The application deadlines for examinations as are follows:

Friday 22 September 2019 (November exams) Friday 7 February 2020 (May/June examinations)

Please note, examinations staff are involved with college internal examinations 16-20 December and as such availability of staff is extremely limited. At this busy time, please email queries to and we will respond as soon as possible.

Please ensure that your application form is completed in full and fees paid before this deadline. Unfortunately the college cannot accept applications after this date.

To make an application you will need:

  • Your UCI Number - a 12 digit number followed by a letter which can be found on your previous results slip/statement of entry or certificate. (All candidates who sat examinations after 1998 will have a UCI number - you may have to contact your old school for this information); 
  • The exam board, subject, exam units and cash in codes (AS/A level only) you wish to be entered for;

  • Copy of photographic ID (passport/driving license)

  • Confirmation of your address (utility bill)

Once you have this information you can proceed to the application form. The application is an encrypted document. Please email with any questions or queries you may have.


Applications for Summer 2020 examinations are now closed & the college is not accepting late applications. 

All copies of identification & a screen shot confirming payment should be emailed to:

Any incomplete application form or incorrect fees will be returned.

Most people applying to be a private candidates are friendly and polite. On very rare occasions, we encounter people (in person or on the telephone) who fall short of accepted standards. All applicants should be aware that no centre is obliged to accept private candidates and that examination boards will not intervene if a centre refuses an application. As with all other examination centres, we reserve the right to refuse any application.  We are not obliged to give a reason. Our decision to accept or decline applications is final and non-negotiable.


What happens next?

Once we receive your application and fees, we will enter you for your exams. We will acknowledge your application within as soon as possible. Once entries are made in February, we will send to you a statement of entry confirming the exams you are entered for. Approximately 6 weeks before your exam, you will receive a personal exam timetable. This confirms the dates and start times of your examination, along with the exam venue and seat number. Then it’s up to you to show up for them!

Please be aware the awarding bodies (AQA, Pearson, OCR and WJEC) are responsible for scheduling examinations.  The college is not able to alter the date or time of examinations to suit individual needs.

You can check date and times of your exams by visiting the relevant exam board website and searching for 'timetables'. Further information can be found at or


Telephone: 0161 330 2330 ext. 275

Before you make your application

Making your application

On the day of your exam

After your exam

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