College interview

College applicants who have submitted their applications for 2024 entry will be required to have a phone interview.

If you are interested in applying, simply click 'Apply' below. You will create your UCB Portal account when you apply, so please use your own email address and mobile number.

Please do not make multiple applications. If you change your mind about the course you have applied for, please contact our Admissions team who can update your application.

If you are unsure which course to choose, we recommend attending one of our open days.


Phone interview schedule

The teaching team for your chosen course will call you between these times:

4pm – 6pm (BTEC Health and Social Care courses)
5pm – 7pm
(All other courses)

Please ensure you have your phone switched on, so you don’t miss their call. The call may show as a blocked or unknown number. You won’t be able to call them back, so please make sure you pick up. We will use the number you put on your application. If you have changed your number, you’ll need to let us know. 

If you do not receive a call, please contact, and we will follow up with the course team.

What happens after my call?

If your interview is successful 

If you are successful in your interview, the teaching team will issue you with a Conditional offer and you will receive a congratulations email confirming that you have been successful.

Our admissions team will follow up with your official offer letter outlining the conditions you are required to meet to join the course. This will be sent via email. You will also receive a text message to confirm this has been sent to you and asking you to reply to ‘Accept’ or ‘Reject’ your place.

You will need to respond to this offer to ‘Accept’ or ‘Reject’ your place.

You will be invited to a Welcome Evening to meet the tutors and find out more about your chosen course. We will contact you once dates are confirmed. It is important that you attend this session.

If your interview is unsuccessful

The next day you will receive confirmation from us about your interview assessment. Our admissions team will look at the course portfolio that we have on offer to see if there is a different course that would be more suitable. We will also offer information, advice and guidance if we do not have a course that is right for you.

There are occasions where applicants may be overqualified for a college course and in this instance, we may look to offer a higher education course as an alternative.


Frequently asked questions

If you need to change your interview date

If for any reason you need to change your interview date please call our Admissions team on 0121 214 2919 or email

What support is in place for students with additional educational needs?

Support is flexible, student-centred and personalised to meet students’ preferences and needs. Our excellent support services include the Academic Skills CentreHired and Health and wellbeing. Please find more information about available support here

Do you want to know more about College funding?

More information on college tuition fees and funding available can be found here.

Have a question about your application?

If you have any questions for our Admissions team please phone 0121 241 2919 or email

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