How do I apply for a full-time course?
The process for applying for a full-time place at college in 2024 begins in October 2023 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 5 October – St Anne’s School
Wednesday 18 October – La Mare De Carteret High School
Thursday 19 October – Les Varendes High School (private colleges are invited to this event)
Wednesday 1 November – Les Beaucamps High School
Thursday 2 November – St Sampson’s High School
Thursday 2 November- Le Murier School
Wednesday 8 November – Les Voies School
Held in the Restaurant and Café at Coutanchez Campus, the Café at Delancey Campus and the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 16 November 2023, 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 Campus||Delancey Campus||Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts|
|Beauty Therapy||Creative & Digital Arts|
|Childcare & Early Years||Health & Social Care|
|Construction (and Apprenticeships)||Horticulture Apprenticeship|
|Engineering (and Apprenticeships)||Public Services|
|Health & Social Care|
|IT & Computing|
|Office Administration Apprenticeship|
Year 11 students come in to the College with their school for our taster morning on Wednesday 17 January 2024 which runs between 9am and 12.20. 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 2024 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.
Festival of Learning
A Learning Festival will be held for all new full-time and school leaver apprentice students on Wednesday 26 June 2024 from 10am – 12.30pm. Information will be shared with students and parents/carers together with the schools before the event.
The event will include a course overview, activities relevant to the vocational area, and some details about what will take place at our Enrolment & Welcome event on 30 August. It will also give students the opportunity to meet their lecturer and other students on their course.
All students must attend as this day is an essential part of their Careers Information, Advice & Guidance. Unfortunately there is no financial support for students from Alderney or from outside the Bailiwick.
A list of specific entry requirements for our full time courses and apprenticeships will be published here very soon.
Online applications & place offers
The online application window opens on Monday 26 February 2024 and closes on Friday 8 March 2024.
Offers are sent out via email on Friday 26 April 2024 – the deadline for acceptance of a place is Friday 3 May 2024.
A Level/Level 3 results day – Thursday 15 August 2024
GCSE/Level 2 results day – Thursday 22 August 2024
Information, Advice and Guidance – Friday 23 August 2024 and Tuesday 27 August 2024
Enrolment & Welcome Event for full-time students and school leaver apprentices – Wednesday 28 August 2024
Start of term – Monday 9 September 2024