How to apply

Applications for 2019 enrolment are now open!

Simply click here to complete our online application.

Alternatively, browse through our many courses on offer and once you have decied what you would like to study with us, go onto a course page and click the 'Apply Now' button to go through to the application pages. Applications will take around 15 minutes to complete.


Entry Requirements

For a Level 2 programme (Access to Level 3), students are expected to have a minimum of 4 grade 3's at GCSE or equivalent. BTECs must be at Merit or above and will count as one GCSE.

For a Level 3 programme, students are expected to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (or equivalent) including GCSE English - there are a few subjects which will accept English Literature instead - see individual course pages. BTECs must be at Merit or above and will count as one GCSE.

You should check entry requirements for individual courses.

International Students

International students (with non-European passports) should complete an International Application Form.

EEA passport holders

EEA passport holders without GCSE equivalent qualifications* must study towards achieving Maths and English GCSE as part of their programme to be eligible for funding (and therefore not pay tuition fees). This restricts the number of A levels a student can take until they pass the GCSE exams. Students electing not to study towards Maths and English GCSE must pay full international tuition fees.  

*Level of education equivalent to GCSE is not sufficient, nationally recognised exit qualifications are required


Enrolment takes place for several days from lunchtime on GCSE Results Day. You must be available to enrol at the College from this date in order to secure your place. If your results turn out to be different from what you expected, don’t worry, if you have been offered a place at the College there will be a chance to discuss other options with the staff during Enrolment.

Admissions Policy

Programmes of Education

Where the College is able to provide a programme of education appropriate to a young person’s needs, prospective students are admitted to the College and allocated to courses on the basis of the following priorities:

Category 1

  • All members of the Catholic community, (including pupils of the Catholic Collegiate schools)
  • Siblings of present and former students of the College (who attended College within the last 10 years)
  • Those students who have been identified as having ‘Special Educational Needs’  on their Education Health and Social Care Plan, where the College is named as the preferred setting, and
  • Any young people who are in, or have recently left, the care of the Local Authority

Category 2  

  • Those from supportive religious backgrounds and others happy to be educated in an environment which values and promotes Christian ideals. 

Admissions Policy 2017-18

Data Protection Act

We are very careful with the data that you give to us during the application process, but we are required to share some of the general information with the Local Authority and the Education Funding Agency so they can track where young people are attending. We will ask your permission before contacting your school or passing on your information to other parties. 


At St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, we recognise the link between good attendance and high achievement. Full attendance and punctuality at every time tabled lesson is expected, and if attendance falls below the College minimum of 90% without an acceptable reason, strategies and support will be put in place to encourage students to return to full attendance. We promote positive attendance through a termly reward system and communication with parent/carers.