How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in applying to Richmond upon Thames College
You can browse our courses and read more about the different subjects and study programmes we have available by clicking on the 'Search our Courses' button below.
If you know which course you want to apply for, you can click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. You can also submit an application on a course page, which you can access via the ‘Search our Courses’ button.
If you are applying for A Levels, you only need to apply once for one subject – you will discuss which A Level subjects (between 3 and 4) you want to do at your eventual interview.
The application form should take no more than ten minutes to complete.
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What happens after you apply?
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email from us.
Applications for all 16-18 courses (apart from Creative Media)
Following your confirmation email, you will receive a further email from us which will contain a link to the Eventbrite booking system. Through this, you will be able to choose a date and time for your interview.
Once this has been booked, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite.
A few days later, you will receive a further email from us which will confirm the arrangements for your interview.
You will also receive a reminder email and text message from us two days before your interview and on the day of your interview.
Applications for Creative Media courses
If you have applied for a Creative Media course, you will receive an email asking for you to forward some work to our Media team.
Upon receipt of this, our Media team will contact you to arrange a suitable date and time for your interview.
Please note that applications for adult courses are generally processed nearer to the start date of the individual course. Depending upon the course you have applied for, you may be asked to attend an interview/trial/assessment.
If your interview/audition is successful, you will receive a conditional offer. This means that as long as your meet the entry requirements for the course and attend your allotted Enrolment date, then you will secure your place on your course of choice.
The course’s entry requirements will be listed on your conditional offer email, which will be sent to you a few days after your successful interview. You can also find them on the specific subject course page or on our Entry Requirements page.
If you are not made an offer at your interview/audition, we will discuss alternative options with you and if you are interested in a different course, we will arrange an interview for you with that course.
Application closing date
We do not have an official closing date for applications, but we advise that you apply as early as possible during the academic year to secure your place on the course you want to study.
Enrolment is the final stage of the application process and will take place from 25 August (GCSE results day) onwards.
During your Enrolment session, we add your details to the system to make you an official Richmond upon Thames College student and finalising your place at the College.
Details about Enrolment will be sent to you via email in late-July/early-August. If possible, we ask that you try to avoid booking any holidays from the 25 August onwards as, if you are unavailable, this may jeopardise your place at the College.
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Inclusive Learning Support and EHCPs
If you require Inclusive Learning Support or have an EHCP, please give us as much information as possible when you apply (there is a section about this in the online application form).
Once we have your application, we will contact you to confirm your EHCP status and, if necessary, to remind you to complete the above process.