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Apply via Clearing

Clearing is a service which is available between July and September each year. It is an additional opportunity for applicants to apply for a university course starting this September if they haven’t already been accepted on one.

Apply Direct – without UCAS

If you wish to make a direct application to us, choose the course(s) you would like to enrol on this September and add them to your course basket before completing your application online.

Making a direct application to us doesn’t affect the UCAS process. It gives you the chance to apply to us quickly and at no cost.

After applying we would still advise you to get in touch with us on 01252 407028 so we can give you a decision on your application as soon as possible.

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There are many reasons why you might find yourself eligible to apply through Clearing:

  • You may have been offered a place at university through UCAS but didn’t get the A Level Results or BTEC Results you needed to be accepted
  • You may have changed your mind about the course you want to study
  • You may have applied for a place at university but not received any offers
  • You may already have already received your exam results but have not yet applied for a course place

Whatever your situation, Clearing is a great chance to find the right course for you and we’re happy to help every step of the way. Don’t forget, if you’re unsure about your application, or the Clearing process you can contact us on 01252 407028.

How do I apply through Clearing?

See our step-by-step guide below on how to apply through the Clearing process.  If you’re not sure what to do call us on 01252 407028.

1. Check UCAS track

If you have already applied for a course through UCAS, login to UCAS track to see if your place has been confirmed at either your firm or insurance choice university.

If your place has been confirmed, Congratulations! All you have to do now is pick up your results and celebrate.

If your place hasn’t been confirmed, or you are unsure about your choice then don’t panic, pick up your results and get started with the clearing process.

2. Get in touch

During clearing you can call us on 01252 407028.

You will need:

  • Your Clearing Number (this will be displayed on the ‘welcome’ page on UCAS Track
  • Your UCAS Number
  • Your Results

When you call, remember we’re here to help you. It’s a good idea to know what course or courses you are interested in and to have your results and clearing number at hand. Our Clearing Advisors may pass you on to a tutor who will assess your suitability for the course.

Our lines may be busy on results day, so do keep trying to call if we don’t pick up straight away.

3. Find the right course for you

There are a lot of options available and we will always try to help you find the right course for you, so don’t give up if your are unable to secure a place on your first choice!

You may need to think about different subjects, so try to be open minded, but make sure you choose a course that you think you will be happy with.

Usually we will be able to give you a decision over the phone. However, sometimes we may need to get back to you.

4. Complete your Application

You can complete your application through clearing by either:

  • Applying to us directly through our website.


Apply through UCAS track

If you choose to accept a Clearing offer through UCAS, you will need to visit the UCAS track website.

Select the “Add Clearing Choice” button and enter the institution and course details.

You can only enter one Clearing Choice, so make sure we have provisionally offered you a place on the course first and you want to accept it.

If you enter a Clearing choice without discussing it with us this may delay the progress of your application, and you may not be given a place on the course you’ve chosen.

If we accept your choice, the acceptance will be displayed in the ‘choices’ section of UCAS Track.

UCAS will also send you a letter to let you know your place is confirmed.

We will get in touch with you soon with details about starting your course.

5. Relax

Congratulations! You’ve survived Clearing so now just relax and get ready to begin your course!

When should I apply?

We’d encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible, as spaces on our courses fill up quickly.

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