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 - dates and times are available on successful completion of the application form.

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

All courses require an initial assessment. These assessments allow us to see what level you are currently working at and ensure you are enrolling on the correct course. Each assessment takes approximately 30 mins - 1 hour and are completed on a computer. Once you have completed your application we will send you a link via email to complete your assessments. If you do not have access to a computer at home please let us know and we will arrange for you to come into college to complete the assessment.

For Access to HE courses the initial assessment is a 500 word statement outlining the reasons you would like to complete the course.

For GCSE Biology there is a specifically designed assessment which will post or email to you.

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.