Online Application Guide
Here is a step-by-step guide to making an
application via our online application system
1: Logging in
If you are making a new application, create
a new account by clicking on the New User button
and registering your details. If you have an application already in
process, enter your Username and Password in the relevant boxes and
click the Login button.
If you click the ‘save’ button at any point
during your application, you will be sent an email automatically.
This email will contain a reference number (your
Usercode) and a link back to the login page for
when you wish to return and complete your application.
If you forget your password, you can click
the ‘forgotten password’ link on screen and follow the instructions
to log in. If you forget your Username, you can log in by using
your Usercode instead. If you have any problems with logging in,
please contact Admissions on 01904 876598 and quote your
The form is broken up in to different pages
which are accessed from tabs at the top of the screen. Please move
through the form page by page and finish with your declaration.
There is also help text throughout the
application, simply hover the cursor over the blue question mark
symbols for the text to appear.
2: Registering your
If you are a new applicant, start by
entering your details and once finished, click the ‘Proceed’
button. If any mandatory fields have been missed, a message will
appear informing you which field(s) is missing. Please check that
your details are correct – if not, click ‘Amend User Details’ and
make the changes before clicking the ‘Save changes’ button. You can
also change your Password here.
If you have applied to more than one
programme, you can also access these by clicking the ‘View Previous
Actions’ button and selecting the appropriate application.
3: Entering your personal
This screen contains some mandatory fields
which must be completed before you can move on to the next screen,
these are marked with an asterisk (*). These include a question on
your Highest Qualification which you select
from a drop down list. The list of qualifications to choose from is
long and extensive. The entries in it can also be confusing but
they refer to the records we must return to the Higher Education
Statistics Agency so we need to adhere to them. For those with
Honours degrees, you need to select the entry near the bottom of
the list: UK first degree with honours. The reference to ‘first’
degree does not denote the classification of your degree only that
it is the first degree you have taken i.e. not a Masters
which would come afterwards.
4: Entering your
When entering your qualification dates, do
not worry if you cannot remember the exact day of the month you
took your exams – you can add the 1st of the month
instead. Please do not group qualifications together as one
entry e.g. 5 GCSE at grade C. You need to list them individually.
You may add up to 10 records - if you need to add more, please
upload further details on them
at the end of the application process.
If you are successful in receiving an
offer, remember that you will be asked for official
evidence of all qualifications that you enter on this
form. If you have misplaced or no longer have your
qualification certificates you will need to get replacements
from the relevant exam board or official confirmation
from your school/college. Do not enter a qualification
you are unable to produce official documentation for.
For part-time primary PGCE applicants, if
you have taken/or are taking a GCSE equivalent qualification, such
as through Equivalency Testing, we
may request further details about this before your application is
assessed. You may wish to upload certificates or further
information at the end of the application process – more help on
this can be found in section
8. We do not accept all equivalencies so please check with us
before you apply. Also be aware that you will need to produce
official evidence of your GCSEs at interview if you are
For some courses, you will be asked to
enter details on your first degree. If you do
not hold a degree or are applying for a post-experience programme,
you can enter N/A in each field in this section. If you have not
yet received your degree results, enter Pending and ask your
referee to provide a predicted degree class in your reference.
Please enter the main subject (or subjects)
you studied for your degree. Please enter each subject in a
separate field. If you are unable to remember every module or the
exact titles, please give an estimate of the areas you covered. If
you are applying for primary teaching courses, we need to identify
your specialist knowledge that is relevant to teaching subjects in
National Curriculum. You should include any skills courses such
as IT or statistics and modules that show your knowledge of
cross-curricular themes being developed in primary schools, such as
environmental education, community or citizenship, health
education, equality and diversity.
5: Entering your work/school
In this section you can enter any relevant
paid or volunteer work you have had, or in the case of PGCE
applications, any school classroom experience you have gained. You
can list up to 10 entries.
6: Entering your personal
In this section you can enter a statement
to support your application in no more than 1000 words. Some
programmes have a smaller word limit than this so please check what
is displayed on the screen. Include information (where relevant)
on: personal qualities, practical/life experiences, managing
people, communication skills, relevant courses undertaken, other
prior learning experiences not referred to elsewhere on the form.
You may also wish to consider the following questions:
- Why do you wish to study this
- What strengths do you feel you have in the
area you are applying for?
- Do you have any career goals based on your
choice of programme?
7: Entering your referee
When you press the submit button, we will
automatically send an email to both of your referees. Please ensure
that the email addresses you enter are, therefore, correct. Please
be aware, however, that it is your responsibility
to ensure references are provided to us. If your referee does not
have an email address, they may submit their reference
directly to email@example.com
Your referees should be someone able to
comment on the qualifications/experiences you have included in this
application. Some courses have particular reference requirements
e.g. counselling courses, so please check the information displayed
on the screen. It is not permitted for family, friends, partners or
ex-partners to write your reference. If we find this to be the
case, your application may be cancelled.
8: Uploading supporting
You can upload additional documents to
support your application on this page. If the box is ticked, the
specified document upload is mandatory but if not, it is up to you
whether you upload anything. You may wish to upload details of
qualifications, scans of certificates, supporting letters, your
visas and/or passport.
9: Checklist and
The final page of the application will
show you if you have fully completed all the mandatory fields. It
will show you where sections are not complete and you can then
go back and enter the information. Once you are happy that
your application is finished, tick the 'Declaration' box and click
the ‘submit application’ button.
10: What happens next?
Your application will now be processed by
the Admissions office and once the references have been received,
it will be forwarded for assessment. When we have a decision, we
will contact you by email. If you have any questions during this
time, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org