FE Enrolment 2021

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Thank you for choosing to study with us

We will treat you as an adult, and guide you through your programme so that you get excellent results at the end. We will also help you get the most from your time at college and enjoy yourself while you are learning lots of new skills.

We look forward to welcoming you in September, see you then.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Enrolment Information

Our Further Education Enrolment is open and there are places available on some of our courses. You don’t need to apply to enrol for September 2021 entry, all you need to do is come down to our walk-in enrolment to discuss your options.

Walk-in Enrolment Opening Times
All campuses

10am-2pm. Weekdays only.

Enrolment on to a programme is subject to a place being available and you achieving the programme's specific entry requirements. Entry requirements are stated on the course listings on the website. Additionally, if you have declared you have an Education, Health and Care Plan or complex additional support needs, the enrolment is conditional on South Essex College and your Local Authority agreeing appropriate support.

What to bring with you:

You will be required to confirm your eligibility to study in the UK by providing a copy of any of the following:

  • UK passport.
  • UK birth certificate.
  • Full UK driving license.
  • For non-UK citizens, you will need to provide sufficient document/s confirming your right to live and study in the UK e.g. confirmation of settled status.

We will also request you bring the items below with you:

  • Copies of all your qualifications, or a statement of results issued by your school.
  • Uniform and consumable fee (if applicable for the course you are applying to).
  • If you are aged 19+, you will speak with a member of our Funding team to complete a Fee Assessment. The Fee Assessment will determine whether your course fees will be funded (paid) by the ESFA or whether you will need to fund your course yourself.

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Enrolment Stages

Stage 1
Academic Department and English & Maths

All learners will speak with a member of the academic team. The key details of your enrolment will be discussed, as well as any course specific information, such as; entry grades, induction and timetable, and uniform requirements/consumable fees (if applicable).

If you are aged 16-18 and you have GCSE Maths and/or English Language results at grades 3/D or lower, you will be required to study GCSE Maths and/or English Language alongside your study programme.

Stage 2
Additional Learning Support

We appreciate and value the contribution that individuals with learning difficulties and/or disabilities bring to the college. We pride ourselves on providing high quality support to our learners with a wide range of additional learning support needs, helping individuals to participate fully in college life.

If you have disclosed special educational needs or a disability on your application, our friendly and supportive Additional Learning Support team will be in contact with you to discuss your needs.

Stage 3
Advice Hub

Fee Assessment, Funding and Finance

If you are aged 16-18, you do not pay any course fees although some courses will require you to purchase equipment or uniform. Details will be provided at Stage 1 if applicable to you. You may be eligible to apply for financial support towards additional costs associated with your course or with travel to and from the college.

If you are aged 19+, you will speak with a member of the Students Services team who will complete a Fee Assessment with you. The completed Fee Assessment will then require your signature. You may also be required to provide evidence of benefits and income. The Fee Assessment will determine whether your course fees will be funded (paid) by the ESFA or whether you will need to fund your course yourself. If you are funding your course the team will speak to you about Advanced Learner Loans, possible bursary support and other methods of payment. We will work through this as quickly as possible and it shouldn’t take more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Safeguarding

The college aims to provide a supportive environment and equal opportunities for students facing difficulties or for those who may have experienced problems or concerns. If you are a young carer, known to social care, living independently, require counselling or need general pastoral support, the Safeguarding team and wider Student Services team have staff members who can work closely with you.

For more information view our Safeguarding webpage.

Stage 4
Data Entry and ID cards

Our Enrolment team will update your information on to our systems. Once this has been done, we will print your learning agreement for you.

Please read the Privacy Notice.

ID card stations will be setup ready to take your picture and you’ll be able to collect your ID straight away.

 
 
 
 
 

Enrolment FAQs

There is no need to worry, we offer a range of courses and levels which will enable you to achieve your education and career goals. Academic staff at Stage 1 of your enrolment will work with you to find a suitable course depending on your grades and other factors.

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To avoid this happening, please ensure the email address and contact number you have provided is correct. Keep an eye on your junk folder just in case! You can check your application by logging in to your Applicant Portal here: Applicant Portal.

The Academic staff at Stage 1 of your enrolment will provide you with your first day and your timetable details.

