To enrol, you must fulfil the entry requirements of your chosen course, complete an eligibility-residency assessment and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.
Enrolment for most of our courses happens during the summer before courses start in September, however you will be advised of specific enrolment periods for your course at one of our Open Days or Open Day Mondays.
Here's a guide to all you need to know about what you need when you come to enrol:
1. Come prepared! Browse our courses using the link below:
2. What to bring and things you need to know!
Proof of residency:
UK/EU passport or Identity Card
If you are an Adult Asylum seeker, we need to see your ARC card. As an Adult, you need to have lived in the UK for 6 months and a maximum of 1 year. Otherwise, we need to see proof that your case is under consideration by the Home Office.
If you are an Asylum Seeker aged 16-18 or a vulnerable young adult Asylum Seeker, you need to bring a letter from your Local Authority confirming you are in their care and receiving support under section 23C or section 23CA of the Children Act 1989 or section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948.
Exam results/ certificates:
All learners aged 16-18, must bring results slips or exam certificates when they come in to interview/enrol.
Any learners aged 19 and over who have an offer conditional on their results, or who need to meet the course entry criteria must bring in the evidence requested on the offer form.
You may need to supply a reference if you have not already given us one with your application.
If you are aged 19 and over and applying for a Level 3 course or above, you may be subject to pay fees depending on the course and level. Further information is available from the Fee Assessors.
All courses at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 are free at CONEL.
If you are aged 19 and over and would like to enrol onto an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course and are unemployed, please bring evidence of your JSA (not your signing on book), ESA WRAG, ESA or Income Support or Universal Credit. If you are employed, we must see evidence of your income, from within the last 3 months.
If someone else is paying your fees: You will need to provide a letter from your sponsor, e.g. your employer, on headed paper, dated, signed, and referring to you and the amount that your sponsor/employer will pay.
If your sponsor is only paying a portion of your fees, you will be liable for the balance yourself.
Advanced Learner Loans for courses at Level 3 (and above) and HE Loans
You will need to provide evidence that you have applied for a loan. Our team can help you apply if you have not done so already. If you do not qualify for a loan, you will be liable to pay the fees yourself.
If you intend to study a Higher Education course and are not applying for a student loan you will need to pay your fees in full at the point of enrolment.
Help with fees:
- For course fees £500 and above, this can be paid in three instalments. The first instalment of 50% needs to be paid at the point of enrolment and the remaining two instalments (25%) at the beginning of the following two months.
- You may be eligible for financial support – please let us know when you come in to enrol and we will direct you to the Learner Support Team.
3. What will happen at enrolment?
When you come to enrol with us, you will need to complete an application and/or an enrolment form.
• If you have previously applied and received an offer to study with us, you don't need to complete an assessment form. You will just need to complete an enrolment form but you must bring your documents (please see above). Once you have completed your form, you will be directed to the department where you will meet a tutor. They will talk to you about the course. If you have not been offered a place you will have a quick interview with the tutor.
For help preparing for your interview, please contact Course Information on 0208 442 3055.
We will also offer you impartial Information, Advice and Guidance when you come to our enrolment session.
• If you have not previously applied for a course or had an interview, you will need to complete an assessment and an enrolment form. If you meet the criteria for the course, you will be given an offer and will be enrolled on the day.
4. Course fees and concessions
If you are aged 16 to 18 and want to study a FE course, your course will be free.
If you are aged 19 and over, you may have to pay for your course. If you are studying a course that lasts for 1 year, you may be eligible to pay via installments. Any outstanding fees from a previous course must be paid before you can enrol on a new course.
If you are aged 19 and over and are claiming certain benefits you will be required to bring proof and you will be asked to confirm this on your enrolment form. You will have to agree to this statement "I confirm this information about my employment status is correct and understand that if I have declared false information action may be taken to reclaim the fees and associated costs from me".
If someone else is paying your fees please bring a letter dated and signed from your sponsor or employer.
You may be eligible for financial support to help with the costs of your learning or childcare. For more information click here.
- Last Updated: 17 May 2019