Interested in a college that won’t settle for less?

Look no further than Harrogate College – the place for those who want more. More say in your education, more support, more independence. Our college is built on our commitment to be progressive and inclusive, so you will always be welcomed here. We’re passionate about providing a nurturing environment where everyone can reach their full potential. This is supported by our employer-led curriculum and industry-standard facilities, which allow you to flourish in your studies.

We’ve created this hub to provide you with everything you need to know about starting college, including useful resources and frequently asked questions.

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Admissions Process

The admissions process can be broken down into four simple steps:

1 – Once we receive your application, a member of the admissions team will contact you via telephone and email to arrange an interview. 

2 – The interview takes place in the form of an informal chat, with the main focus being how Harrogate College can help you achieve your ambitions.

3 – Following the interview, we will email you an offer and once accepted you’re all set to start your journey with us

4 – After receiving your GCSE results, you will be invited to enrol at Harrogate College and become an official student.

Get a taste for college life

Our open events are the perfect opportunity to find out more about studying with us here at Harrogate College. Join us at set dates throughout the year to:

  • Be inspired by potential future teachers
  • Explore our fantastic facilities
  • Have your questions answered
  • Learn more about our course options – from technical programmes to apprenticeships

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Here are some of our success stories – could you be next?

“I chose Harrogate College because it was a great environment to study. There’s friendly staff and a good range of courses available. Art & Design is a very creative course with a lot of different areas like photography, animation, ceramics, graphics, drawing and painting. I love how the wide variety links to my interests and the support from tutors with my written work and evaluations. So what would I say to someone who’s thinking about joining Harrogate College? I’d definitely recommend it!”Reece, Level 2 Art & Design

“I love the support offered by my tutors in college and now online during the pandemic. The facilities offered at Harrogate College help me prepare to go into the catering industry as we have access to industry-standard kitchens and a training restaurant.”Mollie, Level 2 Hospitality

“The tutors at Harrogate College are more than happy to help. The staff in the workshop are so helpful and try to find a solution to any problem you come across.” – Robyn Barratt, MA Creative Practice

Financial Support

Here at Harrogate College, students facing financial barriers can access a range of support to help them succeed with their studies. With support for meals and travel passes available, there’s no need to let money worries stop you from getting more out of your education.

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