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Enrol for September 2020

This year we have introduced online enrolment, so you can now enrol for a course from the comfort of your own home.  Below are some simple instructions and FAQs to help you on your way to becoming a student at Northern Regional College. 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties or would like to discuss your application with a member of staff please contact admissions@nrc.ac.uk.

Already Applied?

Enrol from Home

When you receive your results, follow these steps to enrol online:

  1. Log in to the application portal
  2. Select "Evidence" from the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the webpage
  3. Select "Evidence Type"
  4. Select the "Choose Files" button in the "File(s) To Upload" section.  
  5. Select the file you need to upload
  6. Select "UPLOAD".  NOTE: The results you have uploaded must match the information you have provided within the qualifications section of your application.

Please ensure you have uploaded the following information:

  • Proof of ID (Birth or Adoption Certificate, Passport, Driving License, National Identity Card or Biometric Residence Permit)
  • Results Certificates or other evidence of results (If you do not provide evidence of how you meet the entry criteria to the course, we will not be able to enrol you on the course)
  • For Work-based learning courses (Training/Apprenticeships) you must upload the following additional documentation to the evidence section:
    • Medical / Optician Verification Form (Electrical Installation Applicants ONLY)
    • Employer Documentation (Apprenticeships or Work Placements)
    • National Insurance Number

Curriculum staff will now validate your results. If you have met the entry requirement and there are places left on your first preference course you will then be enrolled onto this course and contacted by the College with your induction information.  Where there are more applicants than places on the course we will contact you.

I’ve applied but don’t meet the entry requirements

If you haven’t achieved the entry requirements for the course you have applied for, don’t worry, there are other courses and options that can be discussed with a member of our careers team, email careers@nrc.ac.uk

If there is another course you would like to apply for, please follow these steps:

  1. Use the search box to find courses that you would be interested in applying for at www.nrc.ac.uk. Add the course you would like to apply for to your shortlist by clicking ADD COURSE TO SHORTLIST.
  2. You can add up to five courses to your shortlist.  When you have finished adding courses to your shortlist, select Apply Now and you will be redirected to the online admissions portal.
  3. You will need to log in to your account.
  4. Check all the information we have for your application is correct.
  5. Upload a copy of your ID and exam results.
  6. Select submit application.
  7. Select your course preference – i.e First or Second choice.

Not Yet Applied?

Don’t panic! You can apply online today for all full-time and part-time courses at nrc.ac.uk.  Choose from a wide range of courses and subject areas including:

Access to University 
Built Environment and Engineering
Business and Computing
Counselling
Creative Industries – TV & Film, Performing Arts, Digital Media
Hair and Beauty
Health and Social Care, Childcare
Hospitality, Tourism, Science & Sport

When you submit your online application, you will receive an email that the College has received your application. You should now continue to enrolment by following the steps outlined above in “Already Applied?”

Returning Student

You don’t have to do anything as returning students are automatically pre-enrolled onto the next year of your course. We will contact you in late August with your start date for the 2020/21 academic year.

Need Help?

Application/Technical enquiries – admissions@nrc.ac.uk
Careers enquiries – careers@nrc.ac.uk
Education support – educationsupport@nrc.ac.uk
Student Finance – studentfinance@nrc.ac.uk
Student Support – student.support@nrc.ac.uk
Exams (Ballymena/Magherafelt) – ta.exams@nrc.ac.uk
Exams (Newtownabbey) - na.exams@nrc.ac.uk
Exams (Coleraine/Ballymoney) - cr.exams@nrc.ac.uk

Good luck with your results!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Follow the simple steps at how to apply.  

You can access the application portal at: https://ebsontrackprospect.nrc.ac.uk

You will need your username and password.

Your username was sent to you in an email when you applied. Please check your spam and junk folders for this.

  1. Log in to the application portal
  2. Select "Evidence" from the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the webpage
  3. Select "Evidence Type"
  4. Select  the "Choose Files" button in the "File(s) To Upload" section. 
  5. Select the file you need to upload
  6. Select "UPLOAD" 

NOTE: The results you have uploaded must match the information you have provided within the qualifications section of your application.

Updating Contact Details

  1. Log in to the application portal
  2. Select "Personal Details"
  3. Update as necessary
  4. Select "SAVE" 

Please note: it is vital that you keep your email address and mobile phone number up to date so the College can contact you regarding your application.

Accepting an Offer

If there is another course you would like to apply for, please follow these steps:

  1. Use the search box to find courses that you would be interested in applying for. Add the course you would like to apply for to your shortlist by clicking ADD COURSE TO SHORTLIST. 
  2. You can add up to five courses to your shortlist.  When you have finished adding courses to your shortlist, select Apply Now and you will be redirected to the online admissions portal.
  3. You will need to log in to your account
  4. Check all the information we have for your application is correct
  5. Upload a copy of your ID and exam results
  6. Select submit application
  7. Select your course preference – i.e First or Second choice

If you require the preferences of your application:

  1. Log in to the application portal
  2. Select "Homepage"
  3. Scroll to the "Send a comment, question or feedback" area
  4. Select the "Applications - assistance required" category
  5. Let us know in the comments the order you would like your applications to follow, for example: "Please can you change my application for Health and Social Care to my first choice, Hair and Beauty as my second choice, and Applied Sciences as my third choice."  

Some students may be eligible to financial assistance to cover transport costs. You can view all the relevant information regarding this at the Education Authorities website:

Advice on Transport Assistance for Students Attending Further Education Colleges 

You can download a copy of the Transport Application Form - Further Education from the Education Authority website.  Completed transport application forms must be forwarded to the College either by email to admissions@nrc.ac.uk or posted to the campus you plan to study at.  All forms must be signed and stamped by the College before being forwarded to the Education Authority. 

Please read eligibility criteria carefully prior to completion of the form.  

Applications for Transport Assistance are in respect of FULL-TIME attendance at a Further Education College.

Applicants/students on the Training for Success programmes are not eligible for a travel pass.

The Education Authority (EA) for Northern Ireland is responsible for assessing eligibility for Free School Meals based on Department of Education (DE) / Department for the Economy (DfE) criteria.  You can view all the relevant information regarding this at the Education Authorities website

You can apply for Free School Meals via the EA website:

Application Form for Free School Meals 

Applicants/students on the Training for Success programmes are not eligible for free schools meals.

There are a range of funds you can apply for to help you with course related costs. Funding applications are assessed using guidance issued by the Government and most are based on personal circumstance such as income thresholds. The Student Finance Team can assist you with financial matters and help you to apply for any appropriate grants or awards that are available.  For further information visit our student finance section or email student.finance@nrc.ac.uk

If you require support from the College with your educational needs you can completed an online referral form. The Education Support team will then contact you to discuss your needs and how we can best meet them or alternatively email educationsupport@nrc.ac.uk and one of the team will be happy to help you. 

We will be in contact in late August with your start date for the 2020/21 academic year.

If you are experiencing any problems with your online enrolment we would be happy assist you.  Please either contact us by telephone or email admissions@nrc.ac.uk.

Before visiting any of our College campuses we would advise you to contact us by telephone.  Please note that you can enrol from home.