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Our application process is completed in 5 simple steps!

On this page we've outlined everything you need to know about each step of our application process. If you have any queries during your application, please contact the Admissions Team on or call 01223 63 1125.

Our full Admissions Policy is available to download at the bottom of this page. 

Step 1: Open Evenings

Upcoming Open Evenings: 2 & 3 July 2024

Explore our beautiful campus, check out our amazing facilities and have your questions answered by our friendly staff.

Our Open Evenings are designed for Year 10 students at the start of their post-16 education journey, but we welcome all to attend. Bring along your friends and family to experience everything Long Road has to offer you.

Step 2: Complete an Online Application

Our application deadline for September 2024 is Tuesday, 9th January 2024. Applications submitted after this date may be placed on a waiting list.

Long Road welcomes applications from all students, regardless of the school you currently attend. All applications are considered equally, however, the application process differs based on the school you currently attend. Please ensure you check which of the below applies to you before submitting your application:

Please note that the college will automatically transfer all MyChoice@16 applications to the Admissions+ platform after our January deadline. Your login information will be sent to you via email.

Level 4 Foundation Art and Design Applications

If you are applying to study on our Level 4 Foundation Art and Design course, please click here to start an application on Admissions+. 

If you have any issues with your application please email

We will continue to accept applications until the summer, but please remember that places on the course are offered on a first come, first served basis. In the event that the course is oversubscribed, your application may be placed on a waiting list.

If you have any questions about the course, please email Gareth Roberts, Course Team Leader, on

International Students

If you are an International Student please click here for information on how to apply. 

Step 3: Virtual Advice and Guidance Meetings

This year's Virtual Advice and Guidance Meetings will take place on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February 2024.

Shortly after the application deadline, our online booking system will open for applicants to book their meeting.

Our Advice and Guidance Meetings are informal, 20-minute sessions taking place throughout the Spring and Summer terms. Your meeting will be held via video call, during which a member of our friendly staff will discuss your future career plans, your reasons for choosing your programme of study and find out more about you as an individual. Parents and Carers are encouraged to attend your meeting with you.

Step 4: Offer to study

Once you have attended your Advice and Guidance Meeting, your interviewer will update your Admissions+ application account with your agreed courses and Conditional Offer. You will be sent an email informing you of the update to your application, after which you need to log in to your Admissions+ account to accept the offer.

Accepting your offer to study does not confirm your enrolment as a Long Road student. However, it does hold your place for you and means you will be invited to our Welcome Days in the summer term.

Please note: You can accept and hold offers from multiple post-16 providers before making your final decision on Results Day.

Step 5: Welcome Days

Upcoming Welcome Days: 4 & 5 July 2024

If you accept your offer of study, you will be invited to one of our Welcome Days.

Our Welcome Days are designed to give you a first-hand experience of life as a Long Road student. You will spend the day in timetabled lessons, trying out the subjects you have applied to study with us. This also gives you the opportunity to meet your potential classmates and teachers.