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How do I apply for a full-time course?

The process for applying for a full-time place at college in 2023 begins in October 2022 when we visit schools for joint talks with the Sixth Form Centre, to which students and parents are invited. After the formal talks have taken place, there is time to chat with Programme Leaders about the courses on offer. Details of these visits and other key dates and information can be found below.

Thursday 6 October – St Anne’s School
Wednesday 19 October – La Mare De Carteret High School
Thursday 20 October – Grammar School (private colleges are invited to this event)
Wednesday 2 November – Les Beaucamps High School
Thursday 3 November – St Sampson’s High School
Thursday 3 November- Le Murier School
Wednesday 9 November – Les Voies School

Open events

Held in the Restaurant at Coutanchez Campus, the Café at Delancey Campus and the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 17 November 2022, these events give students, parents and carers the opportunity to chat to programme teams about the courses on offer and what is involved in these, and have a go at relevant taster activities. Please come to the following campus (where each course is based)

Coutanchez CampusDelancey CampusPrincess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts
BusinessAccessPerforming Arts
Beauty TherapyCreative & Digital Arts 
Childcare & Early YearsHorticulture 
Construction (and Apprenticeships)Public Services 
Engineering (and Apprenticeships)Sport 
Hairdressing Apprenticeship 
Health & Social Care  
IT & Computing 
Island Operatives Apprenticeship 
Office Administration  
Retail  

Taster morning

Year 11 students come in to the College with their school for our taster morning on Thursday 18 January which runs between 9am and 12 noon. Students are welcomed by one of our Directors, given a short tour of the campus before spending the morning in the vocational area of their choice. The morning should give them a flavour of the course they are interested in and what is involved in college life, and help them in making their Post-16 choices. Students from St Anne’s spend the whole day with us.

Individual student guidance discussions

The next stage is when our Programme Leaders visit the high schools to have a more detailed discussion with each student about themselves, the course they are interested in, and their career aspirations. These take place from the end of January 2022 and throughout February. Students at the private colleges who are interested in applying for a course here in September will need to have one of these meetings  with a Programme Leader, and should speak to their Careers Teacher to arrange this. They are also welcome to contact our Enrolment team on Enrolment@gcfe.net. All students will be asked to complete a Google form prior to their one-to-one meeting.

Last year we launched a site with information and activities to help students in their Post-16 decision making, which will be updated during the autumn term. This can be viewed HERE. Students who are home-schooled or who are not currently in education are also very welcome to undertake these activities.

Bridging Courses

We will be holding the following Bridging Courses

Level 2 and Level 3 courses – Wednesday 28 June 2023
Further information will be shared with careers teachers, students and parents/carers during May.
All Level 2 and Level 3 students must attend as the day is an essential part of your Careers Information Advice and Guidance

Level 1 course – this will be held at the beginning of September 2022
All Level 1 students must attend – it is an opportunity to meet the team and, again, is an essential part of your Careers Information Advice and Guidance.

Entry criteria

A list of specific entry requirements for our full time courses and apprenticeships can be found HERE

Online applications & place offers

The online application window opens on Monday 27 February 2023 and closes on Friday 10 March 2023. Your Careers Teacher will help you with the application process. If you are currently studying at one of the independent colleges in Guernsey, or will have taken your GCSEs in the UK (or elsewhere), please contact our Enrolment team at enrolment@gcfe.net who will be able to send you an application form.

Offers of places are sent out via email on Friday 28 April 2023
The closing date for acceptances of places is Friday 5 May 2023

Key dates

A Level/Level 3 results day – Thursday 17 August 2023
GCSE/Level 2 results day – Thursday 24 August 2023
Information, Advice and Guidance – Friday 25 August 2023 and Tuesday 29 August 2023
Enrolment & Welcome Event for full-time students – Wednesday 30 August 2023
Enrolment & Welcome Event for new Apprentices – Thursday 31 August 2023
Start of term – Monday 11 September 2023