College 16 - 18

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applying for a course at Stockport has never been easier. Once you’ve chosen the right course for you and you are ready to start your path towards an exciting future, the next step of the journey is to apply. 

If for any reason you cannot apply online and want to register your interest in a course that’s listed on our website, please contact our helpful Enrolment Enquiries team on 0161 296 5000


Find a Course that's right for you

Choose from one of our exciting courses at Stockport College using the Course Search. You can either search all our courses or by subject area. Each department page will have information on what opportunities await you by studying with them.


Apply Online

Once you've found a course that you're interested in, simply select 'Apply Now' on the course page and you'll be directed to complete the online application form. We recommend that you apply as soon as you've found a course to avoid missing out in September.


Enrol for September

Enrolment is the process we take to make you a fully-fledged Stockport College student. We'll get in touch with you during summer with what you need to do to enrol. This may be online or in person, depending on your course. In the meantime feel free to check out our 'Are you College Ready Activities' on our department pages.

General entry requirements

Foundation Learning

There are no formal entry requirements for our Foundation Learning courses. All applicants will be asked to attend an assessment event, where the Foundation Learning Team will assess you to find out the most suitable course for you.

Level 1 Courses

Level 1 courses generally require 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and maths.  Learners will be expected to study GCSE English and maths alongside their studies.

Level 2 Courses

Level 2 courses generally require 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths at grade 3. To prepare you for a higher-level qualification, employment or university you might be required to study a GCSE qualification in English and maths.

Level 3 Courses

Level 3 courses generally require 5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 including English and maths. To prepare you for a higher level course, employment or university. You will be required to study towards GCSE English and maths Grade 4 or above. 


Prefer to post or hand in your application?

If for any reason you can’t apply online you can now fill out the application form on your computer and e-mail it back to us. E-mail all application forms to The College is open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm for you to drop off your application in person if you wish to do so. You can also ask for support filling out your application at the college too. We have copies with us at our Main Reception. 

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Thursday 29th September

4:30pm - 7.00pm