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How to Apply for Schools College Partnership (SCP) and Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) courses

For many young people, this will be your first application to college so we want to make sure you have enough information to feel confident about taking that step.

You should always discuss your course choice with your Guidance Teacher or SDS Careers Advisor. This is so they can:

  • Advise you whether it is the right course and level for you
  • Discuss how it will fit in with your plans and other studies
  • Support you with the online application process and personal statement

Some courses may require you to participate in a selection process as part of your application. You will be notified of this in advance so you have time to prepare.

If you receive any support for learning at school your Guidance Teacher will complete a transition form as part of your application to inform the college of any additional support needs.

Online application

Course applications are completed online. Once you have identified the course you wish to apply for click on the 'apply now' button. You will be asked to create an account if this is your first college application. Please register an email address that you have access to and ensure you continue to monitor regularly as all college offers and communication will be emailed to this registered email address.

Continue to follow the on-screen questions and if you have any concerns please speak to your school's guidance teacher or SDS adviser. We have put together an application support guide to assist with the application process.

What happens next?

If you receive a conditional or unconditional offer you will be invited to attend college for a mandatory course information and induction session. Arrangements for you to attend will be made by your school and communicated to your registered email address.