Enrolment 2023

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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If you haven’t received the grades required for your course, come into college and see your tutor and we will make sure you get on a suitable course. Or, you can contact our team Careers Guidance

Please note that if you are wanting to enrol on a Higher Education course, ESOL, or a maths or English course 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.

Find out more about how Darlington College go beyond with the benefits for our full-time students: Benefits At Darlington College

Enrolment 2023 Dates
date time enrolment
Thursday 24 August 2023 9AM – 7PM FULL TIME STUDENTS ONLY
Friday 25 August 2023 10AM- 3PM FULL TIME STUDENTS ONLY
Monday 28 August 2023 BANK HOLIDAY
Tuesday 29 August 2023 9AM – 4PM FULL TIME STUDENTS
Wednesday 30 August 2023 9AM – 4PM FULL TIME STUDENTS
Thursday 31 August 2023 9AM – 4PM FULL TIME STUDENTS
Friday 1 September 2023 9AM – 3PM FULL TIME STUDENTS
Saturday 2 September 2023 9.30AM- 12.30PM FULL TIME STUDENTS AND PART TIME STUDENTS


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 2023. 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?

You will not be penalised for not attending an On Course to College event and 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

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 wish to invite you in to college discuss the course, particularly when considering if a T-Level is right for you. Please do make sure you keep your contact details up to date so we can text, call and email you to give you important information. 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.

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 a letter detailing all times for enrolment. We have missed seeing you face to face so from 24th August you will be invited in to college to meet your tutor, secure your place on your course and enrol. Please if you have access to a smartphone, bring this with you as this will make the enrolment process quicker for you.

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