How to apply

We're delighted that you want to join us at Croydon College. We try to make the application process as straightforward as possible. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Before you apply: Why not come to one of our Open Events?

Before you decide which course you want to apply for, why not come to one of our Open Events? They are a great opportunity to visit the College, take a look around our fabulous facilities, chat to current students and meet subject specialists who can help you decide on the right course for you.
You can also have a look at our prospectus, or the relevant course information on this website, to help you make your decision.

Apply for a course

To apply to study at Croydon College, academic year 2017/18, please search for your course of interest and click the 'Apply Now' button on the course page.

Please only apply for one course – you can discuss different options with our expert staff at the interview stage if you are unsure which course is right for you

When making your application if you need help with the form, phone our Admissions team on 020 8760 5934, our staff are here to help you.

Once submitted, our Admissions team will be in touch shortly.

Come for interview

You will be invited to come into the College for an informal interview within five working days of submitting your application. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about the College and to discuss your interests and career plans, and to make sure you make the right decisions for your future. You may also be asked to complete numeracy and literacy assessments so we can help you select the right level course. For some subjects you may also be asked to do a skills test or an audition.

Conditional offer

If you are successful, we may offer you a place during the interview. This will often be conditional on the outcome of any exams you have to take. Some courses have additional entry requirements to GCSE results, such as practical assessment or a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check if you’ll be working with young children or vulnerable adults.

Welcome day

If you've been offered a place, you will be invited to attend a ​welcome day as a Croydon College student. This will give you a chance to get to know your tutors and classmates and experience college life for yourself.

Please ​note: A letter will be sent to you nearer the date to confirm the exact date and time of the Welcome Day for your course.

Late ​applications: If you apply after the end of June, limited interview dates will be available during the summer holiday.

Enrolment and grade-check ​day

If you are taking examinations, such as GCSEs in the summer, we will invite you to bring in your results in August to confirm your place on the course and complete your enrolment. Your grades may be better or worse than you had expected - whatever your results we will talk with you to make sure you are enrolled on the most appropriate course.

Please ​note: A letter will be sent to you nearer the date to confirm the exact date and time of your appointment.

Start ​date and ​induction

Induction Week takes place in September and is the start of your course. This is an opportunity to meet your tutors, familiarise yourself with the College, and get to know other students. You will be given details of your start date and induction times once you have completed your enrolment at the College.

We look forward to welcoming you to Croydon College!



If you have any queries about how to apply or your application please contact our admissions team on:

Admissions helpline: 020 8760 5934

Email address:


The College reserves the right to close any course or to discontinue it without notice. The option to transfer to another course will be offered or fees will be refunded in accordance with the College's fee refund policy.

The College will not accept responsibility for any other fees or expenses incurred by the student resulting from this.