Help with applying and enrolling on your course
Choosing the right course is a big decision and we want to help you get it right. If you need advice you can call on our team of qualified advisors at Admissions.
We’re available throughout the year and you don’t even need to make an appointment to see us, simply drop in during our open hours. You’ll find us next to the main reception at Ardleigh Green and Quarles campuses.
Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 7pm (closing at 4:30pm out of term time)
Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
Quarles (only open during term time)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Frifday 9:30am – 2:30pm
Getting in touch
Our address is:
Havering College of Further & Higher Education
Ardleigh Green Road
Essex RM11 2LL
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What is a Study Programme?
A study programme is a balanced programme of study designed to provide young people with skills and qualifications that will help them to find work or to progress into higher levels of learning. It is made up of a main area of study – referred to as a "substantial qualification" – which will make up around half of the programme. This could be A levels*, GCSEs, a BTEC or other vocational qualification such as a diploma. The rest of the programme will be made up of work experience, work skills (employability and enterprise), and English and Maths. English and maths are now compulsory for all learners aged 16-18 who do not have GCSE grade C or over in these subjects.
It is important to note that learners must attend and complete all elements of their Study Programme. This includes English and maths. This is a government requirement. Non-attendance at any part of the programme may result in the learner being asked to leave the college.
*Please note that this college does not offer A levels.
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Havering College offer an extensive range of courses suitable for adults looking to return to study or work, wanting to gain extra qualifications to enhance prospects or wishing to change career direction.
Our application and interview processes ensure that you are on the right course and our friendly team of course advisors are available to provide you with advice and guidance on the full range of opportunities available to you.
If you are looking to fund your course fees for 2017/18 academic year, you can with the Advanced Learner Loan. Government Loans are now available to learners aged 19 and over for eligible further education courses at levels 3 to 6. This will not affect your entitlement to full funding for your first Level 3 qualification for those aged 19 to 23.
The Advanced Learner Loan will be available to learners aged 19+ starting eligible Further Education courses from 1st August 2017 onwards. You can apply for the loan from May 2017.
Before making your decision to take a loan, we recommend you visit the Money Advice Service website for independent advice.
The loan is easy to apply for, your household income isn’t taken into account and it doesn’t involve a credit check. If your course is eligible, the loan will fund your tuition fees at Level 3 and above including HE Access courses. You only start to pay back the loan once you’ve finished your course and you’re earning over £25,000. Until then you don’t need to pay back anything, but you can make voluntary repayments at any time.
Whether you’re a parent returning to work, a job seeker looking to enhance your employment prospects, or you’re thinking about a career change, there is a Havering College F&HE course that’s right for you, and the financial help to get you started.
If you decide to apply for the loan you need to obtain a learning and funding information letter from our Admissions Department when you enrol. You also need a National Insurance Number to complete your loan application.
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN YOUR LOAN APPLICATION
If you are studying a degree course do not apply for the Advanced Learner Loan, please see information on applying for Higher Education funding on gov.uk/student-finance.
Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund
For students in hardship, you may be eligible for financial assistance with childcare fees and travel costs for the days you attend your course. Eligibility criteria applies and you need to have an approved Advanced Learner Loan. Contact Student Services for more information on 01708 462 718.
The application process varies depending on the type of Higher Education course you wish to apply for and how you wish to study it. This page concerns all applications for Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas (HNC & HND), Foundation Degrees, Degrees and Postgraduate programmes.
For information regarding Student Finance and support for our Higher Education students, please visit our Higher Education section.
How to Apply
If you are applying for a full time undergraduate course, including HNCs, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Degrees, you will need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Our UCAS institution code is H14.
If you are applying for a part time undergraduate course or any Postgraduate course, you can apply directly to us. This can be done using a paper application form available from the Admissions office, or through the course search on our website. Simply find the course you wish to apply for and click on the Apply button.
Note for Teacher Training programmes:
If you are applying for a University of East London validated Teacher Training programme, please contact the Admissions office to request an application form.
When to Apply
Applications for full time undergraduate courses should be submitted to UCAS between 1st September and 30th June. Applications made after 15th January are regarded as late by UCAS but will continue to receive equal consideration by us.
Applications submitted to UCAS after 30th June will be processed through UCAS Clearing. It is not necessary to wait until A Level results day to make an application through Clearing. Please contact the Admissions office for the availability of places on your chosen course.
Applications for part time undergraduate courses and all Postgraduate courses, including Teacher Training, should be submitted to the Admissions office from 1st September. There is no deadline for submitting applications but we recommend that you apply as early as possible.
What Happens Next
We will acknowledge receipt of your application by a letter, which will give you your student reference number. Please have this number to hand whenever you contact us on 01708 462801.
The Admissions team will check that your application meets our academic entry requirements. We may contact you if any relevant information is missing from your application. The academic team will screen all other aspects of your application. If you are invited for an interview you will receive a letter notifying you of the date and the interview process. The interview allows us to assess your suitability for your chosen course and gives you the opportunity to visit the campus, meet the academic team and ask any questions.
Your application outcome will be sent to you by post. If you have applied through UCAS you will also be able to view and accept/decline your offer online through UCAS Track.
If you haven’t found a job yet you can apply through one of our adverts on the National Apprenticeship website. We have strong industry links and regularly work with local employers to recruit their Apprentices.