It can be overwhelming when your presented with all the options for your next steps, but we’re here to help guide you to the best route for your future progression.
Your College Experience
Many people say that their time at college are the best years of their lives and here at Suffolk New College we’re driven to ensure that our students have that experience.
If you like to spend your free time in an energetic way, take a look at the wide range of sports and leisure activities we offer.
Career Information, Advice and Guidance
With so many options and so much information, the process of choosing your next move can be more than a little confusing.
Use our online careers explorer to find out what opportunities are available for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Full time courses are typically 3 days per week doing the one subject you have chosen, with one extra day in college for maths and English if you need to do any GCSE resits (for students that did not achieve grade 4+ at GCSE). This allows for students to also take part in relevant industry placements alongside their studies.
You may bring your own lunch, purchase food in college at lunchtime, or leave the campus providing you are back in time to attend your afternoon lessons. If you received free school meals whilst in high school, you will likely be eligible for these in college too, and this can be applied for with the bursary application after enrolment.
Our level 1 and level 2 courses are both one year long, the level 3 and T Level courses are typically two years long. Level 1 courses are the equivalent to receiving GCSE’s at grade 3 and below, Level 2 courses are equivalent to GCSE’s grade 4 and above, and Level 3 and T Level courses are equivalent to A Levels. There is more information on each specific course page on our website.
Yes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org where we can organise a tour for you at any of our campuses.
Enrolment begins from GCSE results days in August onwards for the majority of our applicants (late July onwards for those in Inclusive Learning). You will receive an email to outline what you need to do to enrol, a couple of weeks before enrolment begins.
As soon as you have submitted your application, you will receive an email to confirm that it has all gone through successfully. Some courses offer a place straight away, but others will require an interview first (the team will be in touch shortly after application, to get the interview booked in with you). The My Application page, lets you log in and check your application status at any point.
Yes, you can apply for a bursary on our website after enrolling, the bursary decision will be dependent on your financial circumstances. If eligible, the bursary will be paid directly into the students own bank account, to cover the costs of your travel to college, PPE, resources etc.
There is no age limit when applying for an apprenticeship. When you need to apply will vary with each individual vacancy. As you are looking through apprenticeship vacancies, be sure to check the closing date and start date, as some employers will look for apprentices to start from September, others will be looking for apprentices to start within a few weeks which you will not be able to do if still in school. For further information, please contact email@example.com.
As soon as you know what you want to apply for, get your application in to secure your place on the course! We would advise you to apply by mid June, to ensure you receive an invite for the Experience Day. Our applications are open up until August, but at this point some courses may already be full.
During application, there is a section for you to add any learning needs or exam concessions, including whether you currently have an EHCP. Our Additional Learning Support Team will then get in touch with you nearer to the summer, to complete a needs assessment with you and your parents/carers to determine the how much support will be put in place for you. This is usually the same support as you received in school, e.g. a one-to-one Learning Support Assistant, coloured paper, or extra time in exams. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.