Making your Application

To apply for a full-time and part-time college course at UCB, you will need to complete our online application form:


If you have any questions regarding completing your application, please contact our Admissions team:

By telephone: 0121 232 4106

By emailfeadmissions@ucb.ac.uk

If you have disclosed any additional needs such as a disability or specific learning need, and you have any questions relating to the support services available at UCB, please contact our Academic Skills Centre on:

By telephone: 0121 604 1000 Ext: 2622/2623

By email: s.legg@ucb.ac.uk (Sharon Legg) or pat.jones@ucb.ac.uk (Pat Jones)

Alternatively, If you require any support with your health and well-being or have any questions relating to this, please contact the Health & Wellbeing team:

By telephone: 0121 604 1000 Ext: 2220

By email: counselling@ucb.ac.uk (Counsellor)

What happens next?

You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application.  Included within this email is a link to book your interview date.  All applicants are required to attend an interview, so it is important that you book a date that suits you.

If you are still at school or college, or recently left you will need to bring the following with you when you attend your interview:

  • Year 11 report (or Year 10 Report if Year 11 not available)
  • Attendance report
  • Work experience report
  • A piece of school work or an assignment

If you are a mature applicant, or if you left school some time ago, you will instead need to bring the following with you to your interview:

  • A reference from your previous school, college, or employer
  • Copies of your certificates

If you have disclosed a physical or mental health disability, a health condition or learning need, you will also need to provide supporting evidence of these to your interview. This could be:

  • A Medical diagnosis / letter from  GP or other health professional /medical report
  • Evidence of additional support received by a school or college
  • An Educational Psychologist Report
  • Any assessment material or paperwork e.g. for exam concessions
  • An Individual Learning Support Plan / Educational Plan
  • An SEN Statement
  • An Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Other official documentation that supports your disclosure 

What happens at your Interview?

Your interview will include:

  • A tour
  • A Course presentation
  • An assessment of your English and Maths skills
  • An interview with a member of the teaching staff
  • An informal meeting with a member of staff from the Academic Skills Centre and/or Health & Wellbeing Team if you have disclosed a disability, medical condition or learning requirement on your application form, to:
    • Discuss how UCB can support your learning and/or mental health needs
    • Agree if attendance at a transition event would be beneficial

Providing we have your reference, we aim to confirm if you have a place at UCB on the day of your interview. You will also receive an official confirmation within seven days via email.

For further information regarding the interview process please visit “Your Interview” page.

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