General Enrolment Information
If you haven’t made an application contact Course Information on 01924 789111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you haven’t received a letter inviting you in to enrol with a time and date, then please contact our Admissions Team on email@example.com 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.
- The Enrolment Process
- GCSE Results & Previous Achievements
- Criminal Convictions
- Residency Status
- Fee Remission & Financial Support
- Advanced Learner Loans (ALL)/HE Loans
- Consumer Protection
The College has complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19:
- We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
- We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
- We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
- We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
- Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk
Further information is on our website www.wakefield.ac.uk/coronavirus
There is presently no legal requirement to wear a mask within a College, however, if students wish to wear masks, they are welcome to do this and provide their own mask/face covering. If you need to wear certain PPE for certain classroom activities, you will be directed on this.
The Enrolment Process
Exam results, proof of ID: such as passport; birth certificate; driving license or bank card; plus method of paying for your course if you need to and a face covering/mask.
It will take up to an hour to enrol and this year and you must keep your appointment time to ensure you will be seen.
At the campus where the course is delivered. 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.
All students have been asked to wear a face-covering/mask wherever possible and spare masks will be available if you forget your mask.
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.
If you don’t have access to IT to complete your classes online, you be asked to record this on your online enrolment form, and we will be in touch with you directly to make other arrangements. Alternatively, you can speak to your Student Group Leader during your first week. Classes begin from 21st September and you will find out much more information during your induction period and in your first class. If you do not receive the link to Moodle by text (could take a few days after your enrolment appointment) please contact us on 01924 789110.
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.
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.
Information on Apprenticeships at Wakefield College can be found on our website www.wakefield.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships.
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.
Evidence of Residency status is key to determining whether you are eligible for funding and can be complex. Please bring your Passport, National Identify Card, Biometric Residence Card, Application Registration Card (ARC) or EU Settlement Scheme application certificate.
You will be asked to make an appointment to return to College at a later date, with your evidence, to complete your enrolment.
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 for further advice see 2021 Step 1 - Financial Support Flyer 2020-21.
Students or parents should see the College’s Financial Support team (2nd Floor Harrison) to apply for free meals. 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 or online banking:
Annual Gross Salary < £17,374.50
4 weekly £1336.50
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. First instalment will be at least 8 weeks from enrolment date.
Information on your right to cancel your enrolment and Consumer Law is available on this page.
New 16 - 18 year old students
We want to ensure that those students coming to us will not be disadvantaged in any way by the pandemic and get a quality experience and the appropriate advice and guidance on entry. However, we need to ensure we comply with Government guidance and prospective students will receive a specific appointment which to come to a specific location in one of our campuses between Friday 20 August and Friday 3 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 one 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6 September in line with timetables which students can access when they enrol. All students on Study Programmes will have as much face to face delivery as we can accommodate in line with Government guidance. Some delivery will occur through taught online classes.
In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Team on email@example.com.
Returning 16 - 18 year old students
If you are a Wakefield College student who is progressing on to the next level of study you should have already received a progression offer and you will receive an enrolment invite shortly. Our returning students for study programmes will be invited to complete their enrolment online, with the option to book and make an appointment to come along to a face to face enrolment if necessary, or if further advice and guidance is needed.
There will be no walk-in facility during our enrolment this year.
Your invitation to enrol will be sent to you when you have your results from this year and you will complete the new enrolment before the start of the new term which commences on 6 September.
Some students are changing their area of study and 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.
Following the publication of your results for your current course, you will receive these directly by email or by post dependent on your course. A Level students will have the option to collect from Campus on A Level results day and will receive direct communications about this.
- All students with progression offers will be contacted in August with an enrolment invite which must be completed to enrol on to the next study programme.
- Where students need further guidance due to their results or access to IT they can come to College for an enrolment appointment but this must be arranged in advance through Admissions and this information will be in the invite communication.
- If you need to discuss your options now, you can book an appointment with one of our Careers team for a telephone interview on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students/Parents can access more information on our website.
- Student inductions and classes will begin w/c 6 September and timetables will be accessible via Moodle when you have completed your enrolment. It is the intention that all Study Programmes will receive face to face delivery, however, changes due to the pandemic could mean we revert to online classes on Microsoft Teams.
- If you enrol at College to start again in September it will be mandatory to attend all College classes and all online classes. You will need to make us aware of any access issues with IT during your enrolment.
In the meantime, if you have any queries then please contact our Admissions Team on email@example.com, or 01924 789110.
Adult learners & Higher Education students
We want to ensure that those students coming to us will not be disadvantaged in any way by the pandemic and get a quality experience and the appropriate advice and guidance on entry. However, we need to ensure we comply with Government guidance and our adult and HE students will receive communications about their enrolments directly during August.
- All University Centre HE students will be contacted to complete an online enrolment. If you are a Wakefield College HE student who is progressing on to the next year of study you will receive a written communication from us to complete your enrolment and to access your course information on Moodle. If you are a new HE student you will receive an email communication inviting you to complete your enrolment and information will be provided to you. If you have any queries about your HE enrolment please the Admissions Team in the first instance on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 01924 789110.
- All Adult maths and English Applicants 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 email@example.com, or 01924 789110.
- All students for other adult courses will be contacted in August with confirmation of the time of their enrolment appointment. Students can only bring only one other person with them, if necessary, and must arrive no more than 5 minutes before their scheduled appointment.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6 September or w/c 13 September.