FAQs

These Frequently Asked Questions have been written by our Learner Experience team to guide you through applying to and studying at NCATI.

Applying to college

You apply directly through our website: www.ncati.ac.uk/apply

We will be in touch shortly after you’ve submitted your application and will keep in touch with you as you progress through your application journey.

You can refer to the course page of your interest and find the qualifications you are required to have.

The entry requirement for each of the courses can be found here

The entry requirement for each of the courses can be found on the college website www.ncati.ac.uk

Yes, you can undertake Level 2 Functional Skills in some cases while on the course. This can be done by studying online. You will need to have achieved them by the time the course starts.

Yes, you can undertake Level 2 Functional Skills in some cases while on the course. This can be done by studying online. You will need to have achieved them by the time the course starts.

Getting to college

The College is well served by public transport.

The Birmingham Campus is well served by bus and train services (the closest station is Moor Street Station).

The Doncaster Campus is located in the Lakeside area of Doncaster and is accessible by bus. The campus is a short taxi or bus ride from Doncaster train station.

We don’t have onsite parking facilities available at the Birmingham campus, however, parking is available at the Doncaster site on a first come first served basis. Should you have a disability and need to use your own vehicle to get to College, please speak to our Learner Experience team (0330 120 0375) about your requirements and they will do their best to help you.

If you are a Higher Education student, your maintenance loan is to help you with the cost of studying such as your travel costs. For Level 2 or 3 students, you will be told during induction how to apply.

Life after college

You can apply to do an apprenticeship. There are different types of apprenticeships and you will need to check the job description to ensure that you meet the employer’s requirements.   Further detail on apprenticeships, where to find them and how to apply can be found on https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentice/find-an-apprenticeship as well as companies websites.

Money matters

It is possible to loan a laptop while you are at college if you need one, this will depend on individual circumstances and availability. If you are on an HE course, you can take out a maintenance loan which helps you with the cost of doing a Higher education course which includes equipment. Information can be found on the Student Finance website: www.gov.uk/student-finance – Higher Education courses

Unfortunately, the college is unable to pay for your lunch and travel while on work experience. We would suggest applying for work experience that is local to you to cut your costs. Alternatively, find a part-time job while studying to help you with any expenses. If you get a student maintenance loan, you can use it to pay for these costs. For other courses, we may have access to available funding, if so you will be told during the induction how to apply

The fees for each of the courses are available on their respective pages. 

Advanced Learner Loans are available from Student Finance England. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Higher Education course fees are currently £9250 and loans are available for both tuition and maintenance.  Information on fees and grants available can be found on the below website:

www.gov.uk/student-finance – Higher Education courses

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