How To Apply

Three easy steps to starting your career journey at Darlington College #DontJustLearnItLiveit 

Step 1 – Decide which course you want to take.

If you already know which subject you want to study you can apply straight away. Head over to our courses page where you can search by keyword using the search tool or by Subject Course Area so you can see all available courses within that area.

If you are not sure on what course to take or unable to find the course you want please give us a call or come along to one of our open events where you can chat to college staff and learn more about college life:

Courses: (01325) 503 030 |

Step 2 – Complete the application form.

All full-time courses have an APPLY NOW button on their respective course page, just click the button to start the application process online and follow the steps to submit your application.

Step 3 – On Course to College

Once we’ve received your application, you will be invited to attend one of our On Course to College events. You can ask the tutor any questions you might have, and you can even bring your parents along.

You’ll be offered a place at the college subject to a satisfactory school report and pending GCSE Grades*.

Offer of places for Apprenticeships are subject to you securing employment prior to the start of your course.

If you haven’t secured employment by the time you have your interview, you will be offered a full time alternative. Once you have secured employment, just let us know and we will transfer you back to an Apprenticeship. After your exams you will get the chance to come and give your course a go at our Connect to College event in June – save the date in your diary.

On Course to College dates:

  • Monday 23rd January 2023
  • Monday 6th March 2023
  • Monday 24th April 2023
  • Wednesday 28th June 2023 – Connect to College

*Subject to terms and conditions