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How to Apply

Applying to study at Long Road is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Step 1: Open Evenings

Upcoming Open Evenings: Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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

Online applications for September 2021 will open in October 2020.

The deadline for September 2021 study is 12 noon on 15th January 2021. Applications made after this date will be considered but may be placed on a waiting list if the college is oversubscribed.

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:

If you’re applying to study Level 4 Foundation Art and Design please click here.
Please email Gareth Roberts, Course Team Leader, on if you have any issues regarding your application.

International Students:

If you are an International Student please click here.

Step 3: Advice and Guidance Meetings

Shortly after the application deadline (12 January 2021) the online booking will open for our Advice and Guidance Meetings.

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

Your meeting will be with a member of our friendly teaching staff who 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.

Click here to find out what to expect and how to prepare for your Virtual Advice and Guidance Meeting. 

Step 4: Offer to study

Shortly after your 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.

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.

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

Step 5: Welcome Days

Please click here to view our Virtual Welcome event

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.

Please click here to download our full Admissions Policy.

If you have any queries during your application, please contact the Admissions Team on or call 01223 631125.