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You can apply online for most courses at SWC, using our application portal. Our website works like your favourite online shop – simply find the course you want to apply for and click “apply” You can even add more than one course to your shortlist, if you’re undecided between courses.
These notes provide a short guide to help you complete your online application.
If you do not already have an email address, you will need to create one before you apply online.
You will not be able to apply online using a school email address i.e., those ending with @c2kni.net.
Parents, school staff or other professionals who wish to help students use the online admissions portal must not register to create an application on behalf of students. They must ensure the student has an email address and registers personally.
A unique email address must be provided for each applicant
Explore our college website to search for the course you wish to apply for.
Add course to list and when you are happy with your selection, proceed to apply for course(s).
Upon clicking 'Apply Now' you will be redirected to the admissions portal.
*You can apply for up to three courses.
Before submitting your application online, you must create a user account on our admissions portal.
Click ‘Create Account’ to set up your account.
If you have already registered, enter your username and password to log in.
If you have forgotten your username, check your account creation email which contains your username.
If you have forgotten your password, click on the ‘Forgot your password?’ link and follow the instructions which will be sent to your email.
Complete the online application form by entering your personal details.
Review the information you have entered and edit if necessary before submitting your application.
On completion, you will be asked to assign a choice or course preference to each of the courses you are applying for, as well as how you heard about the course.
If interview dates have been arranged and setup you will be asked to select an interview slot.
Note: The standard entry requirement for many courses may be waived if alternative qualifications or experience can be offered.
Most Higher Education courses such as a HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BSc), can be applied for directly to the college via the process mentioned previously. However, some courses require you to apply via UCAS or directly to Stranmillis. This will be mentioned in the course information.
If you are applying for most Higher Education courses, or are looking to study part-time, please use our online application system to apply – simply follow the steps in ‘Applying for courses at SWC.’
If you are applying for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies or Queens University Belfast Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Energy, Environment and Sustainability, you should apply online through UCAS using the button on the course page. To apply through UCAS for 2022 entry, you will be required to pay £13 for one choice and £24 for more than one choice.
Applications for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies from Stranmillis University College; validated by Queen’s University Belfast must be made to Stranmillis directly before 31st March on year of entry.
You can log in to the admissions portal by clicking here or alternatively by clicking on “Applicants” on the website.
You can log in to the admissions portal at any time to check the progress of your application, update your personal details, list the qualifications you are currently studying, enter results of qualifications you have already received, upload photographic ID, upload evidence of results or check the communications you have received.
If you have had 3 failed login attempts due to entering an invalid username or password combination, your account will be temporarily locked for 60 minutes. You should try to log in again after 60 minutes.
You can enter or update the results of your qualifications by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Qualifications page.
You can add qualifications you are currently studying or have already received, by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Qualifications page.
You can upload evidence of results you may already have, e.g. scanned or photographed copies of certificates, by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Evidence page. admissions portal and going to the Evidence page.
If you have uploaded incorrect evidence documents, you can submit a request for this to be deleted by emailing the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view all the communications that have been issued to you, in relation to your application, by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Communications page.
You will have received an email containing your username when you first registered. If you cannot find your username, contact the Admissions Team.
At the Login page select ‘Forgot your password?’ and follow the instructions which will be sent to your email.
Check that you are typing the correct characters when entering usernames and passwords. Take care not to confuse a “1” number with an “l” letter. Also, it is essential that you enter the full username including punctuation and numbers and remember that passwords are case sensitive.
Check to make sure that the relevant email has not been misidentified as “junk” or “spam” and deposited in your Junk Email or Spam folder. If you still can’t locate the email, contact a member of the Admissions Team to confirm that your correct email address is in the system - you may have mistyped it when registering. Ask the Admissions Team to resend any emails you did not receive.
If you wish to change your email address, do this by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Personal Details page.
If you wish to change your address, do this by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Personal Details page.
If you wish to change your mobile number, do this by logging into the admissions portal and going to the Personal Details page.
Do not worry if there are no interview slots available for you to select. The Admissions Team will be in touch with you when interviews have been arranged and setup.
If the interview date/time does not suit, contact the Admissions Team by email@example.com.
If you require assistance, or have any questions throughout the online application process, you can contact a member of the College Admissions Team by firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can enrol on all courses here www.swc.ac.uk/courses
Students must be 16 years of age on or before 1st July 2023 to enrol on any of the courses in the South West College.
The College welcomes applications from mature students, students with qualifications from other countries and those seeking to gain qualifications. The standard entry requirement for many courses may be waived if alternative qualifications or experience can be offered. For further information on fees for overseas students, please contact the Admissions Office at the relevant campus.
All students will be required to produce ID upon enrolment e.g., Passport, Driver’s Licence, National Insurance Card, Electoral Card etc.