Enrolment

Even if you have already had an interview and received an offer, you are not guaranteed a place on the course of your choice until you’re formally enrolled to officially become a student at Newham College.

Enrolment is a little different this year as we need to enforce social distancing measures to ensure the safety of students and staff in line with government guidelines regarding coronavirus. Please attend your appointment alone and do not bring friends and family with you as we are unable to accommodate visitors and they may be turned away.

Enrolment runs from Monday, 17 August until Friday, 18 September (Monday-Friday) at both our Stratford and East Ham campuses.

Already applied?

We will email you with an invitation, usually 3-4 weeks before the start of your course, to come into either of our campuses to complete your enrolment. If you haven't received an email from us yet, please contact the Admissions team using the chat widget below (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm) or email externalenquiries@newham.ac.uk

Yet to apply?

If you haven’t applied for a course yet, it is not too late! Check out the wide range of courses we have available, find your preferred course, and apply. Once we have received your application, you will be invited to complete your enrolment at Newham College.

Bring your documents

In order to be enrolled successfully, all learners must bring a photo ID and evidence of your exam results/qualifications.

Adult learners (aged 19+) should also bring details of any loans or financial assistance you’re applying for, and/or any benefits you receive.

A full list of the documentation required is listed in the “What documents do I need to bring with me?” section below.

Enrolment FAQs

I have applied for a course and I'm waiting for a response

We receive a high number of applications and may not be able to get back to all applicants immediately but rest assured, we will be in contact as quickly as possible.

What happens at enrolment?

What happens at enrolment depends on whether you have received an offer and your chosen course.

Step 1

You will initially be seen by the Admissions team who will process your application (you’ll skip this stage if you have already received an offer), check your course and any other details provided.

If you have received a conditional offer or haven’t applied yet, the Curriculum team will need to have a look at your exam results (see step 2 below). If your grades are lower than expected for your chosen course, the Curriculum team will discuss your course options with you.

If you are aged 19 and over, Admissions will also need to discuss payment for your course, including either proof of employment, evidence that your loan application(s) has been approved (if applicable) or evidence of means-tested benefits to assess your eligibility for fees reduction or remission (if applicable).

You will also be referred to the Additional Learning Support team if such support is required.

If you have received an unconditional offer, you’ll then skip to step 3.

Step 2

You will be interviewed by the Curriculum team to assess your eligibility for your chosen course and check your qualifications. For some courses at Level 3 and above, your enrolment details will be forwarded to an academic tutor who will discuss your course options, criteria and course expectations further.

Your English and Maths qualifications will also be checked. If you are unable to provide evidence of your GCSE English and Maths grades, you will be asked to take an assessment to determine your current level for both English and Maths, and ensure that you’re enrolled on the correct level of study.

Step 3

Once we have fully assessed and received all relevant documentation in steps 1 and 2, Admissions will finalise your enrolment, produce your College ID card and Learner Agreement, and you’re ready to start your course in September.

The whole process can take 1-2 hours or longer if you need to take an English or Maths assessment, so please be patient. We want to ensure that you are enrolled correctly and there are no issues for you later during your course.

Can I apply for a course on the day?

Absolutely. You will be directed through the new applicant process before you are formally enrolled. Please allow extra time to accommodate this.

We are also happy to facilitate changes to an existing application as well, such as changing a course.

Can you tell me which courses have available spaces?

During enrolment, course availability will change on an hourly basis and you will be informed of the availability of your preferred course at enrolment. We strongly recommend that you attend your appointment in order to secure a space on your preferred course. You may opt to join a waiting list or choose another course if your preferred course is full.

What documents do I need to bring with me?

Without certain documents, we will be unable to enrol you successfully:

  • Proof of ID. If you have not lived permanently in the UK/EU for the last 3 years or do not have settled status, please bring where applicable: passport, marriage certificate and spouse's passport, residency (biometric) card or ID, or Home Office documents. All documents must be original. 
  • Exam results and/or qualification certificates.
  • Evidence of any means-tested benefits received by you or your household (if applicable). This can include Jobseekers' Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance (WRAG), Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit or any other benefits.
  • Evidence of your employment status if you're on a low income (less than £20,962 annually gross), e.g. payslips, bank statements.
  • Evidence of any loan application(s) and/or financial support that have been applied for or approved (if applicable).

You can find out more about loans and other financial support options available to our adult learners.

What about fees & financial support?

For learners aged 16-18, all courses are free but additional financial support is available to cover costs related to attending College. You can discuss this with the Admissions team at enrolment. Find out more about the finance support options available to you.

Adult learners (19+) will be told how much they will need to pay for their chosen course but may be eligible for a fee reduction or remission depending on their circumstances. Please discuss this with the Admissions team at enrolment.

You will need to bring evidence of loans and other financial support if you have applied for these. Find out more about loans and other financial support options available to our adult learners.