What if I can't decide which course to go on?
Don’t worry! Our Careers and Guidance Advisor can discuss your options with you, offer impartial advice and help you to make the right choice for you.
To make an appointment, call 0800 99 66 99 or drop-in to our next Open Event and someone will be happy to chat to you.
Do I need to pay any course fees?
If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay course fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation.
For more information, please click here.
How do I apply to St Helens College?
If you have decided on what course(s) you would like to study at St Helens College, you can easily submit an application online now. To apply click here.
When is the deadline for applications?
There is no set deadline for applications, however some courses are very popular and do fill up very quickly, so it’s best to get your application in as soon as you can.
What happens to my application once I’ve submitted it?
Once we have received your application, our admissions team will be in touch to invite you to St Helens College. This will be just an informal chat with the course tutor about the course that you are interested in. If you are successful and secure a place, you will confirm your acceptance of your place and then finalise this by attending enrolment.
Take a look at our next enrolment dates.
Will I need to buy any equipment for my course?
This depends on which course you’ve chosen, but generally most of the equipment you require will be provided by the College. Your tutor will advise you if there are any particular items which you need to purchase and if so, you may be eligible for a bursary to cover these costs.
What happens on my first day at College?
First days can always be a bit nerve racking, but we try to make it as fun and worry-free as possible!
Your first day will be your St Helens College induction, which will be spent with your Pastoral Tutor and the rest of your tutorial group. This induction covers college locations, health and safety, student support services, ground rules, setting your personal goals, looking at equality of opportunity and at students' rights and responsibilities.
By the end of the day you’ll know how to find your way around college, you’ll have made some new friends and you’ll feel ready to tackle the rest of the year. You’ll also receive a Student Handbook that you can refer to for important college information and it also doubles up as your own personal organiser!
If, at the end of your first day you still have questions that you don't feel were answered, don't forget you can always speak to your Tutor, who will be happy to help or will put you in touch with someone else who can.