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Useful Information for applicants

Don’t forget to read our full admissions policy: Admissions Policy

All information regarding your application will be emailed to you. It is important that you check your emails regularly and notify us of any email address changes.

Scroll down for a list of frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it matter if I don’t put Long Road as my first choice?

No – we offer interviews to all applicants.

I’ve missed the application deadline, what should I do?

The application deadline is 12 noon on 15th January 2021, any applications received after this date may be placed on a waiting list if we are oversubscribed.

What happens if I’m not predicted a Grade 4 in Maths and/or English GCSE?

All options, including re-taking GCSEs, will be discussed with you at your admissions interview.

How do I know if my school belongs to Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP)?

Click here for a list of all Cambridge Area Partnership schools. 

I currently attend a school that doesn’t belong to the Cambridge Area Partnership (CAP). Will this affect my application?

We welcome applicants from all schools and treat all applications equally, regardless of the school attended. The only time that we would give preference to CAP applicants is if the College as a whole is over-subscribed.

What happens if I am moving into the area from another part of the UK or abroad?

You need to apply via our website using this link: Online Application Login/Registration. If you have any issues please email

Do you accept IGCSEs?

Yes, we accept all qualifications equivalent to GCSEs. If you are unsure about your qualifications please email

Can I apply to study both A Levels and Level 3 Diplomas?

Yes, there are lots of possible combinations of courses which are explained in our Prospectus. You will need to meet the entry requirements for all courses you wish to study, entry requirements can be found on individual course pages.

What happens if I want to change one of my subjects after my application?

You will have the opportunity to discuss your subjects and make changes to your application at your enrolment meeting. If you wish you make any changes before or after this please email

What happens at the Advice and Guidance Meetings?

Our Advice & Guidance Meetings are informal discussions, lasting 20-30 minutes, with an experienced member of our staff. You will discuss your subjects, extra-curricular interests and career aspirations with your interviewer who will be able to offer advice and guidance on your study programme. It is also your opportunity to discuss any additional support you may require.

Your parent/carer is encouraged to attend your Advice and Guidance Meeting with you.

Due to COVID-19, all Advice and Guidance Meetings for September 2021 applicants will take place virtually via video call.

Click here to read our Advice and Guidance Meeting preparation Guide.

What happens after my Advice and Guidance Meeting?

Your interviewer will update your Long Road Online Services 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 Long Road Online Services account to accept the offer. Click here to log in to your account.

Please remember you can accept and hold a number of offers from different post-16 providers until you receive your GCSE results in August.

Enrolment Information

During the summer term information about the enrolment process, including your enrolment interview date/time, will be emailed to you and an enrolment pack will be sent to you via post. You can also download the Enrolment Pack by clicking here. 

Enrolment step-by-step

  1. Complete the IT onboarding
  2. Submit you photo for your college ID
  3. Complete the Moodle Session – the college’s Virtual Learning Environment
  4. Complete the medical form

What happens next?

  1. Activate your ParentPay account on 13 August, details will be sent via email
  2. Pay your College Services Fee of £50, via ParentPay, by the 6 September
  3. Receive your timetable w/c 6 September, sent to your Long Road email account
  4. Receive and return your learner agreement w/c 6 September, sent to your Long Road email account
  5. Attend your onsite orientation session on 7-8 September:
    • You will be invited to attend an AM or PM session on one of these days.
    • Bring along your GCSE certificates to get them verified onsite.
    • Bring along passport/birth certificate/Deed Poll certificate for your ID check.
    • Attend a tour of the college
  6. Congratulations! You’re now a fully enrolled Long Road student!
    • Attend your first day of college starting on 9th September.
    • Complete your summer work for your first lesson.
    • Collect your photo ID badge in your first lesson.

Key Dates Enrolment 2021

  • 12 August = GCSE Results Day
  • 1pm, 13 August = GCSE results uploaded
  • 16 – 27 August = Virtual Enrolment Advice & Guidance Meetings
  • 7 – 8 September = On-campus orientation
  • 9 September = Start of term