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Enrolments

Enrolments for 2022 - 2023

Enrolments take place for all courses at either Wakefield City Campus or Castleford Campus, including courses based at Lightwaves and The Waterton Building.

General Enrolment Information

If you haven’t made an application contact Course Information on 01924 789111 or email courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk, if you haven’t received a letter inviting you in to enrol with a time and date, then please contact our Admissions Team on admissions@wakefield.ac.uk for details of how and when to enrol. Please also see the FAQs at the bottom of the page for what you need to bring with you.

If you want to enrol on an apprenticeship, then please call the Apprenticeships Team on 01924 789469.

FAQ
The Enrolment Process

If you are aged 16 - 18 you will need to bring your Exam results.

If you are aged 19+ you will need to bring evidence to prove your right to live in the UK. This could be your passport, birth certificate or an official document showing your National Insurance Number such as a payslip, P60 or P45. You will also need to bring a method of payment for your course fees where you need to pay.

It will take up to an hour to enrol and you must keep your appointment time to ensure you will be seen.

At the campus where the course is delivered unless you have been told in your invite letter to enrol online. This applies to some adult courses and if this is the case follow the instructions on your letter. For courses delivered at Lightwaves or The Waterton Building, then please enrol at Wakefield City Campus. The delivery location is shown on the course leaflet or your invitation to enrol.

Please contact our Admissions Team on 01924 789110 who will be able to look at your application and assist you.

You will need to contact our Admissions Team on 01924 789110 to make a new appointment as we are not able to accommodate students without an appointment.

Arrangements will be made during your first week to collect your ID badge.

When your enrolment has been processed you will receive a text message with log in details to our College VLE – Moodle. Here you will find your timetable in the MyStudentRecord section. If you do not receive the link to Moodle by text (this could take a few days after your enrolment appointment) please contact us on 01924 789110.

Please ring 01924 789444 and a member of staff will confirm your Login details.

Please ring 01924 789444 and a member of staff will confirm your password.

You will need to bring your device into College and speak to your tutor in your first class. Please ring 01924 789444 and a member of staff will access your timetable and email you the details of your first week.

GCSE Results & Previous Achievements

For full time 16-18 year old students, only Maths and English grades should be recorded on the online enrolment form. However, students must still bring in evidence of all their achievements to enrol as these will need to be considered when discussing which level of qualification you will study.

Students aged 16-18, studying more than 150 hours, have to study for maths and/or English where they do not already hold GCSE or equivalent grade 9-4 or L2 Functional Skills. In addition to this, students will also attend a minimum of one hour a week additional maths/English support.

The results declared on the online enrolment form will be verified against your Personal Learning Record and enrolments to Maths and/or English GCSE added or cancelled as appropriate.

Yes - results slips are acceptable but you will not be able to enrol without them.

Full time students have all been advised to bring their certificates in when they enrol. If you do not bring in your certificates/results slip and they are needed for the entry requirements, you will be advised at the ‘meet and greet’ that you will need to go home and get them.

Apprenticeships

Information on Apprenticeships at Wakefield College can be found on our website www.wakefield.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships.

Criminal Convictions

Relevant convictions are those which may present a danger to other people. These include sexual or physical assault and dealing drugs. Minor offences, usually deemed not relevant, include using or possessing drugs, driving offences and shoplifting. If you declare a relevant criminal conviction at enrolment you will be asked to provide further information before you can proceed with your enrolment.

Residency Status

If have not been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years you will be required to provide evidence to support your immigration status usually your Passport, National Identity Card, Biometric Residence Card, Application Registration Card (ARC) or EU Settlement Scheme application certificate. You can also prove your immigration status by requesting a code online at www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status.

Countries in the European Economic Area (EEA)
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland.

The enrolment processor will confirm with you the evidence you need to provide. If you can enrol during the day you can return to the MIS office with your evidence to complete your enrolment. If you need to return on an evening you will be asked to make an appointment to complete your enrolment when the College is open for evening enrolments. You can also scan a copy of your evidence and email it to data@wakefield.ac.uk.

Fee Remission & Financial Support

Some students may be eligible for a contribution towards Travel, Kit and Residential Costs. If students ask about help with travel/kit/residential costs, please refer them to Financial Services - telephone 01924 789549 or email student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk.

Students or parents should see the College’s Financial Support team to apply for free meals. They can be called on 01924 789549 or email student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk. This is not being collected at enrolment time. Financial Support will update the student record when the application is approved.

Students are no longer required to show evidence of the benefits they are receiving. This information will be provided to ESFA by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Evidence of gross salary dated within 3 months which can be an annual tax return, wage slip, employment contract, online banking or Universal Credit Statement. See Fees & Money Matters for further information on Fees.
Annual Gross Salary < £17,374.50
Monthly £1447.87
4 weekly £1336.50
Fortnightly £688.25
Weekly £334.12

Students who are enrolling on a funded course, but do not meet the criteria for a fee concession may be able to apply for help with their fees dependent on their household income. Please refer them to Financial Services 01924 789283 for further advice.

Advanced Learner Loans (ALL)/ HE Loans

We cannot give advice about ALL but can direct you to the ALL website: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview.

If you do not have internet access to apply for your loan from home, please contact our Admissions Team on 01924 789110.

You will be asked to pay a deposit of £150 which will be refunded after College has received 3 x payments from Student Loan Co. The first instalment will be at least 8 weeks from enrolment date.

