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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions we’re asked. If you can’t find an answer here, please email us at guidance@preston.ac.uk or give us a call on 01772 225517.

When does the application process open?

It’s already open! Year 11 students can now submit an application to the College by visiting www.preston.ac.uk/apply or clicking the APPLY NOW button at the top right of the page.

When will I have my college interview?

College interviews are currently taking place face to face, but there is an option to have your interview via Zoom, if you prefer. You will receive an invitation to your interview with all the details on. We want to confirm we will continue to interview all applicants this academic year to ensure you get the support and IAG you need to take you through to starting college. If you have any questions about your interview email the applications team at applications@preston.ac.uk.

What if I am not sure which course I want to study?

If you are unsure on the course you want to study then you can speak to one of our careers advisors who will be able to advise you on the options available. You can get in touch via email to guidance@preston.ac.uk or call us on 01772 225517. Once you are offered place at interview you can change your course going forward by emailing applications@preston.ac.uk

I’m worried I may not get the grades for my course?

We are here to help and will do all we can to make sure you get onto the correct level of course. If you would like to discuss your options please call 01772 225774 and we will talk you through the levels of course and entry criteria.

I’ve heard you are running a Year 11 call centre where parents or students can call for advice?

Our after school drop in service runs every Wednesday during term-time from 3:30–6pm. Parents or students are welcome to call 01772 225774 and speak to a member of our friendly schools team who will answer your questions and provide advice about college and the application process.

I receive support at school and would like to talk with your SEND department.

The Learner Support team aim to provide a supportive platform for all learners to reach their goals. If you would like to talk through your potential support needs you can book an appointment by calling 01772 225328 or email transition@preston.ac.uk

Once I receive my GCSE results, how do I enrol?

Prior to receiving your results we will send you an online enrolment account where you can accept your place and check all your personal details. On GCSE results day you will be able to log back into your account and upload a picture of your results certificates. From there we will enrol you and then send confirmation via text and email. Further details will be sent to you once you have finished Year 11.

Over summer you will have the opportunity to complete processes such as bursary applications and this will save you time on GCSE results day. If you need to speak with Student Services, SEND, or the bus pass team then you can do this by calling 01772225656. Throughout July and August we are on hand to answer any queries. Email guidance@preston.ac.uk or call 01772 225774 and we can assist you with any college enquiries.

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