How to Apply and Enrol
Once you've decided on a course that you'd like to do, please complete our online application form. Please ensure you use Internet Explorer, not Google Chrome to apply online.
If you're still unsure as to what you want to study, you can book an appointment to see one of our qualified careers advisers at firstname.lastname@example.org, who are based at both our Dartford and Gravesend campuses, or by calling 0800 074 1447.
If you're applying for an undergraduate higher education programme, please apply via UCAS, or for a HNC complete our online application form.
Alternatively you can browse the courses on our website by course area or use our course finder.
If you are currently in year 11, then you may also be able to apply online through Kent Choices 4 U.
When to Apply
The online application for September 2017 is now open.
We would advise you to apply for your September 2017 course as soon as possible, as some course places are limited and we don’t want you to miss out. However, you can apply up until the start of the course and we can be flexible to try to meet your requirements, if necessary.
What happens after you submit your application form?
- Once you have applied you will receive a letter detailing a time and date for an interview and what you will need to bring with you
- Your interview letter is usually sent within approximately 2 weeks of receiving your application form, but it could take longer depending on the time of year – interviews start after October half term, so if you apply prior to this, expect an interview date after 1st November 2016.
- After your interview, you will receive a letter from us detailing an offer. Your offer ultimately depends on your GCSE results, which you will need to bring with you to enrolment. We offer courses that start at entry level, so if you don’t quite make the grades you expected, don’t worry, there’ll still be options for you.
- College can provide bursaries for low income households. You should however, apply for financial support as early as possible, so that your application can be assessed and we can let you know the outcome before you enrol (for more information on financial support please click here
- You will receive a letter in the summer inviting you to enrol on your course on the week that follows the last bank holiday in August, with a specific date and time. Bring your GCSE results with you to enrolment.
Enrolment is the process of making you a fully-fledged NKC student. Below are the steps that we will take to enrol you when you come in at the end of August:
- Meet your tutor and other students. We will ensure that post GCSEs, you will be entered into the correct level given your results. You can ask any questions and be given your lesson timetable
- Complete enrolment forms and get information on term dates
- Your enrolment information will be added to our student database
- Pay your fees. If there are fees attached to your course you will need to pay these. If you require financial assistance with your payments you will need to have completed a Student Financial Support form prior to enrolment. – Find out more about eligibility here.
- You'll have your photo taken for your new College ID card once you've had your form stamped. Your ID card will allow you access to the Dartford Campus turnstiles, learning technology facilities and printing facilities. It is also a form of identification whilst you are with us.
- You'll then officially be a student at the College! Next step is the first day of term, congratulations and welcome you are officially now a North Kent College student!
What Do I Need To Bring To Enrolment?
In order to complete your enrolment you will need to have the following with you:
- 2016 College ID card or Identification such as Passport, Driving Licence or Birth Certificate
- Payment for material fees in full
- National Insurance Number
- Completed Learner Support Fund/Bursary application form if applicable with supporting income evidence (available here)
- Relevant Certificates of qualifications already attained
Students aged 16-18
- GCSE exam results slips with grades and point scores
- If you have applied and been awarded financial support please bring your award letter with you.
Students aged 19 or over
If you are paying and your fees are over £300 and your course is longer than 12 weeks:
- At least 25% deposit for course fees (if applicable)
- Bank Account Details if not paying in full
If your company is paying
If you are applying for fee remission on eligible courses only
- Up to date proof of being in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) (Up to date proof is defined as a letter from the benefits agency dated no more than 3 months prior to the course commencement)
If you are 24 and over studying for a Level 3 or above eligible course or HE Course
- Confirmation letter from Student Loans Council if they are providing an Advanced Learning Loan/HE student Loan
Please note if you do not bring your payment, ID and (if applicable) evidence of benefits, you will not be able to complete your enrolment and you may lose your place.
Induction Week will be the first week you’re officially at college and aims to help you to settle in before you get stuck into your course. Induction Week includes:
- Receiving your official timetable (if not already received at enrolment) Getting your Student Handbook (which covers everything you need to know about NKC)
- Tour of the College
- Introduction to the Learning Technology Centre and careers team
- Introduction to the Students’ Union and class reps
- Introduction to Moodle and online resources