Consumer Law & Right to Cancel

Information on your right to cancel your enrolment and Consumer Law is available below.

Consumer Law Cancellation Form.pdf
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Consumer Law Guidance.pdf
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Enrolment Consumer Law

Consumer Law Cancellation Form.pdf
65.48 kb · 04 August, 2022

Consumer Law Guidance.pdf
120.17 kb · 04 August, 2022

New 16 - 18 year old students

We want to ensure that those students coming to us get a quality experience and the appropriate advice and guidance on entry. Therefore, all new 16-18 students will receive a specific appointment, by email or post, which will include the date, time and location, to come into College to enrol between Thursday 25 August and Tuesday 6 September.

Key information for students and parents is below:

  • All Year 11 students will be contacted in August with confirmation of the time of their enrolment appointment. Students can bring an adult or family member with them and must arrive no more than 5 minutes before their scheduled appointment.
  • At the appointment, students will meet teaching staff and have an Information And Guidance session and complete their enrolment.
  • Students who have not met entry requirements or may have changed their mind since applying will have the opportunity to change course at that event.
  • If any student is concerned about their grades, they can call a member of the School Partnerships team 01924 789481, to discuss their grades and options and book an appointment with one of our Careers team for further guidance.
  • If a student is unable to attend their scheduled appointment, they should contact the College’s Admissions department on admissions@wakefield.ac.uk as this will need to be rescheduled.
  • If there are Year 11 students who have not applied to us or have applied elsewhere and changed their mind, it isn’t too late. They should contact Admissions for an appointment slot as no walk-in appointments can be accommodated.
  • Students/Parents can access more information for prospective students on our website and have the option to ask questions in advance of enrolment by contacting the Course information team on 01924 789111 or by ‘live chat’ at www.wakefield.ac.uk.
  • Student inductions and classes will begin w/c 7 September in line with timetables which students can access when they enrol.

In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Team on admissions@wakefield.ac.uk.

Returning 16 - 18 year old students

Progressing to Next Level
If you are a Wakefield College student who is progressing on to the next level of study, or you are returning to complete another level 3 programme, you should have already received a progression offer and will receive a specific appointment, by email or post, to come into College to enrol, between Thursday 25 August and Tuesday 6 September, which will include the date, time and location.

Changing Curriculum Area
If you are changing your curriculum area of study you will be contacted directly about your progression enrolment. If your progression was referred to your Head of Department, they will be making contact with you over the next month or you will be invited to an enrolment appointment to discuss further.

Returning to second year
If you are returning to College to complete year 2 of your study programme, you do not need to attend College for an enrolment appointment – your enrolment will be rolled in to the next year. You will receive confirmation by email or post that your enrolment to year 2 has been processed.

Key information

  • All students with progression offers will be contacted in August with an enrolment invite which you must attend to enrol on to the next study programme.
  • If you need to discuss your options now, you can book an appointment with one of our Careers team for a telephone interview on careers@wakefield.ac.uk.
  • Students/Parents can access more information on our website.
  • Student inductions and classes will begin w/c 7 September and timetables will be accessible via Moodle when you have completed your enrolment.
  • If you enrol at College to start again in September it will be mandatory to attend any College classes and all online classes.
  • In the meantime, if you have any queries then please contact our Admissions Team on admissions@wakefield.ac.uk, or 01924 789110.

Adult learners & Higher Education students

We want to ensure that students coming to us get a quality experience and the appropriate advice and guidance on entry. Adult and HE students will receive communications about their enrolments directly during August and will either be asked to come into one of our College campuses between Thursday 25 August and Tuesday 6 September to enrol or will be sent a link to enrol online.

  • All new University Centre HE students will be contacted by email or letter, to complete an online enrolment. If you are a Wakefield College HE student who is progressing on to the next year of study, your enrolment will be rolled over into the new academic year and you will receive confirmation by email or post that your enrolment to year 2 has been processed. If you have any queries about your HE enrolment please the Admissions Team in the first instance on admissions@wakefield.ac.uk, or 01924 789110.
  • All Adult maths and English Applicants and some applicants on other programmes, particularly those in Management and Business, will receive an email communication to invite you to enrol online. This communication will advise you of further details and classes will start throughout September. If you have any queries please contact the Admissions Team on admissions@wakefield.ac.uk, or 01924 789110.
  • All students for other adult courses will be contacted in August with confirmation of the time of your enrolment appointment. Students can bring another person with them, and must arrive no more than 5 minutes before their scheduled appointment. Please bring a method of payment.
  • At the appointment, students will meet teaching staff and complete their enrolment.
  • If a student is unable to attend their scheduled appointment, they should contact the College’s Admissions department on 01924 789878 as this will need to be rescheduled.
  • Any Adult who wishes to apply to us and has not already, can do so by contacting our Admissions Team on admissions@wakefield.ac.uk or 01924 789110. There will be no facility for walk-in enrolments due to the pandemic. Every visitor must have an appointment.
  • Students can access more information for prospective students on our website and have the option to ask questions in advance of enrolment by contacting the Course information team on 01924 789111 or by ‘live chat’ on the College website.
  • Most Adult classes start w/c 7 September and HE courses from 19 September.
Still haven’t applied yet, need some advice?

Give our Course Information Team a call on 01924 789111 or email us at courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk for advice or to book a Careers appointment.