What to bring for enrolment

What to bring

For learners aged 16-18, please ensure you bring the following items with you:

• Examination results slips/letters for all subjects studied
• A valid and recognised form of identification (e.g., Passport, National Insurance Card, or Bank Card)
• Your National Insurance Number details
• Emergency contact details for two individuals

For learners aged 19 and above, please bring the following items:

• A valid and recognised form of identification (e.g., Passport, National Insurance Card, or Bank Card)
• Confirmation of loan if applying for an Advanced Learner Loan (applicable if enrolling on a course at Level 3 or above and aged 24+, or aged 19+ with an existing Level 3 qualification)
• If you are eligible for any fee assistance, please provide a wage slip or proof of salary dated within three months of the course start date, or evidence of unemployment and receipt of state benefits

It is important to note that if you are aged 19 or over at the time of enrolment, tuition fees may apply. However, financial support options are available, and our team will provide detailed information during the enrolment process.

Frequently asked question

We understand that certain circumstances may prevent you from attending your allocated slot. Should this happen, please contact our Admissions Team admissions@tcg.ac.uk and they will assist you in finding a more suitable alternative time.

Should you wish to change the course you have initially applied for, please feel free to contact our Admissions Team admissions@tcg.ac.uk. Please include your full name and preferred site in your message to ensure a prompt response.

For any concerns or uncertainties regarding your chosen career or course, our dedicated Careers Team is available to provide guidance and support. Reach out to them before enrolment at Careers@tcg.ac.uk or drop in to see them during enrolment. A careers adviser is available at every site throughout the year.

If you have previously received support for a learning difficulty, disability, or have an EHCP plan, but have not informed us about it, worry not. Simply visit station number 1, “Your Health, Your Wellbeing, Your Support,” during enrolment, and our specialised staff will discuss your support needs in greater detail.

Feeling anxious about your exam grades? Do not panic! We are here to help. Attend your enrolment appointment, and our experienced team will offer advice and guidance to secure a place that aligns with your chosen career path. If you have any doubts about your course selection, our expert Careers team will be available to discuss alternative options.

Bursary and Learner Support Funds: Regardless of your age, if your household income is under £40,000 per year (gross) then you could be eligible for support from the bursary or learner support fund. Our funds can provide assistance towards the cost of equipment, uniforms, and travel, unless you are on an Apprenticeship or HE (Higher Education) programme.

Applications to the bursary/learner support fund will be available at enrolment or can be sent out by post.

Free College Meals: If you are 16-18 and had free meals in school then you may be eligible for them whilst you are with us – simply complete a bursary application and we will assess your application.
Here are some additional details regarding the available bursaries:
Vulnerable Bursary (16-18 Years Only): Learners falling into the following categories are entitled to this bursary:
• In care (including unaccompanied asylum seekers)
• Care leavers
• In receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit
• In receipt of Employment Support Allowance AND Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment.

16-18 Discretionary Bursary (including students who are 19-23 with an EHCP): Students can apply for support towards the cost of essential equipment, uniforms, travel and trips. Eligibility for Free College Meals will also be assessed.

19+ Learner Support Fund: Students aged 19+ can apply for support towards the cost of essential equipment, uniforms, travel, trips and childcare whilst on the college course.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund: Students who have taken out the Advanced Learner Loan to cover the course fees can apply for support towards the cost of essential equipment, uniforms, travel, trips and childcare whilst on the college course.

Care to Learn 16-19 Childcare: If you are aged 16-19 and have a child of your own, you can get support with childcare whilst you are studying via the government’s Care to Learn scheme, this support provides a maximum weekly threshold of £160 per child. Visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn for more details.

Our Pass – This bus pass is available for all 16-18 year olds who live in Greater Manchester. It costs a one-off fee of £10, lasts until the 31st August after the young person has turned 18 and offers free unlimited bus travel within Manchester. To apply for an OurPass, please visit www.ourpass.co.uk.

All new learners will start their induction week commencing Monday 4th September 2023. The exact details of when and where will be provided to you during your enrolment session.

For learners who have studied with us in 2022/23 and wish to progress to the next level of their course/stay at college, you will receive a letter through the post to confirm your new start day/time.

Your timetable will be accessible through your ProPortal account, where you can find essential information related to your studies, including class schedules, attendance records, target grades, progress updates, and comments from your tutors. Your course tutor will provide comprehensive training on using ProPortal during the induction period.

We understand the challenges brought about by the cost of living, and we aim to support our learners through this. To provide you with the necessary assistance, you can access all Funding and Finance support section of the website. 

These can be viewed in the key dates section of the website.

No. It is important that you are available to attend classes, and any examinations you may during the term time dates.

If you have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths, and you are aged 16-18, you will be required to study these subjects during your time at the college. Additional information regarding this will be provided by the curriculum teams during the enrolment process.

We understand that the summer break can sometimes pose challenges to mental well-being. Please remember that you are never alone, and there are various support services available should you feel the need to speak with someone. The contact details and websites provided below offer free 24-hour support services that you can access:

• Kooth https://www.kooth.com/
• TheMix –Text SHOUT to 85258 https://www.themix.org.uk/ or https://giveusashout.org/
• Papyrus – https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
• Childline – Call 0800 1111 or visit https://www.childline.org.uk/

Please do not hesitate to reach out to these resources if you require assistance.