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Applications for September 2024 entry.

Applications for September 2024 entry are now open Your application is the first step towards joining our forward thinking, progressive College. You can find out more about the application process, including how you can complete an application and the steps that take place after, below. If you are ready to apply (and attend a school that does not use the Get Into portal) click here to be taken to the application portal.


Ahead of submitting your application, we recommend that you speak with your Careers Advisor in school, and attend one of our Open Events to help you decide on the most appropriate courses and pathway for you. Our course listings offer detailed information about each course, including the published entry criteria, so you can make an informed decision about which courses you would like to apply for. You can find our course list here. Please note, that your application does not guarantee or confirm your final study programme- this will be discussed with you at your admissions interview.

Applying to HNC

1 – You attend an 11-16 school in Kirklees

If you attend one of the 11-16 schools in Kirklees you should apply to the College via your school who use a Kirklees online e-prospectus called ‘Get Into’. Your Careers Advisor or Head of Year 11 will help you to complete this online application.

2 – All other schools

If you attend any other school, you should apply to the College through our website by clicking here to access our application portal.


Applications received before 2 February 2024 are all treated with equal priority. Applications from prospective students are welcomed irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion or belief.

Admissions interview

If you have met the application deadline of Friday 2 February 2024, you will be invited to an admissions interview with one of our specialist admissions team.

During your interview you will be given the opportunity to discuss why you have decided on the courses you have chosen. Your interviewer will be interested to hear about your career aspirations and your future goals, and how your values align with those of the College. We will also discuss your behaviour and attendance record, and where this is below our advertised entry criteria of 95%+, you will be given the opportunity to explain the reasons for this. Please note that if your attendance is below our required level, you will be contacted prior to interview and advised about the additional information required. We recommend you read our Admissions Policy for further information.

Applicants should prepare for the questions listed below in advance.

  1. What is your long-term vision? (This can be as specific as a particular career, for example paediatric nursing, or as generic as a desire to progress to university.)
  2. Why have you applied for your chosen courses and how do they support your long-term vision?
  3. How will you travel to College? What impact will your journey to College have on your daily
  4. What enrichment do you currently do? What enrichment would you be interested in taking up at HNC?
  5. How will you contribute to HNC’s values?
  6. How will you commit to embracing our motto of ‘become your best self’?
Conditional offer

You will be informed of the outcome of your application at the end of your admissions interview. In most cases we offer a conditional place at the College, which is dependent on you achieving the Pathway entry criteria and the subject specific entry criteria for your chosen programme of study.

If your application for a place at HNC is successful at interview, you will receive a ‘Welcome to HNC’ flyer followed by a letter home which will include a step-by-step guide on how to accept your place online. The deadline for accepting your place is Friday 12 April 2024.

Preparing for life at HNC

Once you have accepted your place, you will be given an invitation to log in to our online Campus HNC @ Home (live post GCSEs). This will invite you to explore HNC and complete some subject-based activities which will give you a head start and support you to understand where your programme of study and the life-changing opportunities on offer at HNC can take you.

You will also receive an invitation to our Welcome Event, Hudd Fest. This is taking place on Thursday 11 July 2024. This event will provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow potential students and your new teachers, as well as providing a final opportunity to explore the College ahead of you joining us in September.


Enrolment at HNC takes place online via our student record portal, CEDAR and all students who have accepted a place will be sent detailed instructions ahead of receiving their GCSE results. You will be asked to upload your GCSE results online by 4:30pm on 22 August 2024. You do not need to be available in person for this day, but you must be contactable via telephone from Thursday 22 August to Friday 30 August in case we need to discuss your enrolment with you. Please note your compulsory Induction Day/ first day of teaching will be Monday 2 September.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about your application, please get in touch. You can call Student Services on 01484 652341 or email

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