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How to apply

Information on the application process for college, including pre-application, enrolment and what happens next…

Step-by-step guide

The best way to apply for a course at college is online. Follow our step-by-step guide below. Remember to apply as early as possible to secure your place.

  • 1 Search for a course and find a subject that suits you and your career goals. Not sure what career to go into? Then check out our new career coach website.
  • 2 Select the course* you are interested in and click 'Apply online'.

    *When applying for A Levels you can apply for up to four A Level subjects or our 2+1 vocational option.
  • 3 Finally, fill in our easy step-by-step application form and click 'Submit application'.

What happens next?

Attend an applicant information event

Applicants are now given an automatic conditional offer providing you meet the entry requirements of the course.

If you accept the offer, you will be invited to attend an applicant information event to tell you more about the course and the expectations. It is a condition of the offer that you attend this event.

Track your application

You can track the progress of your application on view important information using myVISION.

Visit the applicant zone

The applicant zone is a hub for you to find out more about college life, what’s available to you as an applicant and to learn more about the enrolment journey.


Once you have accepted your place at college, you will receive an invite to enrol at our Derby Road campus at the end of August. At enrolment you will officially become a student at West Notts. You will complete your learning agreement, receive your timetable, lanyard, studnet ID card and details of bursaries/grants available to you.

Can I change my course?

Started a course at West Notts College, but wish to change to a different course, or curriculum area? This short video will help you understand what you’d need to do in this circumstance.

Need a little help?

If you’re unsure about which course you want to do, why not check out our new career coach website or speak to a member of the careers team at college?

For more advice about the application process please contact the college and we will be happy to help you.

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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