How do I apply for a full-time course?
Please complete an application form and return it to us at the address on the back of the form. Application forms can be downloaded here. You can also find them at the back of the current full-time course guide. If you are unsure of your choices your school careers adviser will be able to help you choose a course appropriate for your chosen career path. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with one of our impartial careers advisers by calling 01634 383184.
How do I apply for a full-time higher education course?
Full-time higher education applications must be submitted through the UCAS website.
How do I apply for a part-time course?
Please complete an application form and return it to us at the address on the back of the application form. Application forms can be found at the back of the current prospectus or can be downloaded here. Applications for part-time higher education courses must be made using the MidKent College application form.
When can I apply?
You can apply for a full-time course as soon as the new full-time prospectus is published (usually November) and for a part-time course when the new part-time prospectus is published (usually March). Our courses are popular and some fill up quickly, so please apply as soon as possible. Do not wait until after your exams as you may miss out on the course of your choice.
Is there a deadline for applying?
To avoid disappointment we advise you to apply as soon as possible as some courses are popular and fill up very quickly. Higher education applicants should refer to the UCAS website for details.
I am not sure what subject I would like to study – where can I get help?
If you are still at school please contact your school careers adviser or book an appointment with one of our impartial careers advisers by calling 01634 383184. Adult students should contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 or by visiting its website.
Can I apply for more than one course?
After seeking careers advice you should have a good idea of the subject area you wish to study. Following a careers interview we are happy for you to apply for up to two courses – your first choice and a back-up choice.
How do I know which level of course to apply for?
Please refer to the section ‘Are there entry requirements?’ in the prospectus. Your school should be able to provide you with your predicted grades (also needed for section 10 on the application form). If you are still unsure of the correct level, your school careers adviser will be happy to help you.
Does the College provide additional support for students with learning difficulties/disabilities?
Yes, please complete sections 4-6 on the application form and a member of our curriculum access support team (Cast) will contact you. You may be invited to attend an assessment to enable us to provide the help you may need to be successful on your chosen course.
Does the College accept international students?
We welcome applications from all over the world but we do not have a licence to accept students who hold or wish to apply for a Tier 4 visa.
Do I need to provide a reference?
The College may ask your school or employer for a reference and you are welcome to include one with your application if you wish.
What happens once I have submitted my application?
When we receive your application we will send you an invitation for an interview and/or assessment with the course tutor. You should expect to hear from the College within two weeks of submitting your application. If your application was incomplete it may be delayed while we write to you to collect the missing information, so please ensure you fully complete all sections of the application form. Please remember to let us know if you move house or change your telephone number.
Do I need to bring anything to the interview?
Please bring along anything you feel highlights your interest in the subject you are applying for and may help to support your application.
Are my parents/carers able to attend the interview?
Parents/carers are welcome to accompany you to the interview. If you are asked to undertake an assessment your parent/carer will be asked to remain in the waiting area.
What do I do if I do not get high enough grades for the course?
You should still attend the enrolment session even if you feel you have not obtained the grades for the course as there may be an opportunity to transfer to a different level within the academic department. Careers advisers will also be present if you need help looking at alternatives.
When does my course start?
You will be notified of the course start date when you come to the College for your enrolment session. Part-time applicants will be notified of their start date by the academic department that carried out the interview.
When will I be given my timetable?
Your course timetable will be given to you on your first day of term.
How can I get to the College?
Public transport is available to both campuses; bus services stop outside our campuses and train stations are in close proximity.
Is parking available?
Student parking is only available at the Medway Campus for students registered disabled and Government Blue Badge holders. Students from outside the Medway local authority area can apply for a parking permit – call 01634 383002 for more information. Student parking is available at the Maidstone Campus so please remember to collect a parking permit from reception. You must display a valid permit or you may receive a parking fine.
Can I receive financial help from the College for travel and course costs?
The student financial support team are always happy to answer any questions surrounding financial assistance. Financial help may be available to travel to and from college on public transport, pay childcare costs while you study or for books and equipment essential for the course.