The Application Process for Adult Learners

How to apply for an Adult Education course

The first step is to complete an enrolment form
You can either complete the enrolment form online by following the link below

Apply online here.

Or alternatively you can contact the Adult Education team on 023 8044 6156 or email acet@itchen.ac.uk we will post or email you a paper enrolment form. Please complete the form in full and return it to Adult Education, Itchen College, Middle Rd, Southampton, SO14 7TB.

If you do send an email please include: 

  • Your name,
  • Email address,
  • Phone number,
  • Details of the courses you are interested in.

The second step is to book one of our enrolment appointments

Once you have completed the enrolment form please contact the office on 023 8044 6156 or email acet@itchen.ac.uk to book you in for a 20 min appointment to complete your application on one of the following dates;

  • Tuesday 7th July 4pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 8th July 4pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday 25th August 4pm – 7pm
  • Wednesday 26th August 4pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday 1st September 4pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 2nd September 2020 4pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 5th September 10am – 1pm

Please can you bring along the following;

ID (one of the following Driving License, Passport, Birth Certificate, marriage certificate, P60, P45)

Utility Bill within the last 3 months

Proof of benefit (this can be your online Universal Credit account or a DWP letter)

The full payment for the course you are enrolling for (please see individual course information sheets for more details)

Any certificates that are relevant to the course you are applying for e.g. if you would like to apply for ESOL level 2 bring along your ESOL level 1 certificate.

Initial assessments

If you are completing a maths or English course and do not have certificates to evidence your previous level or haven’t studied for some time you will need to complete an initial assessment. These assessments allow us to see what level you currently are and make sure you are enrolling on the correct course. Each assessment takes approximately 1 hour and are completed on a computer, when we book you in for your enrolment appointment we will also book your initial assessments if required. This can all be done at the same time or separate occasions.

Some of our courses have start dates throughout the year, please contact the office if you are applying for a course which does not start in September.

Admissions policy

Itchen Sixth Form College values equality of opportunity for all students, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, appearance and disability.

We are committed to the promotion of an inclusive and supportive environment for all students to achieve their potential and celebrate their differences.

As an inclusive college, we welcome applications from students of all ability levels.

As a Sixth Form College, we have a duty of care to our students and as such require all students to disclose any criminal convictions at enrolment.