How to Apply
A Guide To Making An Application
Click on the ‘Find a course’ option to check out available courses.
You have decided to join us – so what next?
Using the course search facility, take a look at what the College has to offer. When you search for a course, a list will be displayed then click on the hyperlink to obtain more information.
Once you find a course you are interested in, click on the Apply on Line option to add your course to the basket.
When you have finished browsing, click on Apply Now where you will be directed to the online self-service portal. Follow the on screen instructions to submit your application.
Completing the online application form
You will be able to create an account with unique username and password. Please note that you require a valid email address to create your account. If you already have an account created, please make sure you use the same email address and password.
Anyone who experiences difficulty completing an online application form should in the first instance use the (i) icons displayed on the screen or contact the relevant Campus Administration office on 028 9026 5265 during office hours.
You can apply for up to a maximum of 5 applications. Add the courses to your basket before submitting your application. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note that during peak times, this email may take up to five days.
Pre-Entry advice and guidance
Once your application has been received, you will be invited to attend a pre-entry advice and guidance session. Attendance to the session is mandatory.
After attending the pre-entry advice and guidance, one of the following will happen:
- If you currently hold qualifications which meet/exceed the entry requirements and there is a place available, you will be invited to enrol immediately at which point you will enter a contractual agreement with the College agreeing to enrolment terms.
- If you are awaiting results and think you will meet/exceed the entry requirements and there are places available, you will receive an OFFER.
- If you do not hold or are not awaiting results at the required level your application will not be successful. The College invite you to contact the Careers and Employability Team.
- If you meet or are expected to meet/exceed the entry requirements but no places are immediately available, you will be placed on a waiting list.
When you receive your offer, you will be given an appointment to come into the College, once you receive your examination results. You must attend the appointment otherwise your offer will be withdrawn.
If your application is at 'Wait' or 'Late' make sure that you have provided us with a valid email and mobile/home contact number. Ensure that you check your emails and mobile for updates about your application. Should a place become available, you will be asked to attend the College with your actual examination results.
Remember: You can check your application status when you log onto your student portal account.
Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning
The College recognises that some adult learners will have substantial industry experience and may not have formal qualifications to demonstrate skills, knowledge or capability. The College will work with such applicants to identify appropriate evidence equivalent to the entrance criteria. Once an application is received by the college, applicants are asked to provide qualifications achieved and pending. Applicants can indicate at that stage if they wish to have Prior Experiential Learning recognised.
Some points to note before submitting your application:
- Your application will be processed by the Academic School that you have applied to.
- If you have a query relating to your application, please contact the appropriate School using the contact details provided in communication to you.
- An applicant can apply for up to five courses.
- Applying for more than five courses will delay processing of your applications.
- Applications are required for all courses that have pre-entry requirements. This means that all full time courses require an application. Some part time applications have pre-entry requirements and also require an application.
- Applications open on 27th January 2018. You do not have to wait on your results before you can apply.
- Submitting an application does not guarantee a place on that course.
- Check that you meet the entry requirements detailed in the 'Entry Requirements' section for each course.
- The earlier you apply the better your chance of securing a place.
- You will be invited to a Pre Entry advice session which you must attend to continue with your application.
Application for some courses has to be made directly through UCAS. To do this, applicants should contact UCAS at tel: 01242 222 444 or via the UCAS website: www.ucas.ac.uk. Information required to apply through UCAS is clearly displayed under relevant course details page.
Please note: UCAS operate their own submission deadlines and application procedures. Please check with UCAS for most up-to-date information.
Paper based application
We encourage you to apply online. If you would rather complete a paper based application form please contact our Admissions on 028 9026 5265 and select option 2.
To help the College reduce the risk of harm or injury to students and staff caused by the criminal behaviour of other students we must be made aware of any unspent criminal convictions. Students must declare all unspent criminal convictions using this Criminal Convictions Disclosure Form. Certain courses require us to consider spent and unspent criminal convictions therefore in certain circumstances you must also disclose spent convictions using this Enhanced Criminal Convictions Disclosure Form. If you disclose criminal convictions you will not be automatically excluded from the application process. The criminal disclosure process is a risk management process. This is a separate and confidential process in keeping with the data protection principles. You will be advised about the outcome of this process separately and as quickly as possible. You need not discuss this with the course team. Disclosure forms are available by calling Campus Services; telephone 028 9026 5265 Option 2 to request one or you can download by following this link.Please complete as accurately as possible declaring all criminal convictions and place the form inside an envelope marked “Confidential for the personal attention of Head of Student Support” Titanic Quarter Campus and deliver or post to the College.
To find out more information about the release of this information and guidance on your convictions please contact the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO) on 028 9032 0157.
Support for Care Experienced Students
Belfast Met actively encourages students who are in care or have been in care to apply for courses at the College. We can offer support while you are on course. Simply email the Centre for Student Engagement and Retention: wideningparticipation[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk or Tel: 02890 265 108.
Belfast Metropolitan College has made every effort to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate and up-to-date. The College cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or ambiguities and reserves the right to revise, alter, discontinue or cancel courses once they have commenced. The location referenced may be the primary location and you may have to attend at an alternative site.
The courses in this prospectus are aimed at a wide range of abilities. Please refer to the entry requirements to assess if the course is right for you.