Enrolment 2020

We are delighted that you have chosen to study here at Cheshire College – South & West and can’t wait to welcome you in September.

Whatever your results are, we can help you gain the skills and qualifications needed to start ‘Your College Journey’ at Cheshire College – South & West.

Our September 2020 courses may have already started, but there is still time to enrol and secure your place, please call our Admissions Team on 01270 654654 (Crewe Campus) or 01244 656555 (Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses).

Enrolment FAQs

What is enrolment?

Enrolment is the process that all learners go through to register onto a course. Following enrolment, you will officially become a learner of Cheshire College – South & West. During this process, we will also check your exam certificates for entry requirements, any other conditions from your Guidance Interview (or Progression Meeting if you are a current student) and discuss which course is suitable for you. 

When can I enrol?

Enrolment will start on Thursday 20 August; on this day you will need to log in to ‘My Enrolment Portal’ where you will be given the option to complete your enrolment online or book an appointment to enrol on Campus. If you do not have a login for ‘My Enrolment Portal’, you will be able to book a campus enrolment slot via the website; the option to book a campus enrolment place will be made available from early August.

How do I enrol?

If you have been offered a provisional place at the College, you will already have been sent an email and text with your log in details to ‘My Enrolment Portal’.  Within the portal you will be given the option to enrol online or book a place to enrol on Campus.

If you enrol online, you will be asked to confirm your course choice and upload copies/photographs of your certificates. You will then receive a call from a tutor to confirm your place at College and a confirmation email which will include your start of course information.

We are advising that if any of the following apply you will need to book an appointment to enrol on Campus:

  • You are aged 19+
  • You are enrolling on a Higher Education course
  • You are unsure if you meet the entry requirements of your particular course after receiving your results or would like to change your course choice
  • You would like to speak to a member of curriculum staff in person
  • You have not yet received an offer of a place on a College

What do I need to bring with me to enrol if I am coming onto Campus?

Original certificates for all your exams/qualifications taken to date.

If you are aged 19 or over, please also bring:

  • If applicable, confirmation of your application for an Advanced Learner Loan/Higher Education Loan (for Learners aged 19+ enrolling on courses at Levels 3 to 6), or employer sponsor letter or a form of payment
  • Payment for fees where applicable – if you are assessed to be a fee payer, you will be required to pay the first instalment of the course fees. You may also be required to pay exam fees, if applicable, at enrolment 
  • Your bank details (for Direct Debit instalments) – if required for course fee payment
  • National Insurance Number
  • Original evidence (no more than 3 months old on the start date of the course) that you are in receipt of State Benefit(s) i.e. Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance
  • If your gross salary is less than £17,004 you may be eligible for funding for Level 2 courses and below – you will need to bring evidence of 3 months wage slips
  • Evidence of nationality and immigration status, e.g.If you are a non–UK/EU/EEA/Swiss national your passport and evidence of your immigration status, e.g. visa, Biometric Residence Permit. 

What if I am unable to enrol using ‘My Enrolment Portal’?

If you are unable to enrol online using the ‘My Enrolment Portal’ please book an appointment to come onto Campus.  The option to book a slot on Campus will be made available from the beginning of August on our website.

Can I change the course I originally applied for when I enrol?

Generally speaking, if you meet the entry requirements and there are places available on the course, you will be able to enrol onto an alternative course. You will need to book an appointment to come onto Campus and you can do that via ‘My Enrolment Portal’. You will be able to book an appointment for on Campus enrolment from the beginning of August on our website.

What if my GCSE or other exam results are not as good as, or better than, I was expecting?

If you do not achieve the exam results you were hoping for, it is important you book an appointment to come onto Campus to speak to curriculum staff.  We offer a number of courses at different levels, so do not worry, there will be a course for you at the College.

If your exam results are better than you had expected, we will refer you to a suitable course depending on your grades.

How do I withdraw my College application?

Contact our Admissions Team using the contact details on your enrolment email and they will confirm your withdrawal.

How do I order a uniform if required for my course?

Instructions and uniform kit lists will be available will be available via ‘My Enrolment Portal’ from 27 July, if you do not have access to the portal you will be able to complete this during your on-site enrolment.

How do I process my DBS if required for my course?

Instructions and further information will be available via ‘My Enrolment Portal’ from 27 July, if you do not have access to the portal you will be able to complete this during your on-site enrolment.

When does my course start?

The first day of term is Tuesday 1 September, individual timetables and start dates will be shared with you when you have completed your enrolment. Access to HE and Higher Education courses will be advised of specific start dates at enrolment.

Will College Transport be available for the start of term?

Yes, College transport will be available from week commencing 1 September. Transport passes will be issued during your first week of College. If you are travelling on a public service, please check pick up/departure times and points with the operator.

Please refer back to this page regularly for all future updates.