We’ll have friendly staff around to help you get to where you need to be and lots of directional signage will be in operation throughout the College.

There will be a range of options for you which will depend on the course you have completed. This could be continuing your study with us at a more advanced level for example, progressing to a Level 2 qualification after completing a Level 1 programme, or it could mean progression to one of our Higher Education courses such as a HNC or a degree.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality support to our learners with a wide range of additional learning support needs, helping individuals to participate fully in college life. If you have disclosed special educational needs or a disability on your application, our friendly and supportive Additional Learning Support team will be in contact with you to discuss your needs.

If you are a young carer, known to social care, living independently, require counselling or need general pastoral support, the Safeguarding team and wider Student Services team have staff members who can work closely with you.

Please visit our Safeguarding webpage for more information.

Yes, you can change your course choice before, during or after enrolment, as long as there are still spaces available on the alternative course. If you start on the course and decide it’s not for you, your tutor and our Careers team will be able to provide you with support and guidance. We also host a Swap Don’t Drop Fair that assists students in exploring alternative courses.

There may be an occasion when we may have to close a course or move it to a different location. This can be due to a number of reasons such as low interest or changes to funding. In the rare case this occurs, the following steps will be taken:

  • We will let you know about the changes as soon as possible
  • Where the course runs at more than one campus and there are still places available, we will offer a place at an alternative campus
  • Provide you with Information, Advice and Guidance to discuss alternative options

For our performance courses you will be required to complete an audition. If you have not already completed this as part of your application, this will take place before the start of term and the date/time/location will be provided to you at your enrolment.

For our art and design courses you will be required to provide a portfolio to evidence your current level. Please bring some of your recent work with you to your enrolment. If you are unsure what to bring, the academic staff at Stage 1 of your enrolment will be able to provide further guidance.

You will be contacted with full details of the DBS process if this is required for the course you have applied to.

We support learners in finding suitable work placements and have a dedicate Work Experience team to guide them through the process.

We can’t guarantee you will. You may not be studying at the same level and even if you are, a lot of our courses have more than one group. Remember, you’re not the only one starting college, you’ll be making friends in no time.

The college day is very different to school. Days are slightly longer to better represent a day in the workplace, which helps you prepare for the world of work.

You may not attend college every day of the week, but will still study in line with the required guided learning hours. The days you are not in college is an ideal opportunity for independent study as well as securing work experience to support your studies or a part time job. Most courses have work experience requirements built in to the qualifications.

Courses are delivered by industry experts in their field combining theory with practical study. A lot of tutors have previously worked in their industry, and some still do, so they are able to bring first-hand experience to the course. Tutors also work closely with local businesses which is great for work experience.

Details will be provided to you at Stage 1 of your enrolment if a uniform is required for your course. We prepare you for the workplace and uniforms may be a part of your chosen career.

For up-to-date information on traveling to and from our campuses view our Travel webpage.

Academic staff at Stage 1 of your enrolment will go over any uniform requirements/consumables you need. The suppliers you will order from are:

Catering Uniform/Equipment:

Russums
https://students.russums-shop.co.uk/login
01709 372345
student.care@russums.co.uk

Engineering/Trades/Hairdressing Uniform/Science/Early Years/Multi Trades/Hospitality:

La Beeby
https://www.labeeby.co.uk/
sales@labeeby.co.uk

Sport/Football Academy/Personal Training Academy/Public Services:

KitLocker
https://www.kitlocker.com/southessexcollege/
0114 275 6860

Explore what each of our campuses has to offer by taking a look at our virtual tours webpage.

Every week during term time our Enrichment team run a programme of pursuits for our students to access which includes sports enrichment, careers events and activities that engage with local community organisations and groups.

 
 
 
 
 

Why choose us?

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We bridge the gap between school and university. You’ll have greater independence and you can be yourself at college!

  • State of the art facilities at our campuses in Southend, Basildon and Thurrock.
  • Learn from professionals.
  • Gain practical experience.
  • Find your ideal career.
  • Freedom to be yourself.
  • A stepping stone to university.
  • Vibrant, friendly atmosphere.
 
 
 
 
 

Ask a question

Worried you have made the wrong choice of course? Not sure what course is best for you to meet your career goals? We’re here to help!

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable advisers by emailing admissions@southessex.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to South Essex College.