Enrolment 2021

It’s going to be YOUR year to achieve great things and Darlington College are here to get you started on the future you want to live. 

Once you apply and are accepted on to a course, the next step is to enrol at the college from August.

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We’ve put together some handy Frequently Answered Questions to that may answer some of your questions.


Can I still apply?

Absolutely – it is not too late to apply to college for September 2021. If you are clear as to the type of course you are looking to study with us then please go to www.darlington.ac.uk and make your application on the relevant course page. 

If you are a bit undecided as to the path you are looking to take, then you are free to contact our guidance team for advice and help with your options  email guidanceservices@darlington.ac.uk . If you are in year 11 and a school leaver we would also think that your own schools careers advisor would be happy to speak to you about your aspirations. Whatever the case, you don’t have to make decisions on your own.

I haven’t attended On Course to College, will this affect my place?

Due to the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in, you would not be penalised for not attending an On Course to College event.  You will still be kept up to date with the same correspondence as those students who have attended.  Please make sure that if you change your email address, postal address or phone number you let the college know so we can amend you application form and keep you up to date with any information you will need to enrol with us after results day. Email admissionsandenquiries@darlington.ac.uk

Will not sitting my GCSEs affect my applications?

While it is disappointing that you won’t be able to sit your GCSE exams, everyone in the country is in the same position and therefore other measures are being put in place to assess which level of study programme you should go on to. Year 11 students that have applied to us will be supported to be able to study at the college. If you have not made an application, please do so as soon as possible so we can keep you up to date with information about enrolment.

Do I need an interview?

If you are applying to be an apprentice, interviews are now taking place, in some instances this may take place virtually via Google Meet or Zoom by tutors and employers taking on the apprentice. In some areas of curriculum a tutor may also call to discuss the course over the phone so please make sure you supply an up to date phone number on your application.  Other tutors may invite you to join a Facebook group to keep in contact.  We have also sent pre work for some areas to school careers advisors to give you a flavour of what you can expect on your course when you get to college. 

Can I visit the College?

Yes – contact our Marketing team throughout the summer to arrange a personal tour of our fantastic facilities. We are unable to guarantee a tour for unexpected visitors, but we will do our best to accommodate you. Email marketing@darlington.ac.uk or why not visit our brand new Virtual Tour HERE.

We are posting lots of information on our website and social media about our facilities, courses and college life so please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or TikTok for up to date news and events.

When can I enrol?

You will be sent your Enrolment Link via the email used to make your application on the morning of GCSE Results Day, Thursday 12 August – you will not be able to enrol without receiving your results. 

Enrolling online is for your convenience, giving you the option of securing your place at College remotely – however, should you need to come along to College to enrol measures will be in place to enable you to do so. We are open!

If you haven’t received the grades required for your course then you can contact our guidance services in the first instance for advice and support. You can find their details HERE

Please note that if you are wanting to enrol on a Higher Education course, or a maths or English course, or ESOL you will need to contact our Admissions team on 01325 503030 before coming into college to enrol.

Go for it!  Call our Course and Information team for a chat on 01325 503050 for further support and advice.

I’m 19+ and have applied for a course. When can I enrol in College? 

Thursday 26 August 2021 – 10 am – 6pm

Friday 27 August 2021 – 10 am – 3pm

Tuesday 31 August 2021 – 10am – 6pm

Wednesday 1 September 2021 –  10am – 6pm

Thursday 2 September 2021 –  10am  – 6pm

Friday 3 September 2021 – 10am – 3pm

Saturday 4 September 2021 – 10 am – 12.30pm

Still have a question?

Complete the below form if you have any questions not answered by the above FAQs OR why not try our new online chat service available right here Mon-Fri, 9.30AM – 4.30PM.

Look out for the Chat symbol ‘pop up’ on the bottom right this August. 

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