I'm starting in September

We can’t wait to welcome you to College in September, so we’ve put together this area of useful links and information to give you the lowdown on being a student with us. 

We’ve covered everything from enrolment to financial support and have pulled together a handy list of FAQs that may answer any questions you may have before starting with us.

If there is anything else you would like to know, please get in touch.


This year’s enrolment will be completed in two parts.

Firstly, you will be sent an email with instructions to complete your online enrolment at home. As soon as you receive this email, you will be able to log in and begin enrolling.  

The second part will be in person and you will be given a date and time to attend college to finalise your enrolment. This is where we will double check your GCSE results and you will be issued with a timetable and your College I.D card.

We will send further information out to applicants over the summer. If you have any questions, or require any support with enrolment, please give us a call on 01709 513355 or email learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk


We understand that you may have questions regarding enrolment and starting college. To save you time contacting us, we’ve compiled a list of questions and answers that we hope will help. 

Don’t worry if you still haven’t received your grades. You can still enrol!

Why do I need to enrol?

All students are required to enrol at the start of each academic year.

When you enrol as a student with us, you will be able to access the wide range of facilities, resources and services that the College provides.

What documents do I need to enrol?

You are advised to have these documents to hand when you complete your enrolment:

  • Identification:
    Passport, Driving Licence, Birth Certificate, National Insurance Card/Letter.
  • Proof of Qualifications:
    GCSE results, Certificates.
  • Payment of Fees:
    This only applies if you need to pay for your course. If you are aged 16-18 on 31st August, you will not have course fees to pay. 
  • Evidence of fee remission:
    If you are aged 19+ and unemployed and seeking employment you may be eligible to have your fees waived. Fee remission will only be given where individuals can provide the appropriate evidence of their situation/status. This may include Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (WRAG or Contributions Based), Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Universal Credits, Income Support or Pension Credit. Please contact us on 01709 513355 or learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk

Please see our enrolment check list

How long does enrolment take?

The online part of your enrolment is quick and easy and should take no more than 15-20 minutes.

The face to face part of your enrolment is straight forward and should take no longer than an hour, it’s really important that you bring in the correct documentation to ensure that your enrolment goes as smoothly as possible.

I am unable to complete my enrolment form.

Whilst we anticipate that the majority of students will be able to complete their enrolment form online, we do recognise that some students may be unable to do this, if this is the case we will help you complete it when you come to your face to face enrolment session.

I am a returning student, do I need to re-enrol?

If you are a continuing your studies into the next academic year, you do not need to re-enrol.

Prior to the summer holidays, you should have completed some enrolment paperwork with your tutor. If you are unsure whether you have done this, please contact your tutor.

What happens once I have enrolled?

Once you have completed your online enrolment you will need to attend College to finalise your enrolment.

Once you have attended, you will be issued your timetable and College I.D card.

When is the start of term?

Our term starts w/c 2nd September 2024. If you haven’t heard anything by Friday 30th August, then please contact us on 01709 513355 or learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk

I’ve applied for a course and I am awaiting a response.

If you have applied and not yet had an interview, please contact our Learner Recruitment Team on 01709 513355 or learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk

Is it too late to apply?

If you have not yet applied for a course it’s not too late. Most of our courses will continue to accept new students throughout August and September.

Please complete our online application form. It is important that you include all up to date contact details including phone numbers and email addresses. If you have applied for a full-time course we will then aim to contact you within 24 hours to advise on the next steps.

Please be aware that due to the high volume of applications there may be a delay in processing your application. If you are unsure of anything, please contact our Learner Recruitment Team on 01709 513355 or learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk.

What if I don’t get the GCSE grades I needed, or I achieve better than expected?

Don’t worry if you don’t get the results you had hoped for, or you achieve better grades than you expected.

All of our offers are based on predicted grades and our Learner Recruitment Team and Specialist Course Tutors will be available to offer you information and advice.

We offer courses at different levels and usually you can move up or down a level depending on your results.

What if I’ve changed my mind about what course to do?

It’s not too late to change your mind. Please contact our Learner Recruitment Team on 01709 513355 or learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk

Please be aware that you may be required to have an interview for the new course that you would like to study.

How do I apply for the College bursary?

You can find more information and apply for the bursary online.

If you have any further questions about student finance you can contact us on 01709 513355 or learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk.

When will I receive my I.D card and lanyard?

You will receive your College I.D card and lanyard once you have attended college to finalise your enrolment.

You will be given a date and time to attend College to finalise your enrolment.

I am a returning student, when will I get my 2024/25 I.D card?

Your new I.D card will be issued to you when you return in September.

Can I enrol on an Apprenticeship?

View our current range of Apprenticeships and check out our Apprenticeships FAQ guide to find out more. 

If you can’t find an apprenticeship, don’t worry as we can support you to find a full time course instead, begin your College application.

What days will I be in College?

Most of our courses require attendence 3 or 4 days per week, you will be issued with a timetable once you have enrolled.

Is there anything I can do before joining in September?

Depending on the type of course you have applied for, you may be invited to attend a Taster Day.

Will I be able to purchase refreshments at College?

Yes, our refectories will be open for the start of term to all staff and students.

We will be running on a cashless system basis therefore you will need to pay using contactless payment/by card. If you cannot pay contactless.

Please get in touch and we will be able to support you.

Not answered your question?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require any more information on 01709 513355 or by emailing us at learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk