Farnborough College of Technology
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How to Apply

You can apply for all of our School Leavers courses, Degrees and Higher Education programmes, and Apprenticeship programmes online through the easy steps below:

  1. Look through the range of courses offered by browsing through our courses
  2. Find out whether the course is the right level for you by checking the entry requirements
  3. Select Apply for this course to add the course to your basket. Don’t forget you can always apply for more than one course.
  4. Once you’re happy with your choices, select Apply now to begin your online application
  5. Relax knowing you’ve got your application in

You will receive an email confirming you have successfully applied and we will aim to get in touch with you within 10 working days to let you know the next stage of your application.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact our Admissions Team at admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk or by telephone on 01252 407028.

School Leavers

You can apply for all of our full-time School Leavers programmes online. If you would like more information on your application for one of our School Leavers courses, please see our Application Process Guide.

What if I change my mind about which course to do?

We review the course you have chosen during the Interview Session and when you enrol in September and, if possible, will make every effort to accommodate your change.

If you have a definite change of mind before then, please notify us by email to admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk as soon as possible. There is a period after the start of your course when you could also change course, if there are places available on the new course please speak to your current tutor about swapping.

How do I confirm that I want to accept the place at Farnborough College of Technology?

Many of our courses are oversubscribed so you need to consider your options and email us with your decision. After this, the next time that you hear from us will be in May or June with details about Summer College, which is held in July

When do I enrol?

Enrolment takes place in the first week of September. Please avoid holidays at this time as there is a risk that we may not be able to fulfil your course requests if you do not attend at the allocated enrolment time.

What time does the College day start?

Lessons start at 9.15am and finish no later than 5pm. This could be different, for example, in catering where you would be expected to do an evening service.

Do we have a daily morning registration?

No. You meet you with personal tutor once a week with other students in your group. However, you are registered electronically into every lesson and your attendance is recorded and monitored.

 What happens if I find a subject difficult?

Always talk to your tutor. Supported Study Periods in the timetable, apart from giving you time to do your coursework, allow for individual tutorials to help students in difficulties. Your tutor can also arrange for you to meet with an Additional Learning Support Tutor who can provide extra support.

 What happens if I miss a lesson or work deadlines?

Your tutor will follow up with you the reason(s) why this has happened but if it persists, a more formal discussion with the Course Programme Manager will take place. If there is no improvement, further disciplinary action might follow.

What clubs and activities can I get involved in?

These is a broad range of activities that you can be involved in you will be able to look at the options and sign up for some at the fresher’s fair which is held in late September.

What support is there for applying to university, organising a gap year or finding a job?

There is an excellent Careers Department at the College with staff who can give expert advice. You will start to consider options in the tutorial programme with your personal tutor. He or she will guide you through the application processes and write your reference. The College Degree Academy will make sure all students who are members receive the support and advice they require to make university applications

Degrees and Higher Education

To start your full-time higher education course with University Centre Farnborough, you can either apply through the University and College Admissions Services (UCAS) or directly through our online application system.

Applying to more than one university?
Applying to just University Centre Farnborough?

Apply directly by following the 'apply now' links on each course page. We will be in touch soon after with more information.

Recognition of prior learning and experience

We are happy to consider applications for entry to alter stages of a course on the basis of higher education qualifications gained at another college or university or have relevant experience from employment or voluntary work.

International Students

We welcome applications from international students with qualifications considered equivalent to our general entrance requirements. The process to apply is the same as the full-time courses above.


If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required.


There are two main ways to become an Apprentice. You can either find a job and become an Apprentice through your company/employer, or you can apply for a course online and we’ll help you find an Apprenticeship.

How to Apply for an Apprenticeship

Many of our apprenticeship programmes fill quickly, so please make sure you apply as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact our friendly Business Services Team at business@farn-ct.ac.uk or by calling us on 01252 407299.

Adult, Professional and Part-time

You can now enrol for one of our adult, professional or part-time courses online. You should make an application first which will be sent to our tutors for approval. Once approved you will be sent a link to enrol.

Look out for our Adult Learners Advice and Guidance Events. Here you can meet tutors, gain advice and guidance, and apply for a course.

If you would like to register your interest in a course in advance, please select Enquire Now on the course page and fill out our online form. Alternatively, you can contact us at info@farn-ct.ac.uk to register your interest with a tutor.