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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: 4 & 5 July 2023

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

Applications for September 2023 study are now open. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 10 January 2023, any applications made after this date will be considered, may be placed on a waiting list.

Long Road welcomes applications from all students, regardless of the school you currently attend. All applications are treated on the same basis, however, the application process differs based on the school you currently attend.

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 MyLongRoad

If you have any issues with your application please email

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: Advice and Guidance Meetings

Upcoming Advice and Guidance Meetings: Thursday 9 & Friday 10 February 2023

Shortly after the application deadline the online booking will open for our Advice and Guidance Meetings.

Advice and Guidance meetings are informal, 30-minute sessions taking place throughout the Spring and Summer terms. Your meeting will be held via video call, 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

Shortly after your Advice and Guidance Meeting, your interviewer will update your MyLongRoad application account with your chosen courses and conditional offer. You will be sent a confirmation email detailing your conditional offer, once you have received this confirmation email you need to log in to your MyLongRoad account to accept the offer.

Accepting your offer to study does not confirm your place as a Long Road student, however, it does mean you will be invited to our Welcome Days in the summer term.

Please note: applicants can accept and hold offers from multiple colleges before making their final decision on GCSE results day.

Step 5: Welcome Days

Upcoming Welcome Days: 6 & 7 July 2023

If you accept your offer to 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.