Information for new students (September 2020 Starters)
We fully intend to enrol our students and start teaching from September.
At Askham Bryan College we take the health and welfare of our students and staff very seriously and continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation closely. Please refer to the relevant sections below for more detailed information, whether you are a current student or someone who wants to join us in the new academic year.
Registration and Enrolment:
Once you have a confirmed place on your course at the College, you will receive further information, on or after your results day, on how to register with the College to let us know that you are coming in September. You will be able to pick up more information about enrolment in due course and what is needed for your studies by checking on our dedicated enrolment pages as follows:
Askham Bryan College - enrolment page
Newton Rigg College enrolment page.
We are welcoming applications for all of our courses. Apply now here.
We have put together some frequently asked questions and information to guide you through this challeging time.
Can I still apply?
Yes! We are still welcoming applications for all of our courses. Apply now here
I have applied to the college - what happens next?
Our friendly staff will be in touch for an informal telephone (or video call) interview while the college campus is closed. This will take place shortly after you have submitted an application form. Please keep your phone with you and expect a call with 'No caller ID'/ a withheld number.
What is it like to be a student at ABC?
If you have any questions - take a virtual stroll around your campus via our website. You can find out about many different aspects such as student services, the student union, mental health and wellbeing coordinators, accommodation, transport and finance via our links.
Will the college be open in September?
We are expecting to be open in September unless we are told differently by the Government.
I've missed school due to Covid19 and I am worried about catching up?
Our teaching teams are in the process of preparing course information and pre-enrolment activities which you will be asked to complete from June onwards to help you prepare for college. You will receive information about this in May.
What about my GCSEs / entry requirements?
Please don't worry, no student will be disadvantaged by school closures and cancelled exams.
How do I apply for accommodation for next year?
All applications for accommodation will be via an online application process and this is now live on the website.
What is the status of work placements?
Work placements and work experience plays an important part in the vocational courses we offer at the college. Many of the qualifications we offer have a mandatory element of work placement with a set number of hours that students need to achieve in order to be successful on their qualification. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we know that finding a placement might be more challenging than usual. We are working with the relevant Awarding Bodies to ensure that students are not disadvantaged on their qualification in September.
Students will be introduced to the Work Placement Co-ordinators at the start of their course to support students when exploring and securing placements.
2020/21 Fees for tuition:
· If you think you may be entitled to a fee waiver due to your personal circumstances (e.g. low income or 1st qualification entitlement etc.) this should be confirmed by our Student Records team otherwise the standard course fee will apply.
· If you are being supported by a loan (either Student Loan or Advanced Learner Loan) evidence of the loan approval should be available at the point of enrolment.
· If you are being supported by a sponsor (e.g. employer) confirmation in writing providing the full sponsor details and the agreement to pay the fees in full should be provided at the point of enrolment.
UNTIL THE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE REQUESTED IS PROVIDED ALL FEES REMAIN THE PERSONAL LIABILTY OF THE STUDENT.
· If you are paying for your own course fees Finance require a deposit payment equal to 25% of their total course cost at the point of enrolment. A Direct Debit mandate should also be completed at the point of enrolment for the balance of the fees to be collected in 8 equal instalments from October to May.
What is happening regarding my GCSE exam and my grades?
Results will be released after 8am on 20th August, your school/educational provider will contact you with how they will inform you of your grades.