Apply – North West Regional College


Apply for your Full Time Course today!

To apply you must be over 16 years of age or over on or before 1st July 2020. Before completing your course application, via the link below, please refer to the following useful help and advice.  Remember we operate a ‘first-come first served’ application process so DON’T DELAY, APPLY TODAY.

Check out below for more details on how to apply


You can now apply for any Full-Time course online with NWRC. All you have to do is create an account and fill in your details. By creating an account you will be able to track your application.


Find your ideal course by viewing our latest Full-Time prospectus, which includes both Further and Higher Education options. Printed copies are also available from all college campuses.


You can also search for a course via our online search tool. You can search by campus, subject or keyword and find what you’re looking for. Please click on the link below to search via this tool.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

As an alternative to the standard entry requirements, you may be able to apply to enter the course through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process. This means entry through which learning achieved outside education or training is assessed and, as appropriate, recognised for academic purposes. Please note if the course requires you to have English Language and /or Maths at GCSE level or equivalent these cannot be assessed through the APEL process.

For further information see contact details relating to the course. Normally APEL applications need to be made well in advance of the course start date in September.

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Entry to our courses will also be given to applicants who do not meet the formal academic requirements in this guide, especially those who have significant and relevant experience and ability. 
Entry criteria for some College courses may be enhanced where courses are over- subscribed.

If you’re preparing for examinations, you should submit your application form as soon as possible.  Don’t wait until you receive your examination results to apply – some of our courses are very popular and you may be disappointed.

If your chosen course is offered at more than one of our campuses, please ensure you state your preferred NWRC campus.  You are encouraged to attach any relevant information which you feel will support your application.

Courses at North West Regional College are viable once sufficient numbers have enrolled. Where a course is offered at more than one College campus, there may only be sufficient enrolments to offer it at one location. In this case students may be offered the opportunity to undertake the programme at an alternative College campus than their first choice.

English Entry Levels for Vocational Courses at the College:
Applications for Level 3 courses & belowIELTS 5.5
Paper based TOEFL 513
Computer based TOEFL 183
Internet based TOEFL 65
Applications for HNC/HND coursesIELTS 6.0
Paper based TOEFL 547
Computer based TOEFL 210
Internet based TOEFL 78

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2018/19 Highlights

Download Full-Time Course Guide

Download our 2019-20 Full-Time prospectus