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Enrolment 2021

Enrolment is the last thing that you need to do before you start your course with us. By enrolling you are letting us know that you definitely want to start on the course that you have applied for.  

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When can I enrol?

Enrolment will open on Thursday 12 August 2021. We will begin to send emails and texts on 12 August that will allow you to do your part of the enrolment. You should receive your text and email by Wednesday 18 August. You don’t need to panic and enrol as soon as the enrolment system opens, it will remain open for a number of weeks.

How do I enrol?


You will be sent an email with a link in it that will take you to the enrolment portal between 12 and 18 August 2021. You will also receive a text with a code that you will need to access the portal. If you have changed your email (or no longer have access to it) or your mobile number since you applied, you need to update your details with us by completing the form below.

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What should I do if I don't receive the email and/or text to enrol?

Please check your spam/junk folders for emails from activations@leicestercollege.ac.uk. Do NOT reply to this email address. It is not monitored.

If you haven’t received the email and/or text by Thursday 19 August please let us know by completing this form.

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What do I need to enrol?

You will need your exam results, ID (eg passport, driving license, bank statement), photo to upload, details of any evidence for course fee remission (this is when you don’t have to pay for your course because for example you are in receipt of certain benefits or are unemployed), and a way to pay any fees that you have to for your course (debit card, Visa Credit, Mastercard).

If you are eligible to apply to our Learner Support Fund – which pays for things like materials fees, bus passes, meals in College, childcare – you should complete this before you start your enrolment.

If you are 19 or older and are going to be studying on a course that qualifies for an Advanced Learner Loan you will need details of this.

We will check any grades or evidence that you provide of your results against a central database after you have enrolled. If any information the grade/qualification information you have submitted is incorrect your place at the College may be at risk.

When will I find out if I have a confirmed place?

Once you have completed your part of the enrolment we need to check the information you have supplied before we can confirm your place. We will confirm places by 5pm on Wednesday 25 August 2021, by email, at the latest.

Please do not contact us to chase progress before 26 August 2021, as we won’t be able to provide an update.

I’ve not heard back from you. What should I do?

If you have an offer from us, have completed your part of the enrolment process and haven’t heard from us by Thursday 26 August 2021 please get in touch by filling in this form.

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What happens if I don’t get the grades I needed for the course I applied for?

Even if you haven’t got the grades which you were predicted you may still enrol. Depending on your grades you may be able to continue on the course you had applied for. Alternatively, we may suggest a different course. We will be in touch with you to discuss your options and careers advisors will be available if you need more detailed advice.

What happens when my place is confirmed?

You will be given a date and time to come into college for your induction once your place is confirmed. Places should be confirmed by Thursday 26 August (for people who have previously been sent an offer letter and invited to enrol). A member of curriculum staff will be in touch you about your induction. This could be by post, phone or email. You will receive an email confirming your place.

Full timetables will be given at induction. Kit lists will be either sent to you by email prior to your induction, or given out at the induction. You will also be given your ID badge at induction. You will get free access to Office 365 (which gives you an email address, a TB of storage and five downloads including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote). Please only come into college when you are timetabled to do so, to help us maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe.

How can I pay for my course and material fees?

If you have to pay for your course, you can pay online when you complete your online enrolment registration.

If you have successfully applied for an Advanced Learner Loan you should upload your letter when you enrol. At the finance section of the enrolment form make sure to select “Student Loan” when answering the question “who is paying my fees”, and upload your confirmation letter.

If you are an adult on a low income or claiming benefits you may be eligible for free course fees.

We have two Learner Support Funds (one for 16-18 year olds and one for people aged 19 and over) to help with the costs of travel to and from college, essential kit, meals at college and childcare.

Applications to the Learner Support Funds are processed on a first come, first served basis. We are processing these as quickly as possible, but it is taking us approximately 2 to 3 weeks from receiving the application to completing it. When you have been assessed you will receive a letter to your home address. You are strongly advised to apply for financial support prior to enrolment but if you haven’t, you will have the opportunity to apply as part of the enrolment process.

If your fees are over £150 and you have ticked to pay your fees in instalments. You will need to complete the Direct Debit form and will be contacted by a member of the enrolment staff on what you need to do next.

When will I receive my timetable and induction details?

Will we send an induction time and any other relevant information about starting your course to you after we have confirmed your place. All details will be sent out by 1 September 2021 so please do not worry if you have not heard from us straight away.

I’ve changed my mind about what I want to study? Is there any help I can get?

We have a team of specialist and independent careers advisors who can talk to you about your options and help you progress successfully into further or higher education, employment or training. You don’t have to be a student to speak to our careers advisors and the service is offered to people of all ages.

Am an EU or EEA citizen. What information do I need to supply?

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU), all EU and European Economic Area (EEA) citizens will have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to continue living, working and studying in the UK.

Through the EUSS, you can be granted ‘Settled Status’ if you have been in the UK for 5 years or more. This gives you a right to remain in the UK with no time limit.

You can also be granted ‘Pre-Settled Status’ if you have been in the UK for less than 5 years. This gives you a right to remain in the UK for up to 5 years, after which you can apply for Settled Status.

More information on the EU Settlement Scheme is available

In order to complete enrolment for the 2021-2022 academic year in August/September, you will have to demonstrate that you have been granted either Settled or Pre-Settled Status. You should send your ‘share code’ to international@leicestercollege.ac.uk.

You can view your EUSS status and generate a ‘share code’ via the UK government website

I can't complete my enrolment online - what can I do?

If you can’t complete your enrolment on your own at home, we have limited spaces in College to help you. You can request to come into College if you do not have access to a laptop, computer or mobile, or do not have wifi or enough data to complete your enrolment online, or if you have a disability, learning difficulty or health problem, or English is not your first language.

You can request a space by calling 0116 224 2240 or complete this form below:

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I’ve not applied to Leicester College. Am I too late to apply?

If you have not already applied to study at Leicester College you will not be able to enrol straight away – you need to apply for a course first. We still have places available on many courses. You should first look at our courses and make an application. Please do this as soon as possible so that you can still be invited to enrol.

What happens if I make a late application?

Applications for full-time courses received after 9 August 2021 will be processed as quickly as possible. As it is a late application, we will get in touch with you by email or phone by 3 September 2021.

Offer letters to late applicants will be sent out, along with details of how to accept a place and enrol from 26 August. If places are no longer available on your chosen course, we will contact you to discuss alternative options.

Applications for part-time courses received after 9 August 2021 will be considered as they are received. At this time of year, however, we have a large number of applications to manage and it may take us longer than usual to get back to you.

What if I am doing more than one course?

If you have successfully enrolled on more one course but need to enrol on another course you should speak to your tutor (you will be given these details). Please do not submit another application.

You will need to complete our additions form and return it by email to your tutor.

What happens if I am unsuccessful?

Your place is not confirmed until you are sent a confirmation email stating that you have a place. If you have had to pay for anything to do with your course before you receive a confirmation and are then not offered a place, we will refund to you any money you have paid.