Student Services

Find Out More

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

Funding

  • Once you receive an offer you can apply for funding.  Funding applications are usually available in April. 
  • Students on an HNC/D/Diploma/Degree course can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
  • Students on an NC/NQ/NPA/City and Guilds/Access course will be sent an email from April.
  • Apply as early as you can to ensure that your funding is in place for the start of the course.

For further information on funding please visit our Funding Section

For further information on learning support please visit our Learning Support Section

Student Services Contact Details;

Telephone – 0141 375 5191

Email – applications@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Address – Floor 2, City Campus, 190 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RF